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Old October 10th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Music Video XH-A1 and M2

Hi everyone,

I directed and shot a music video for the second semester of film school, and would like to share with you. It would be very nice to hear some feedback.

The link to the clip:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/user/hideaway.mov

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Old October 10th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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I don't hear any audio.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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That's odd, i just played here and it's fine. Check it to see if it's not in your computer, speaker, or something else.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #4
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That's odd, i just played here and it's fine. Check it to see if it's not in your computer, speaker, or something else.
I haven't changed anything or rebooted, but just checked again and I heard it.

I think its a good video. I've never done an actualy music video (I plan on it soon for my brother's band) but, the singer's video is out of sync with the audio. Needs to be shifted a few frames... Too many OOF shots (I know you were using an adapter) but.......

Like I said, I think its a good video. Could be better, but what can't always be better?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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Looks good. Didn't mind the oof shots too much, but the lead singer did seem out of sync a bit.

The only thing that I didn't like about it was that the lead singer wasn't really conveying any emotion physically (with his body language) until late in the video. He was just kind of standing there and singing. I'm not sure if that's the look you were going for though.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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OOF? What does that mean (Out of focus?)? DOF (Depth of Field)?

I loved the video personally... Can't really complain too much about anything it seemed to look great and flow pretty well...

What lenses were you using (and how fast were they) on the M2?
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Yes, OOF is Out Of Focus.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys.

You're right, the lead singer is a bit out of sync, it might be 3 or 4 frames. At one point in editing you stop seeing the mistakes, I believe and I know there's more. Some of them I did in purpose or because I had to, like one of the shots of the guitar you can see the M2 spinning disk, it was the best take so I decided to keep it. The shot that we tilt up to show the building in the alley the M2 was actually off.

I agree about the lead singer's lack of physically emotion, and that was my fault because for many times there were lack of direction once I was operating the camera as well. He did pretty good though if you consider it was their fist time performing to the camera for a music video. Btw, it was first time for everything, me using the m2 and xha1, directing, first music video, etc.

In general I spent more time concerned about the composition, camera settings, M2, focus, shotlist, etc, than directing properly.

Doug, I used Nikon lenses:

28mm 2.8 AI-S
50mm 1.8 AI
180mm 2.8 AI-S ED

The 180mm ED is a great lens, super sharp, extreme shallow DOF, I'd recommend to anyone. All the shots with the band were shot only with 28mm and 50mm.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #9
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Btw, it was first time for everything, me using the m2 and xha1, directing, first music video, etc.
Then on that note.... it was damn good! I didn't realize it was a first for everything.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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Hi everyone,

I directed and shot a music video for the second semester of film school, and would like to share with you. It would be very nice to hear some feedback.

The link to the clip:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/user/hideaway.mov

Thanks.
What kind of steadycam Did you use for the street sequence?
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Old October 13th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #11
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Luca, It's funny you asking what kind of steadycam I used because it was actually 100% handheld. Originally in the script I had wrote that sequence to be shot with steadycam, but I couldn't get one.

Here is one production still:
(I'm wearing green t-shirt)

http://i23.tinypic.com/142c1dt.jpg
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #12
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Now the band put the video in their myspace website, youtube version. Better if you don't want to wait to download the 40mb .mov file to see it.

http://www.myspace.com/howlonline
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #13
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Hey there. Great work, I really liked it. Just curious though, what editing system did you use? And if Final Cut, what settings did you use to export it. I cant seem to get mine to export at full quality. Thanks and again great work.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing. Sound was great.

For some reason, the video had a green/darker hue on my monitor.....probably just my monitor.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #15
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Joshua, I used Vegas 7 to edit because I shot 24f and used mpeg4 to export.
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