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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #1246
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Hey thanks for watching it. Nope We just shot on an XL2 with the default presets in 16x9. I did a little color correcting to warm up the outside shots though. Here's some set photos that were taken.

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Old December 17th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #1247
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Good job man.
It all worked well together. I'd shorten the black after the gunshot. Other than that, good work.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #1248
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I too would have shortened the black after the gunshot, probably half it. I loved the depth of field, the colour correction was great looking too. It was shot with style, the handheld was used just right in my opinion, gave it an unnerving feel, not being solid to me totally made the characters look on-edge, emphasised the great acting.

Loved that logo at the start, though the web address perminently on-screen was a put-off at first, but that soon got ignored when I got into the film. If you made it smaller though it wouldn't have hurt.

All in all very cool.

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Old December 17th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #1249
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short themed scene

I wanted to practice a little editing since I`ve been obsessing over my short films so much (pre-production and fight choreography) that I haven't edited much lately. So I had a thought one day in my head (I was sick) and decided to go out and film it. The mood/feeling I wanted to convey was confusion/disorientation, kind of how I felt with a fever while filming it heh. What do you think?

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Old December 18th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #1250
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hey i like the simple layout alottt

just outta curosity what settings did u upload ur vid with?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #1251
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More VFX

alright, working on a short video that has a few scenes is a space shuttle. here is a frame grab from a lighting test we did a day ago. I'm using rear projection and trying to get the composite/integration spot on. only thing i can tell needed is maybe a backlight, and maybe move the projector a bit closer/increase the brightness so that i can get those highlights to pop a wee bit more. what do you think? all feedback welcome. thanks
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #1252
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #1253
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Hmm some of my thoughts:

1- The parallax doesn't quite look right if you move the camera.

2- The black level in the b/g looks a little high.

3- In the digital stills, the background has a cyan cast to it.

4- In the video, does the actor cast a shadow on the background??

4- The lighting of the actor (very contrasty, low fill) doesn't quite match the background? The background looks like it would work with more shadows.

5- I'm curious... did you also consider greenscreen?
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #1254
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I think it looks very good. I do think however think there should be something in the backgroun floating about. and perhaps the starfield rotating slightly to give the effect that the ship is actually moving through space.

other than that it looks great.
I checked out your website, you have ALOT of great pieces.

I'm very curious about the specs on the portable rig setup you did for electronic graffiti. I've been curious about doing something along those lines up here in Buffalo.

At any rate, great work.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #1255
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First DVD project. trailers for viewing.

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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:10 AM   #1256
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Yeah that was a very good film. But i would shorten the black also. I didn't know if the movie was over or not so yeah if you can shorten the black on that. I love some of the low end Camera angles you were shooting very good on that. Maybe turning up the volume on the phone convo would help also. Great film
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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #1257
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trailer for latest short and screening info

Ok, I'm keeping this off my site 'til I do the festival thing, but I made a trailer just to be able to show something:

It is a sequel to this one:

Some friends and I are putting on a showcase of our short and feature length films (the one in the trailer linked to above included) next month, if any of the Houston members of this board (or anyone else of course) wants to come out. Info is below:

Event name: Jack-Al Film Festival III

Date: January 12th 2008

Time: 3pm, doors open at 2:30

Cost: $7 for the evening

Location: Rice Media Center
6100 Main Street, MS-549
Houston, TX 77005
Entrance 8 on the corner of University Blvd & Stockton – Next to Reckling Park

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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #1258
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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #1259
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That's very cool. Felt like I was there.

How many frames per minute were you shooting?

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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #1260
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Thanks Brian, I was shooting 1 frame per second,so 60 per minute.

A tip to anyone shooting for youtube(a common complaint from youtube users is that the colours become 'dulled') - I shot this film on a Canon G9 with the colour mode set to VIVID. This results in more vibrant colours when compressed onto youtube. You could do the same with a video camera and next time I shoot for youtube on my XH-A1 I'll have the colours wacked up!
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