New HD Demo reel, all shots filmed with HPX500 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders
All AG-HPX and AJ-PX Series camcorders and P2 / P2HD hardware.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 26th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 149
New HD Demo reel, all shots filmed with HPX500

Here's my latest demo reel, Northern Light Films HD Demo on Vimeo
Brian Ladue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 1,499
Hey Brian,

Some nice shots but the music didn't work for me.

Also, depending on who you're marketing the demo reel to, I'd maybe cut out the couple shots cutting into the caribou.
__________________
--==Kevin==--
http:filmmakingnaturally.com
Kevin Railsback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #3
Better than Halle Berry
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 435
Yeah music trying too hard and some of the content is a bit off-putting, but that's just personal taste. On a more tech note I'd suggest renting a jib/crane/dolly for a couple of days and getting some more dynamic shots. Slow pans and close-ups are nice as part of a reel but if that's your only bag of tricks it's underwhelming. Mix it up with better shot variety and more interesting color correction. This looks almost documentary, available lighting, minimal grading in post. Also don't show us the same scene/ same shot multiple times because it looks like you have limited material to work with. I'm all over a 30 second reel that wows on every edit vs. a 2 minute + with repeated shots/filler. Keep at it.

Noah

Last edited by Noah Kadner; July 27th, 2009 at 10:26 AM.
Noah Kadner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 149
Thanks for the input guys! I appreciate the constructive critisizm. Cheers
Brian Ladue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 149
I've uploaded a new version of the Demo.

http://www.youtube.com/user/northernlightfilms

Last edited by Brian Ladue; July 29th, 2009 at 09:09 PM.
Brian Ladue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2009, 12:39 PM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 2,230
Thanks for sharing.

Nice images.

Isn't progressive shooting great!
Tim Polster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:41 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 149
Thanks! Yeah I agree, I love the look/feel of progressive footage... I'm considering changing my framerate though to 30p as opposed to 24p.
Brian Ladue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #8
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 2,230
For web work, I lean towards 30p especially if there will be a lot of camera movement.

I have had good luck with shooting 702p60 and converting to 24p or 30p in post as well.

Kind of gives you more options as well as being 60i friendly.
Tim Polster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #9
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1
Hey there Northerner! I'm writing from the other side of the world Down Under, and I watched your demo with great expectations: I have a HPX 300 sitting here next to me, (on loan), and I am tossing up over a 500 for 2/3 DoF and low light/noise.
I like alot of your doco shots, nice 'verite' feel, and lovely natural colours.
My only criticism, constructive, is to massively, head noddingly agree with other posters about your music choice.
It speaks the following to me: 1.Maybe this guys little brother just got a band together and a 4 track recording. 2. How does this music in any way gel with the visual content, the rhythm of the edit, or have any genre relationship? 3. Please don't take this personally, but I would even go so far as to say that if I was viewing your your reel with a view to hire you, I would not pick up the phone for fear that a person with little or no thematic sensitivity might answer the phone.
Just try a few temp tracks that go the other way: Delibes, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata etc.
All the best, and remember, counterpoint Irony has to be ironic, not just mis-matched!!!
Tim Roane is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network