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Old April 1st, 2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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People and Places Reel

Not everyone appreciates epic nature shots so I was forced to rethink my reel. Actually, I created another one independent of my nature stuff and concentrated more on doc style stuff...I wanted to show the versatility of my shooting style...this is a constantly evolving reel so if you check it again later, chances are you'll see new shots :)

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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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Fantastic stuff!

How did you do that last dolly down style shot of the man walking towards you in the garden?

And the shot low to the ground with leaves and the man running towards you?

the hospital shots were really candid

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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Trish.

The closing shot was achieved using a 18ft jib/crane.

The low angle moving shot was done with an Indislider on the ground.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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Steven,

As always, your video is stunning! And as a reel it is quick and to the point.

Have you been working on any narrative work? It looked as if some of the stuff came from non-documentary things.

Also, as Issaquah/Sammamish is my hometown, its nice to see places and names getting representation in your videos. Very cool!

PS. Was that silver human statue mad at you for filming him? or was he just playing around?
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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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Ryan, thanks for the comments. This reel is a combination of documentary/corporate/music video and some personal travel stuff.

The human statue guy was a hustler. If he saw anyone with a camera, he stuck his cup in their face. Mine included. I guess he figured he'd get a bigger tip with a bigger camera. Unfortunately for him, he was wrong :)
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Old April 1st, 2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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That's what I figured. Those guys always think they deserve something for being on camera.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 04:52 PM   #7
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Amazing stuff! So good I thought it was too short. I wanted to see more!

You are very talented and I always enjoy the look your footage has with the Letus. It is a little weird switching back and forth between it and the stock A1 but I doubt many will notice. I didn't really see anything that needed changing.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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Great reel Steven, it's composed very well and everything looks top-notch. I always enjoy checking out the footage you post!
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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:32 PM   #9
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Love the shots - especially the indieSlider ones..
What did you use to create the Flash movie file..?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:00 PM   #10
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Hi Steven
What worked for me in the reel were the first 21 seconds, all the hospital and gym based material. In particular the shots which didn't work were the standard interviews at the beginning- just head shots with no sound- fairly generic, and the wide shot of the girl doing gymnastics. Also the clown and the silver man were more weird than compelling.

This is just my opinion and meant to be constructive criticism to get you a better reel...

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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:55 AM   #11
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Shots I liked :

Groundshot with the man running towards

Piano shots

Clown shot (was actually a cool effect with him jumping out of focus)

Nice ending shot with the guy falling off the jetski, matched song perfectly

Shots not too fond of :

2 girl interview shots (I liked the old man's shot though, nice lighting)

Gymnastic shot


Awesome work, thank you for sharing! Gives me something to strive for and more inspiration to continue learning and shooting!
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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #12
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Hi, I am trying to view stevens movies on the RX link . I clicked on his link and even signed up for XR and I can't find the video? any secret to this?
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Old April 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #13
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You probably have some kind of blocker active.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. As mentioned before, this is a constantly evolving reel. What's up there right now represents the best of what I have in this relatively new genre for me. As I get better shots, the reel will become more solid.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #15
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Wow -- again, and as usual, very inspirational for A1 users. In the hands of someone as capable as yourself, this camera produces excellent results.

Superb work!
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