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Old June 14th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #1
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my first post.

Hey everyone,

I figured it was about time I posted something... so here is a promo video for a government agency that I recently did. In fact, I'm still editing the final product but I just figured out this vimeo thing so I had to put on something.

http://www.vimeo.com/1168871

Hope you like it so far... Let me know what you think.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Awesome

I liked it alot. Did you use any adapters? Really had a good feel.

If I had any critiques, it would be that the first few fade outs on the text seemed a little abrupt. This could have been a vimeo issue.

Keep the vids coming. It helps inspire a newb like me.

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Old June 14th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #3
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This is nice. Has a very nice look and feel to it. A lot of nice dolly shots too. Did you use a dolly or a slider for those shots? Also, I am always curious when I see such spot-on color & contrast... did you use presets? Color Correction? Both?

Keep 'em coming!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for your comments. I wanted to kind of step away from the typical promo corporate video, so this is what I came up with so far.

I did use an adapter (Letus Extreme) for about half of the shots. I love the picture it gives. I also used an indislider for the dolly shots. Love that too.

As far as presets, I used the TERRA 2 Preset from the Library. Gives off decent latitude and retains some richness in the color. All the color was done IN CAMERA. When I went to edit, I didn't feel I needed to touch the color at all... it came out pretty consistent with what I was looking for, which is rare. I tweaked contrast in one of the shots, that's it. So, the camera gets the credit.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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Nicely done. The music and pace of the video was well matched.
I liked the concept with the border around 'more'.
The mixture of sped up, slow-mo and actual time footage worked well too.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #6
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Hi Nicholas,
That was great.
What camera?
What NLE do you edit on?

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Old June 15th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #7
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Fantastic video brother... Gorgeous shots... What lenses were you using?

It kind of reminded me of the commercial with the "Human Element" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3byt7xMSCA)...


Anyway... Great job man...
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Old June 15th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #8
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Great job! Good music as well. Loved the hot air balloon shots.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #9
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Thanks for your comments!

Simon- what camera? the XH-A1 and I just used Final Cut Pro to edit.
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