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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Secret Agent Video! For my school!

http://www.vimeo.com/1071967

Shot on my A1 with a redrock, canon fd 200mm, 50mm, and 28mm! yayay! watch it!
Comments are very welcomed and appreciated.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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Ha, I loved it man.. Great work...

Good pacing, nice creative editing...

The only criticisms I could offer would be the audio levels seem to be a little different from shot to shot... The rack focus back and forth was nice but could probably be a little more moderated.... And maybe a little color correction could put it over the top...

I am really stretching to find those critiques but overall, great job...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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yeah i didn't have a boom man so i had to like put it in separate places and it was just a mess! hahaha but thanks, yeah and the rack focus was my fault we were just trying to improvise, first crack at my Redrock for a full length, thanks for the comment!
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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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Your filming techniques are developing brilliantly, I liked the use of shallow DOF when required, like when the crow man is going a bit mental. Too much though and it just looks a bit over the top. A cool change of perspective might have been neat from the dude at the doors POV? I dunno. Watch out for your continuity, they are noticed on a one time watch and can get distracting- i.e the actor either changes or he grows a beard. The close up of the montage man gives us a great view of his face- well shot, then at the end the man has a beard...

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Good Luck, you have a real future in cinematography ahead of you.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #5
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Awesome haha is that song from the fountain? Good job.

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Old May 30th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #6
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hahaha yes the writer was very good, that was adlibbed though, ahhah alot if it was actually. And all the music was royalty free music found in Logic Pro =p

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thank you =) yea and i know about the beard, when we got all set up it was kinda like, wait, did you really just shave your beard? hahaha so we dealt with it, and no one has noticed so far besides u =)
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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Hey just watched it again... any tips on how to do the "pull focusing"

I've been messing around with my camera and I just can't seem to focus on different points as far as distance goes. I just lose focus on the whole image or gain it... so please any tips for n00b?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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well on my A1 i use a 35mm adaptor, i dont know how much you know about 35mm adapters but basically it lets you use the SLR lenses from your still cameras, giving u that really shallow depth of field (the blur). but before i bought the adaptor, to achieve that good blur i would stand pretty far back and zoom in until i found the framing i liked, than focusing is a little better for me. thats the way, i think, it was so long ago since i used that method (a whole 2 months!) hahaha but im pretty sure thats how i used to do it=) but seriously that adapter has made all my projects look so professional, and thats a big thing for a fifteen year old like me who demands respect in the world of filmmaking =)
P.S. heres the adapter i used: http://www.redrockmicro.com/
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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:12 PM   #9
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Awesome I'll check it out, thanks. Oh I showed your video to a bunch of my friends and they all love it.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 10:14 PM   #10
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good to hear good to hear =) i cant wait to see what u come up with!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:13 AM   #11
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Very nice! Loved the ending. I also liked the music and angles you used. Just one criticism: I think it would be better if you didn't change focus so much at the end part with the dialogue. Other than that, it was very good.
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