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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #1096
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Time to kill?

As you'll see from the footage, I have no training in anything I've ever made, but if you have time to kill to follow the 3rd part of a series I've created about a superhero (as a joke), check out these three links (I had to split it in 3 because Youtube has limits on size):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=20Eg77Qw12U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V8uduWpEKo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT5gd2zPWAI

PS~~> The budget for this film was $6.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #1097
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I am waiting for the movie to buffer. So far, the first 15 seconds leads me to believe that Sonicfire Pro Quicktracks is definitely the way to go! LOL!
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Old December 6th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #1098
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Live Recording

I filmed this band (Approaching August) in OKC, OK. Since it was a live concert, there were no redo's. What do you think? What could be better? Also, how do I compress the file so it looks as clean online as it does on my computer (I had to save it in FCP as a broadband file to reduce the size):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=erYMTm1z2_g
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #1099
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My First Doc as a director

I just finished a documentary about motorcycles, the title, "Spare Parts"
It was shot with Sony's crappy FX-1 and cut with Apple's stellar FCP 5.
If you would like check out the trailer go here

http://www.hmpfilms.com/media.htm

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http://www.myspace.com/sparepartsmovie
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Old December 6th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #1100
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am i doing something wrong, cause no one seems to be commenting on my post. not being rude or anything but some opinions would be great thanks guys.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #1101
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Quick update on www.ndividz.com, if I may:

After just over a week we now have around 30 members (with over 100 friends at MySpace.com/ndividz), over 100 articles in around 40 topics, including something like 14 original and very cool music videos for you to view and offer comment on.

Now that we have a small community of music video directors going I hope that it will start to gain momentum.

If you have any interest in music videos - and especially if you have a video of your own that you'd like to post a link to in the Showcase forum - please do take a minute to register, completely free, at www.ndividz.com/forum.

Hope to see you there.

All the best!

Ian . . .
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Old December 7th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #1102
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Quick update on www.ndividz.com, if I may:

After just over a week we now have around 30 members (with over 100 friends at MySpace.com/ndividz), over 100 articles in around 40 topics, including something like 14 original and very cool music videos for you to view and offer comment on.

Now that we have a small community of music video directors going I hope that it will start to gain momentum.

If you have any interest in music videos - and especially if you have a video of your own that you'd like to post a link to in the Showcase forum - please do take a minute to register, completely free, at www.ndividz.com/forum.

Hope to see you there.

All the best!

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I'm heading in Ian, cheers...
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Old December 7th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #1103
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Cool, thanks Allen (or should I call you The Eejit??). I will post up some comments tomorrow. I'm afraid I have to climb into a dark room now as I have a migraine on its way! Sigh . . .
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Old December 7th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #1104
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Sonny,
One reason I almost never comment on other peoples work is simply because it is only my opinion and you know what they say about opinions. Like noses, everybody has one.
Having said that here are a couple of things I saw that jumped out at me right away.
First and foremost you had a lot of camera movement, a lot of movement much of which appeared t obe from trying to zoom in tight and hold the shot.
Very difficult -close to impossible to do for long periods of time so my suggestion is 1) use some sort of camera support always (or at least as much as possible) either a tripod OR a monopod and 2) if you want the tight full frame shot of their faces move in on them-get closer-get closer-they know you're there-they won't object-hell, they might even play for the camera. Leave the lens at a wide zoom and get in close-have fun with them- I had a couple that said to me if you get any closer we should switch places-for fun-I handed the groom the camera and sat with the bride-for about a minute and we all laughed and had a good time-it also made the rest of the day go easier.
On to shot content-I thought the part of them on the beach with the backlit shots (shooting their backs) at about :45 (I think) went on far far too long and had lost the "feel" after about 7 or 8 seconds. Although you had a couple pieces of nice footage in there that could have been shortened and put together in a very effective manner to bring out the beauty of the backlit beach - it was lost in the length an camera movement. I'm not quite sure about the shot of the 2 girls with the umbrellas with the photographer-There were a couple of other shots that I think over all ran too long for my own tastes but again thats subjective.
The song you used is a beautiful and wedding meaningful piece that I have used a number of times (requested by B&Gs over the last few years) and with the right footage can really tell a story as a wedding day highlight.
Perhaps you could go back thru your footage of the day and find some footage that might fit into the song lyrics a bit better and make it a highlight instead of just a walk on the beach.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #1105
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Documentary on the Deaf

This is a documentary I shot - very brief work - about some aspects of the hearing impaired. Should have been more in-depth and longer. Parts of the voice-over was over-driven, hopefully not too noticeably. This was shot with the DVX and involved the GO35Pro adapter for most of the interview shots. Comments welcome.

http://blog.tsebi.com/index.php?opti...id=17&Itemid=9

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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #1106
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Ooh I'm getting a migraine myself trying to read your My Space page... (lol)
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #1107
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The footage looks great, the piece is really interesting, I stopped analyzing how the footage looks and was really taken in by the content and concept of the documentary... I'm in the market for an adapter for my JVC HD100. I also own a Pany DXV100a, this footage is sure make'n me wanna pick my DVX back up! Good work though...I was almost sold on the Letus but this is making me reconsider, granted they have support for that Jvc..

Blessing for this and the rest of ur projects...
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Old December 8th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #1108
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thanks for the great advice don. I'm just starting to do weddings, so any type of advie from people who have done this before is welcomed.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #1109
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sonny-

congrats on putting together some nice images. the gals with the parasols parading on the beach was lovely. and so were dom and terri.

some quick thoughts:

the long end of the zoom lens will produce a flat image with less depth of field. personally, i like that look but it is very hard to hold steady. when the bounce is noticable in a long shot, then its time to cut away.

obviously on the beach there is a strong light, unfortunately a lot of the images in the piece were silhouettes. now i like the silhouettes, up till a point. are there other shots of dom and terri's face? perhaps u can cut some additional footage and use the silhouette shots as the transitions, not as an entire scene on their own. could make a nice way to move time forward as the silhouette light changes towards dusk.

and this maybe my real criticism, i didn't feel very close to dom and terri. i wanted to see more of their faces, more of their smiles. i couldn't even tell u the color of the brides eyes. if i see faces, then i am close to the couple, then i'm involved.

now, don't get me wrong. u did have lovely images. and your edit theme worked...to a point. and your choice of music was a winner.

but perhaps, as an experiement, u could re-cut the piece entirely and see if there is aother movie to be made with the same/similiar images.

just one person's thoughts.

again, congrats on getting the gig and for completing a successful posting. good things lay ahead.

be well

rob

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Old December 8th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #1110
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daniel-

congratulations for a nice piece on an interesting subject.

your footage looks lovely.

perhaps share with us how u lit the subjects. seemed from the credits u were a one-man-band which is always hard. that said, it was not a liability in the frame. and in the end, its always whats in the frame that counts.

so, tell some war stories: lighting issues? sound issues?

once again, congrats.

be well

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