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Old March 6th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Hey this is my first trial run on doing a cooking show!

I could really use some feedback, alot of things i noticed was the camera been slightly canted, the poor lighting, etc

however i could use your opinion thanks!

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Old March 6th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Looks good, I see you worked out your microphone decisions. As far as constructive criticism, here are a few notes. You might want to block out the window to the right of the frame or cover with a color correcting gel. At the beginning of the clip the lighting seems to be shadowing your talent's face a little bit and in my opinion should be brought a little more on her face. Check your tripod for level accuracy, your angle appears slightly skewed (the cabinets seem to be going "downhill" in the background.)

Overall, I think it is a great first run. Good job!

Edit: You noted most of the things I noted, somewhere between reading your post, watching the clip 3 times, and then coming back to post, i forgot what you had posted. The other things you may want to consider are doing a dry run before recording to check for things like blenders being plugged in and give your talent a chance to not talk "on the fly" so to speak. Again overall great first run!
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Fun video. I agree with everything Bryan wrote especially the camera not being level. I kept waiting for your talent to start sliding across the floor. Another thing I noticed in the first scene is that there was too much head room above your talent's head. Get in tighter.

I actually like the part where the blender was not plugged in and she had to "wing it". She has a very warm and friendly style and handled that situation well. Fix all of those little things and you've got a winner.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #4
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Marcel brought up a great point that I meant to note as well, your talent was great, she did a good job reacting to the hiccups, there were a few times her dialogue had the dreaded "umms" and "ahhhs" but overall seemed very comfortable with the camera and subject. If you can have a second angle on her next time, maybe an overhead or 30 degree to the side you can make you cuts without having to use the fades and no one will be the wiser. Liked the close-up angle too but the window spill was more noticeable in that shot. While I agree with Marcel about bringing it tighter on her, I thought overall the framing width was nice and appropriate, if you use a taller table surface I think you could get the subject framing tighter and address the headroom Marcel pointed out.
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