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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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This was my first attempt at a more uptempo highlight. I lowered the undersample rate in Vegas to give it a stuttery effect which seemed to work with the music but after watching it alot I'm not sure. I know the window frame overly is hokey but was just looking for something to add variation. This was one of the nicest venues I've shot in. Pyrotechnics and fake snow made for some very cool shots. Any feedback appreciated.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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Nice job on the video. What's the music? It really enhanced the video.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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shots look great.
one thing, though.
since the beat of your music is very distinctive, I would cut it very sharp with the beat.
for example, in the beginning when 'one,two,three,four...' your cuts look like they are being dragged by the beats instead 'on' the beats.
Other than that, I though you did great capturing all the great moments throughout the wedding!
Keep up the good work!

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Old October 31st, 2008, 06:36 AM   #4
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The song was "Forever" and was chosen by the couple. Yeah I agree with you on the beat cut. Generally I try NOT to cut on every beat. In this case it would have worked better on those strong beats.

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Old November 1st, 2008, 12:38 AM   #5
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Great vid.

I agree about the cuts -- more on the beat.

It seemed weird to me that we saw the reception first, then the getting ready, then the ceremony -- but I'm not a wedding guy, maybe that's how it's done.

The bride was super hot, and the key to any wedding demo reel is a hot bride. Well done.

Zooms, pans, and tilts aren't natural to the eye -- use them sparingly. There were several I saw that disconnected me from the reality. Dolly moves (which were overall effective in this piece) are much more natural to the eye, and were mostly well executed.

There were several places where you crossed the axis... Aye! Pick one side of the nose and stay on it.

There was one window-pane style effect where you cut the image up into squares... and the dividing lines were different sizes. Yeech!

Great song. Overall, good job!
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Old November 1st, 2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=It seemed weird to me that we saw the reception first, then the getting ready, then the ceremony -- but I'm not a wedding guy, maybe that's how it's done.
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I've seen other's work where they do this kind of time shifting and I really like the effect. Thats what I was going for but not sure it worked. In particular, I think the groom prep stuff was out of place. Can you explain what you mean by not crossing the axis? Thanks for the feedback.

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Old November 6th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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nice videos. What gear?
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Old November 6th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #8
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Great job!

It's a short highlights video so I don't see it as a big deal to go out of chronological order. In fact it may be fitting.
Really liked the quick ring shots.

Didn't notice many shots that crossed the axis inappropriately (180 degree rule?). Everything cut was pretty quick so there wasn't much of a chance for it to be disturbing to me personally. I dunno, maybe I should watch it again.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback guys - most of the footage was from my XH-A1. I use an HV20 as a b-cam mostly for closeups - rings, candles, etc.

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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #10
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Great job! It's hard for me to tear away from doing the highlights in chronological order, but this worked! You never know what's coming on next, and that keeps it interesting.
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