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Old January 5th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #31
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a quick look

its a style that I'm gonna start messing with. check it out!
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Old January 6th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #32
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner ive been workin, thanks for the feedback sheldon, Gabriel the cable rig is a very simple design that you could easily copy. I used the low mode from my glidecam to mount the camera but any similarly shaped piece of metal would do. You will get a part list at this thread . Make sure the pulleys you use run on bearings or it won't go anywhere.

As for funding like i said in your thread about funding we have never tried to get funding before, we wanted to work out all our problems in a safe environment so when we get funding we don't screw it up. I have spoken to people who have applied for funding and done a lot of homework but we'll just have to wait and see.

Good luck and let me know if you succeed. BTW luckily there are no welds in it.

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Old January 6th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #33
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The Salesman and Hämnden (The Revenge)

G'day all,

I thought I would post some clips from my two films in Post production that I shot on a Canon XM2. All Clips are Quicktime H.264. I am interested in gaining some critical feedback on the material.

Both the films are in Swedish. The fist clip is from my film Försäljaren (The Salesman) . This is a black comedy/social satire about a multinational company which actually feeds off its loyal customers and employees.

It was filmed entirely on a Canon XM2 using the dreaded "Frame Mode", the XM2's pseudo verson of 24p:

The next clips come from my film Hämnden (The Revenge) which deals with domestic violence. I shot in interlaced and use a Sony VX2000 as a 'B' camera.

Link to the films official website teaser trailer:

(24.9MB, 2min 16s, Quicktime H.264)

The above site work best if viewed on Mozilla (Firefox) or Safari.

The next link is to a clip of very, very beta test scenes. The sound is only an experiment of what the final design will be, at times it is a bit noisy. The CC is an experiment also. And the material here is only a 1/4 of the takes I have available. I should say to those who are not comfortable with violence that there is a vivid domestic violent scene (no blood) towards the end of this clip:

(75.2MB, 6min 32s, Quicktime H.264)

Sound recoded via a Røde Video Mic to Sharp MD. Edited Final Cut Pro. Sound edited on Sountrackpro, Sound Design on LogicPro.


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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #34
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Between this and Junipero I'm very impressed by your work!!!! I really liked the little twist at the end of ... MR. Lowry. I don't think the story was to hard to follow (my opinion), and the acting was not too shabby either.

What matters the most was the story was decent. We see bad acting and poor storytelling in hollywood all the time....

I agree with what Rob said about the look and all that good stuff....
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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #35
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Thanks Tunde, I'm glad you liked it!
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:49 AM   #36
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The Perfect Fan (improvision short)

please check this out and comment. I was bored with three of my crew members one night and we came up with this. Written and filmed in the same night. Enjoy this one. MORE TO COME!!
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #37
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meth amphetamine documetary

Here's a rough draft of a doc i got hired to do.

i know some shots aren't focused but i'd like to know if the message is coherent.
it's a 7 min video.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #38
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A Tale of Three Commercials

OK, I've been putzing around with this for a while but I thought I'd put up whats done so far. There are three commercials in here: 1) 60 National Acura spot 2) 30 second local Acura spot 3) 30 spot that's my take on the theme.

As you'll see, the national spot is one of the best I've seen for Acura since the infamous "Hot Wheels" Integra spot. Our local commercial was filmed by director James Serreno. He combined elements from the national spot into his commercial along with some local talent. He used a digital SLR shooting about 5 frames/second.

My take reuses two clips from the local spot (showroom scenes), a few from the national spot, plus a bunch of odds and ends that were sitting on my hard drive that I shot for my videos. I only filmed three new sequences and they're the two time lapse sequences at the beginning and the one at the end. The music on my clip is stock audio footage from the Acura media kit.

What do you think?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #39
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Karting 2006 : The "bad Boys 2" Movie :)

Hey Everyone ! :)

This is my first thread over here at DVINFO :o)

So to begin, the Company I work for (Eden Games, creator of "Test Drive Unlimited") organized a Karting Session with all the employees 3 months ago. I was over there to shot them in action and then later do a montage of this afternoon.

It has a certain MTV style that pretty much sums up all the fun we had
So there it is! and let me know whatr you think!

DOWNLOAD THE MOVIE (110mo, 6:29min, divx) (right click + save as)

ps 1: there's a CG Mario on his Kart! Will you find it? :o)
ps 2: filmed in DV with a Panasonic NV-GS400 camcorder.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #40
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Project 21 Promo Video

Promo video I did for "Project Twenty1"
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Old January 11th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #41
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I thought the third one fit right in. Well done.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #42
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Reel Advice

I'm putting together my first reel, promoting myself as a low-budget writer/diector/editor/producer, and would like to get some advice on the best way to present my skills. Most of the reels I have seen are from cinematographers (an area I am not incredibly proficient in), and include chopped shots set to a soundtrack. This won't work if I want to highlight dialogue I have written, or showcase the overall feel of a specific scene/section I have directed. I could just put section-to-section, back-to-back, but I feel that may be too long-winded. I want to show my work, but do it efficiently.

I was thinking on picking a few of my best scenes/sections that range from 3-5 minutes, letting them play in their A/V entirety, separating them by title cards in which I describe my contributions. So...

1) Do you think this is the best way to showcase wherein the goal is to provide a look at the overall work rather than just a technical aspect?
2) How long should a reel like this be?
3) Most of my work is action sports stuff, but I do have one cable commercial under my belt. Unfortunately, the quality of the commerial is not on par with the other stuff I have done. Would you include it to show diversity, or leave it out to maintain a certain level of perceived production quality?

Any advice is much appreciated.

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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #43
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Music Video and DP Reel

This is a music video I shot for a hip hop group called "Libra Project"
The song is entitled "Bridge"

Directors: James Naish and Jethro Rothe-Kushell
Director of Photography: Nick Harris (myself)
Edited by Jethro Rothe-Kushell and Clayton Woodhull

Also, here is my DP Reel. I'd love any feedback you guys can throw at me!
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #44
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You have some really strong stuff on your reel--ballsy use of color and shadow.

There are a few shots that jump out at me as being weaker than the rest:

:15 Mirror shot--the back of the head draws the eye away from the reflected image as it is hotter and seemingly sharper--dilutes the overall image.

:45 hands with gun--although the red/orange cast is more interesting than if it had been white light, it's otherwise not a particularly strong image (especially coming from the one preceding it, which certainly is).

1:23, 1:28. 1:32: the sequence of the three peeps sitting against the newspaper wall doesn't do much for me, a bit murky and flat.

Again, these are just the images that I picked out as being not up to the high standard you set with your other work. You might be able to mix things up a bit more, especially in the first 30 seconds--knowing that most people who might hire you will make up their minds during this period, it's best to stack your strongest and most diverse images up front.

Great work, look forward to seeing more of your efforts! What camera (and I'm guessing, 35mm adaptor?) are you using?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #45
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95% of the shots were done with my XL2, on the stock 20x lens with no filters. All color effects you see were produced with gels and in camera settings... No color correction whatsoever (with the exception of the greenish night shots with the Mexican guys sitting aroudn a table drinking... one is on a jib). I did my best to learn how to make it most look like film, and worked within those limitations. Each of the projects on that reel were shot super, super low budget. I don't know if that knowledge helps or hinders the work, but it's an example of what I can extract with minimal funding (i suppose my hope is that a producer will see it and say "I want to see what he can do with a REAL budget!").

Yeah, in retrospect, I actually have a much better shot from that scene in the mirror which doesn't have his head in the foreground. That shot, along with the dolly-in preceding it (same actor), and the two shots of the indian girl in the park were done on my HVX right after I bought it (first project I shot on that camera actually).
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