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Old June 3rd, 2004, 11:24 PM   #16
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Moonlight Sonata really was my first choice for the music.
I like that version because I can get the rights to it for $50 instead of $5000. :)

The ending may get shorter. I'm going ot put it away for a few days and then look at it again on Monday.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 11:56 AM   #17
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Very nice. I love the black and white, and particularly like the shots of the house, field, etc. in the beginning. The "ghost" effect came out quite well.

Perhaps change the cuts in the intro to crossfades?

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Old June 4th, 2004, 04:02 PM   #18
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Dylan,

Nice Work! Being a musician, I respect the use of Moonlight Sonata, though I have never heard a version with string orchestra, although it may exist, I am a purest. Knowing the work, I thought some of the cuts in the beginning were sometimes early, sometimes late, and sometimes dead on. That said, it may be beneficial to experiment with crossfades as Josh suggested as I think that transition would lend better to the "smoothness" of the music. I have found that direct cuts work well in more "hard" music, but that may just be my taste. All in all though, I love the "ghosting" effect and the B/W looks great. Good Luck!

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Old June 5th, 2004, 08:27 AM   #19
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I thought this is mixed bag (the new version). The titles might be
a bit too much and I think the ending is a bit too long as well.
I liked the empty shots of the house at the end, but I thought the
outside shots where too much.

Cutting to the music: it was really visible in the beginning. Probably
because it happened there a lot as well. I would probably tone
that down myself. I thought it really worked well with the first
showing of the house and the shot with the tree and the woman
and the shot following that.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #20
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What's wrong with cutting to the music?
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Old June 6th, 2004, 04:07 PM   #21
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It's predictable to the point of distraction.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 08:18 PM   #22
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I don't think so. This new cut works pretty well for me! great job Dylan! The end could be shorter, but it is a really great job!
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Old June 8th, 2004, 05:26 AM   #23
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<<<-- Originally posted by Dylan Couper : What's wrong with cutting to the music? -->>>

Nothing in my opinion. It's just that I noticed it on many of the
places where it happened. I've expiremented with that myself
as well and never got it working good for my little movie I was
working on at the time. It seems to be a difficult thing to do
well (so that it doesn't distract).

As I said I thought it worked well in 3 locations.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #24
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I'm a terrible editor so I won't comment on any of the cuts. I will say that I enjoyed the video very much. I like the music, love the look of the leading lady, and the ghosting effect.

How do you do that? I assume it's pretty simple, place two layers of video over eachother and take the opacity down on the top layer? Of course shooting the same scene w/out moving the camera is required.

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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:05 PM   #25
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I also found cutting to the music slightly distracting. I guess maybe because the music was soft and gentle but it was a fast cut. Maybe a slower transitiion?
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Old June 12th, 2004, 02:29 AM   #26
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Hi Dylan.

I liked the film with the new music and fonts, but re-edit it...It boring when the editing follows the exact beats for too long...

Regards..Chr
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Old June 15th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #27
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I have to say I liked it. Worthy of a festival. However, work on making the ending a little shorter and make the cuts to music a little less at the beginning.

I know it makes sense to sometimes do that with your work, however I think the best effect is to have your music go with action. It's tough, but when you pull it off it can be quite intriguing.

Was Trapacode Shine used for the text effects?
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Old June 16th, 2004, 07:37 PM   #28
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!

It will be a few weeks or so before I get back to editing on it, but I'm going to take a fresher look at the music and where it lines up with the cuts. I'm by no means a master editor, so it might take some time.

Yes, the ghosty effect is just two layers from a locked down shot, the top layer has the girl in it, with a reduced opacity (around 80%).

I beleive the font I used for the text is called Brickhouse.


Thanks again all!
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Old June 16th, 2004, 08:16 PM   #29
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Notice all the positive comments you got before you changed it and all the negative comments you got after you changed it.

Don't go over editing this thing. It was top notch in the beginning. It'll be hard to beat "top notch".
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Old June 19th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #30
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Rob, I had to change it from the first one because I didn't have (and wasn't going to get) the rights to that music.
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