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Old April 5th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #406
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It was a short film done with the HV20 and a 35mm adapter.
The guy arrives riding a bike where the girl used to live, but she moved.

I had this film on my PC, but I've deleted for some time now.

Tried searching Vimeo and HV20 Sample Clips here, no luck... Maybe someone else knows where to find it.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 08:06 AM   #407
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It might be in our Alternative Imaging Methods forum...

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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #408
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A Thousand Words

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HV20 with Brevis adapter.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #409
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YES! Thats the one!!!

Thank you so much!!
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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #410
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Little Venice - London

Ever wanted to go to Venice well my new short takes you to Little Venice London - As named by the poet Robert Browning it can be found on my website under the films section.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #411
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Daylight Robinry

On April 6, 2008, it snowed. This was somewhat unexpected for Slough. It confused our garden cohort no end.

In fact, the Robin from next door (who is young and inexperienced) saw this as a sign of doom and chose theft over starvation, much to the chagrin of our Robin.

Raw EX1 footage chopped together. Demonstrates the slo-mo qualities of the EX1. Shot from the comfort of my dining room today (snowing in April?!)

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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #412
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Every time I see discussion on this film I like to mention this gem as well:

It has a suspiciously similar storyline and came out a good time before the HV20 short.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #413
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No screenshots yet, nor trailer, give us a chance .. :) Editing started end of last week, so will keep you all posted ! We have a making-of shot with an A1 (without Brevis) too, so the canons got plenty of use for this feature .. :)
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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #414
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Hey Kris, looking forward to seeing what you've come up with. What kind of budget were you working with?

Anyway im based in Lanark so if you ever need a cam or steadicam operator gimme a shout, (JVC HD100 and glidecam V8). I also have a studio with apple quad G5 running final cut studio as well as a sound booth for ADR , if you ever run into any post production problems im always willing to lend a hand to other scottish filmmakers.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #415
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Green screen episode of music TV show

I'm currently shooting and editing a show called In Tune which appears on a province-wide on-demand TV service called Local On Demand. They put clips from the shows online so here's a clip from the episode I've been most happy with. The interview was green screened and the band had fun with that, so things turned out pretty well.

The performance was shot with two Sony Z1's, the interview was shot with three (normally it's also two but I brought mine along as a wide to show me, the interviewer and the green screen in the shot). I fed my Sennheiser G2 wireless with Tram TR-50 lavs through my Sound Devices 302 mixer for the interview. I shoot everything in HDV 1080i using CineFrame30 so I can slow my shutter down to 1/30 and get the extra light you need when shooting in dark venues. The interview had a faster shutter speed.

The show was edited on Premiere Pro CS3 using a Matrox LE realtime graphic card, which was a huge lifesaver when keying that many shots.

There are two 5-ish minute clips from the 18-minute episode (that's the nice thing about being on demand - no time restrictions!). The first has the intro to the interview and one full song. The second has the first half of the interview.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
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Old April 10th, 2008, 05:32 AM   #416
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Hang Drum Music Video

We just did our first music video featuring the PANart Hang drum and you can see it on YouTube at :

I used a pair of Panasonic DVC-30 cams with a pair of Sennheiser wireless lav mics on the drum to pick up the audio. The audio used in the video was recorded during one of the takes.

We needed a quick and attractive promotional video to promote Janet's CD "Listen With Your Eyes Closed". Shooting took about 30 minutes (not including constructing the "set") and I edited it in the evenings over the following week. The best part of all is that it has produced results!
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Old April 10th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #417
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Okay, now I'd really like to get some feedback.

The second spot was one that was currently in production and now the client has rejected it. Our companies salesmen are the ones who communicate with the clients directly so I wasn't told a reason why they turned it down.

Is it just a bad commercial?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #418
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Honestly, I feel that the commercial, although well made, doesn't really sell Sundown One. I don't know anything about that store (being from California), but I did notice that it's an electronics store...only after I saw the commercial a few times through, did I understand that. What did catch my eye was the Circuit City store on the way. The intent may have been to show that Sundown One is worth passing up Circuit City, but I think it had the opposite effect. I saw that Circuit City sign and said, "Oh yeah, there's a well known, solid, and professional Electronics store. How can I even think about taking Sundown One seriously with a little talking cowboy in a car who sounds like he's sucking on a helium balloon?

I realize that you probably had no control over the script or concept (then again, maybe you did). And, I suspect that the idea was to make it cute and funny so it would stand out in people's minds. However, it came accross as silly to me....which translates to a non-professional store, or i.e., not as good as circuit city. No offense, that just the feeling I got.

Perhaps a commercial that shows the quality of the products, knowlegeble employees, great prices that you would find at Sundown One, would have been better recieved by the client and the potential customers watching the commercial? I think your first piece has a much better selling quality.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #419
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Hey John,

The commercials are well made and they are technically pleasing but I did not like them and here is why.

Video 1

The first one was like a hundred other cable service provider commercials. There was nothing different than the other hundreds I see on the television all the time. Not only was it annoying to see some guy over excited about cheap cable, I didn’t hear what he was saying because he said too much.

“Your attention please!” I hated that line. If I'm watching television, I don't want someone shouting for attention, especially for a commercial. Not only is it unnecessary, but it makes me want to hit the mute button before the commercial even begins.

Too many clichés. The “only 19.95 per month” means absolutely nothing to me. All cable providers say ‘only this’ and ‘only that’. People won't jump out of their seats when they hear that price.

The use of the term “Cable Modem”. The word modem may confuse listeners with 56K modem. Better terms would be “High Speed Internet” or just “Cable”.

There was too much text on the screen as well, and I barely had a chance to read it. Had this commercial been on television I would not have bothered to even look at the text, it would be incredibly forgettable.

I found myself concentrating on the blue rings around the guy, trying to figure out what exactly they were. Also, I noticed it looked like he was standing on a huge mattress, which doesn’t make much sense. These are definitely not things you want the viewer to be thinking about, but that is what I was thinking.

The name of the company sounds like Comcast, another cable service provider. Why did they name it Casscomm in the first place? It made me confused.

All cable service providers are more or less the same. All those details, to me, are irrelevant. It's how they come across as a company through their commercials that makes viewers connect with them. The client may think differently, and insist to include all that useless crap, but they are wrong. Take a look at Geico's commercials, they are clean, simple and effective and funny. They don't go into details on their insurance policies but their commercials are a success because of their popularity. You want a commercial viewers will like or love, not hate.

To sum it up, it was boring. If the commercial tries to grab my attention, while looking like it is trying, I won't give it my attention. My advice would to have a simple commercial, one that is clean and not junked up with too much talking and text. Give me something that won't make me want to hit the mute button. Give me something that will make me like Casscomm.

Video 2

This one was a little better, because at least it has something eye catching, which is the small cowboy. The problem that I have with this commercial it that I have no idea what the company is all about. I know the woman mentions plasmas and home theatres, but apart from that, it's a bunch of gibberish about getting to the store.

It concept is good, but the first part could have been cut down by 10 seconds, and at the end their could have been footage from inside the store showing what exactly they sell. The video suggests I come down to see what's inside, but I won't. I'll come down when I see what the store has to offer, which in this case is stuff that isn't portrayed well in the video.

A huge problem I found was the footage of outside the window driving down the road. The commercial shows the buildings of:

Circuit City
Buffalo Wild Wings
Several other stores...

A huge no no! This is a commercial for Sundown One! Not the aforementioned! Do not show the competitor’s buildings! - Especially Circuit City.

I also don't understand the significance of the cowboy and why he is a cowboy, or why he is really small.

So, I pretty much tore up your commercials, but I felt it was needed. I don't have any experience myself creating commercials, but I have seen plenty in my life to know what's effective and what isn't.

I hope that your future work goes well, just remember to connect to the viewer in a way more real than strict commercialism.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #420
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Director's Demo Reel, Spring 2008

The past five years in retrospect.

I have been working on a professional demo reel of the work Chris and I have done with Divinus Entertainment over the past five or so years. This reel is a work in progress and contains footage from "The Villain", "Axe", "Sleep", "Ambiguous Travelers", "Infliction", various behind the scenes footage, as well as pre-visualizations of the upcoming film "The Resistance". This reel will be included in a production package for our pre-production of the film "Late December" so, I don't care who you are, what you do, or what kind of experience you have in film ... your feedback is GREATLY appreciated.
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