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Old September 19th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #1
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Vintage Sawmill Interview - Critique

I took the following interview at a Farm Festival in Inman, Georgia and took the following interview. It was a VERY loud environment to work in!


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Old September 22nd, 2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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I loved it. I like the subject matter, I like old codgers who can tell stories.

In the first two minutes, the cutaways of the machinery were too short for me. I would have stayed on them for 6-7 seconds or so. The 2nd half was better, showing details of the saw, carriage, belts...

I don't know if this was a one ot two camera job, but if I had 2 cameras I'd have done a wide alternate angle shot of the gentleman talking and mixed it with the head-on interview.

The noise was no distraction at all...It's a sawmill.

Very well put together.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom. I've made a few changes already based on some other feedback. Titles have changed to more time-period-appropriate and a few of the cuts were jumpy as you suggested. I only took one camera but had to pull this off solo with about 2 minutes to mic the subject and set up the camera and start shooting between demonstrations. 90% of the B-Roll was taken prior to the interview.

I appreciate the feedback!
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Old September 26th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Hi Roger,
Very engaging movie. Maybe some of the older machinery shots could be in B&W with a bit of grain added? The sawmill noise was not a distraction. Be interested to know what gear was used, especially the mic. Great job a and love to see more.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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Doug,

Shot with a t2i and Canon kit 18-135mm lens, which works well if you have plenty of light and need lots of zoom range. Sound was with a Sennheiser G2 wireless piped directly into the t2i - AGC and all. With this much background noise and working solo, I didn't see much sense going to the Zoom and syncing during post.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #6
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Hi Roger,
Thanks for the tech info, that really helps.
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Doug.

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