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Old July 5th, 2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Rain, a short film

Shot with an XL2.
It was shot in about 40 minutes on my front step; it is a view of a rainy day from a localized perspective.
Rain was inspired by another post on this board, I hope you enjoy it.
Even if you do not please comment on it. :-)

Med-Res 8.5 Mb 2mins 12 secs.
http://cinebydesign.net/rain2.wmv

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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #2
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soothing.....i was only able to watch half of it.....for some reason most WMV files dont stream well on my mac
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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Thank you, I tried rendering a MOV with no success in Adobe PP 1.5 I could get the correct aspect ratio but to get a descent looking clip the file size was huge. In Quick Time Pro I could get a good looking clip at a reasonable size, however it squashed the 16:9 format into 4:3 even though I had selected Maintain Aspect Ratio and selected Letterbox if necessary.

Maybe some day I will get this rendering thing down.

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Old July 10th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #4
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soothing.....i was only able to watch half of it.....for some reason most WMV files dont stream well on my mac
Same problem :-(
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Old July 10th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #5
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Old July 10th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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It worked fine for me with the Flip4mac plugin. Windows media files work much better through that plugin than they ever did natively.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #7
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Colors really popped and overall it looked really nice. Even the transitions were done pretty well.

That being said, I did not care for the choice of music at all. Nothing wrong with the music itsself, it just didn't seem to fit "rain" for me. Also, I would probably bring the ambient noise back just a bit and let the music stay more up front.

Last critique ... the change in focus from the grass to the leaf to the vine: I think it should have been a little faster between the items with a longer pause in focus between the sets (I hope that made sense???).

Would I watch it again? I am right now ;)
Would I watch another short by Hammel? You gotta post more. I like this type of short.

BTW, I usually just right click and "Save File As" when someone posts a direct link to a file here - no worries about streaming problems that way.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 05:26 PM   #8
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Marcus, Cannon and Chris,

I am sorry to reply so late, I just found the replies.
I usually come into DVI through the New Post Search link and missed your replies.
Sorry!

Marcus,
A little late but it is on the way. :-)

Cannon,
Thanks for the plug-in tip.

Chris,

Thank you for your frank critique, I appreciate the honesty.
Yes, you were clear and I wish it had done that transition a little faster.
One for the learning column.
Hmm another short… I have had requests for one for sunsets and for waves (seascapes) guess I gotta get busy!!

Thanks to all again,
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