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Old December 12th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Just finished a 60-second spot, take a look...

Well, this is my first 60-second spot with any type of budget. It's for a landing net manufacturer called Adventure Products. (www.adventureproducts.com)

http://www.reelinspirations.com/adve...ucts/ego_3.wmv

Would love any feedback on the spot. The only thing I didn't do was compose the music and do the voiceover.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Nicely done!

Did you do the "Wire-frame net" work yourself?

Very nice.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #3
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That looked great! If you don't mind me asking, what was your budget on that project? You used an HVX right?
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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Nice! I have two recommendations, which relate directly to each other -
1) His hat throws a shadow on his face, and although I understand we are supposed to focus on the product I find its people viewers generally connect with -

2) If removing his hat wasn't an option (as fisherman love their hats), was a reflector of any kind used to try and light up his face?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #5
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Mike - Yes, I modeled the net in Lightwave and then rendered out two different versions using the same Layout project. One full 3D, the other a wireframe.

Noah - Actually, I shot with a Z1U for the above water shots and a Sony VX-1000 for the underwater shot. Since I'm just starting out, I didn't think I could charge what I thought it was worth. The client paid me $1,700 of which I will net $1,000 after expenses. (boat rental, music, voice over, etc.)

Ari - Yes, I had a reflector, but not enough 'crew' to help out. That kind of bothered me too, but the focus is the net.

Thanks for the compliments.

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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:34 AM   #6
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How'd ya get that overhead shot? Who did the graphics? Nice Job!
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #7
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James, Nice job on a small budget, I'm sure it will lead to bigger things. Congrats.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #8
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Nice work! Demonstrates the product very well I thought. Only other thing I might have added was a couple ECUs on the net with a bass fighting around in it with the classic slow-mo. Especially if that net is made not to tangle line... something I really hate about most nets I've ever used :)
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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Thanks again for the comments.

John, I shot with a Century Optics 6.0 non-zoom WA adapter from another boat. I didn't stand on anything other than the boat.

Also, I did all the graphics myself from scratch in Lightwave 3D and After Effects.

Thanks again,

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 08:04 AM   #10
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Hi James,

Great video, I have a question about the support you were using while shooting from the boat? (did you use any stabilizer or anything like that?)
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #11
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I think you should have used a better looking boat or really polished that one up. a better boat says "People who want the best buy these nets".

2) I'd avoid showing CF numbers unless is says something like "fishing net"

3) I thought you relied on that one shot of the net and fisherman too much. Would have preferred a few more angles.

4) have you considered using a testimonial or two?

5) you should charge more for a your abilities.
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