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Old December 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz is offline December 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM

Well I have been on this board for a while but have not put up a video for view yet. I see some amazing things and have been working on getting better but would love some constructive criticism. I am shooting with Canon XH-A1. Thanks in advance.

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Old December 27th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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hey Jon, thanks for sharing....
I thought that your video had a great flow to it... One thing that slightly bothered me was the audio from the music dropped out way to fast during the vows. Maybe even could have been a slight bit louder... Your shots were very steady,nothing seemed liked it might have been rushed (as you can see most of the time in my shots :-)
Was that a jib in the background of the church?? Towards the end of your video?
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Same here with the Drop in volume it should linger in the background and support your next scene building up to it. It appears all the shots were shot on a stick, I would suggest mixing it up abit with tripod, and hand held shots.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for he comments. I agree about he music and have made that change. The jib belonged to the church and it was huge. We did not get to use it :-(

All shots were done on tripod, but I will look at mixing up some handheld shots in with it. I just need to practice more with that. I tried, but I have a hard time balancing the XH-A1. With my DVC30 it is not a problem.

More comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for posting! I think putting your work in front of a valuable community like this is hugely helpful in the development of the product you're delivery to clients. It's also helpful in getting advice, constructive criticism etc.

I thought the footage was all very steady so it was a very professional product. For me, though...the shots lingered far too long, particularly in the beginning when you were revealing all the detail shots. I'm a fan of detail shots like anyone else, but I think it could have been stronger to mix them in with more shots of the couple. I'm also not so much a fan of black and white unless it is used in a very limited/specific way. It seemed like it was too heavy on the B/W.

Please post more clips if you have them in the coming weeks/months though. For a first-time post, I give you all the credit in the World - it's not easy putting yourself out there!

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Old December 29th, 2008, 02:41 AM   #8
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Bruce,

Thank you for your comments. I tried to use the B&W to enhance the musical change when it popped into color, but I guess it took too long. I was limited on shots of the bride and groom. There was no dancing so after the picture taking was over, that was the last time I had them together (aside from the ceremony). On the DVD, this montage comes after the ceremony so I did not want to use too many ceremony shots. I like your idea of quicker pacing at the beginning to act as a quick preview of the wedding. Thanks again.
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