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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #991
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Short Film I made for class

This was filmed in one day and edited in the next. Our assignment was to create a five minute short about anything we wanted. This was our first film project for my Cinematography class.

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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #992
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Great!

That was amazing. I loved the concept and the way you blended the 'real-ugly-life' with a child's perspective. The video flow was incredible. I loved it
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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #993
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I saw it at the fest Sunday night and I found it very funny. Congratulations to the entire team. I met some of you there. Good job.

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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #994
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Pixie Porn?!?!

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Very nice - made me want some candy. I guess that's the whole point, now isn't it? :)

A client described the spot as "Pixie Porn".

I'll take that as a compliment!
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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #995
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Daniel,

Congratulations to you on your Best Feature award. I got tied down with real estate catastrophies and didn't get a chance to see The Appearance of a Man, but your trailer is fantastic.

And I'm glad you enjoyed the film. I'm very proud of the work we did. We've had one distribution offer, and I am very hopeful about the future. :)
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:31 PM   #996
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Hi Michael,

Nice job.

If I was to be constructively critical, I feel like the lighting of the hero shot of the chocolate itself could be improved. As I'm sure you are aware (but I am re-stating here for those who haven't done a lot of product shooting), shiny objects like cars and chocolates are all about reflections, and any given light source will both cast light on the subject and appear as a reflection in the surface. I feel like the individual bounce cards or frames that you were using to light the chocolate should have been larger and more uniformly lit; the hot spot in the higher source reads a little funky on the product.

I would likely have used an overhead softbox to create contour across the top of the chocolate with some additional lower, large sources to give more dimension to the sides, but made sure that the sources were uniform in appearance and not too hot.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 05:49 PM   #997
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Hi Michael,

Nice job.

If I was to be constructively critical, I feel like the lighting of the hero shot of the chocolate itself could be improved. As I'm sure you are aware (but I am re-stating here for those who haven't done a lot of product shooting), shiny objects like cars and chocolates are all about reflections, and any given light source will both cast light on the subject and appear as a reflection in the surface. I feel like the individual bounce cards or frames that you were using to light the chocolate should have been larger and more uniformly lit; the hot spot in the higher source reads a little funky on the product.

I would likely have used an overhead softbox to create contour across the top of the chocolate with some additional lower, large sources to give more dimension to the sides, but made sure that the sources were uniform in appearance and not too hot.
Charles,

I agree with you 100% on the fact that sheen sells chocolate. (I've DPed a LOT of chocolate for Peter Elliott)I had to tone down the light sources in order for the whole spot to cut together. Enough light for a good wide highlight on the chocolate burned out the pecans and the background and I wanted some nice fall-off on the surface.. I felt that sacrificing a wide delicious highlight was the trade off for good rich colors in each part of the story. I tried to compensate with a harder rim light to get some specular hits to liven up the chocolate, which did a fantastic job on the caramel. I dropped a double and single in the rim but I agree that it is still a few stops too hot. I can't trust the onstage monitor and should get out my spot meter for this stuff....

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Black Bag Films, Inc.

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Old October 1st, 2008, 07:50 PM   #998
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Interesting dilemmas Michael. I'm personally not much of a menu diddler but I wonder if there might have been some tweaking possible that would pull out more detail in the chocolate and/or keep the pecans from blowing out.

Tabletop is so delicate--I hear you about the surface getting hot with an overhead softbox but it seems like you had a fair amount of depth behind the product, could it not have been flagged just above camera, both in front of and behind the chocolate?

The highlights in the caramel and especially the chocolate itself when it is being poured were nice although I myself am not crazy about the hard shadow created by the rim light--wonder if a softer source would have still carried the pour?

So many ways to skin the cat of course. Hate to get too dissect-y about someone else's lighting...congrats on the campaign and continued success!
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 04:06 AM   #999
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Dream lover (short film by me)

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Dream Lover is about a girl, who dreams. She dreams herself and her lover, and the game is between herself and herself. She lives and is born from her experiences in the dream realm. Alas, it is never just a dream.

Made this short film with some of my friends. Spent 3 days filming and two weeks editing (a few hours each day after work).

Please tell me, what you think! It's my first try, so please be honest.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:26 AM   #1000
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now also in HD lack of Eoins - Children's Society on Vimeo
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:23 AM   #1001
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Thanks Lori, actually I've won the Heineken Red Star Award (I was truly blown away by that) and Best Lead Actor (Michael Tassoni). Congrats on "The Watermelon" and I have no doubt I'll see it soon at a place near me ;)
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 01:54 PM   #1002
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Teaser on testing a nice & fast sportscar

I recently made this short teaser for our recruitment department.

YouTube - Testing the Audi R8


Hope you like it!

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:28 PM   #1003
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 04:21 PM   #1004
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Trailer for "Karmas Choice" indie short

This short psychological thriller was recorder earlier this year with an HVX 200 set-up with a Brevis Flip using Canon primes...28, 35, 50 and 85.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #1005
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What do you think about my videos

Hello people!

Im done with my first homepage, and I would like to know what you think about the web design, filming and editing so I could be better in what im doing.

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