Georgia - Music Video [PA] at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Show Your Work

Show Your Work
Let's see what you're doing!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 30th, 2005, 12:57 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 32
Georgia - Music Video [PA]

Whats going on dvinfo community? Check out my latest video, shot with a Canon XL2 and edited using Vegas Video 4.0. The artist is Star-Easy out of Waycross, GA. Let me know what you think. thanx

parental advisory

http://steakmotionpictures.com/georgia.wmv
Walter McElroy, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2005, 01:55 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,689
I really like the location with the kids in the backyard, all that stuff looked really nice. In general, it seems slightly over-exposed so be careful there, the XL2 viewfinder is not very good so be sure you calibrate it to match what is being recorded.

You should get a wide angle adapter or lens, it is a MUST for this type of work. Some of those blah locations may really come to life with a wide lens. For rap stuff, it is cliche, but I recommend a fisheye adapter as well. Also, for this genre of music, I find a high shutter can really add a desired effect. Something about the bling and spinner rims in a higher shutter just looks good LOL....

Also, try shooting more close-ups so you can narrow your depth of field and lastly, go more extreme on your low and high angles.. it really can add some cinematic flare...



ash =o)
Ash Greyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:30 AM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 10
Very nice job!
Walker Robins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sl'Ohio
Posts: 17
Wow that was a very good quality. The smoothness and clarity of the video brought the motion to life. I love the way it looked filmish. The 24p and 16x9 really set it off. How long have those guys been rapping?

So you used Vegas 4, what exactly did you do to compress this video? Can you give me some exact details? It would really help me as, I have some clips I would like to edit and compress as well.
Ashton Robinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 32
First off, thanx to everyone who has replied to my post thus far.

Im feeling you Ash, on changing the lens, angles, and shutter speeds on the shots. I was thinking the same thing as I was looking at the footage. I will incorporate those suggestions and more on my next project. I really need to experiment and play around with the cam and lighting more. I want to start controlling my DOF also.

As far as compressing it Ashton, I simply used Vegas Video to compress the timeline into a Windows Media Video (V9) file, at a custom frame rate at 23.976 (VTC Film), image size set at animation (320x240) and I think the quality was around 79%. I hope this helps.
Walter McElroy, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Duluth GA
Posts: 238
Nice footage Walter.
I have a Brand New Canon XL2 which I am still trying to figure out how to set it to look like the work you just did.

Could you please post on the
1, Camera settings you used?
2, Did you use any other accessories like Matte, Filters, etc and what type did you use?
3, What kind of lighting set up did you do, Triangular set up, etc ?
Eniola Akintoye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 32
I had the settings on custom with the cine look on, I really didnt light this video as well as I should have. I used natural light on all outside footage, but next time I will use some reflectors to light up the subject's faces more, and filters to control the DOF. On the indoor scenes, I simply lit the artist with an on board camera light and the crowd was lit with two Arri 650's. One of the 650's didnt work half the time, so that was another challenge. The artist told me before hand that he wanted to keep the indoor scene as real as possible. In post I increased the contrast to make the colors more vibrant.
So luckily I turned out a cool lil video, editing was crucial but, you live and you learn. Im going to spend more time lighting the next one, and that XL2 sure is sweet!
Walter McElroy, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2005, 04:54 PM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,689
If you can post a grab of the look you want, I will tell you the settings to use.


ash =o)
Ash Greyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 32
that would be real cool ash, thanks
Walter McElroy, Jr. is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Show Your Work

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:20 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network