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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Bo Dechphant Bo Dechphant is offline February 24th, 2009, 04:34 PM

Hi Guys,

Been observing this forum for a long time now and i thank you those who contribute to this forum. It's helped me heaps with my videos.

So, I've recently finished editing my first wedding highlight and i would love to hear your constructive criticism. here is the link : Cass & Jono - Wedding Highlight on Vimeo

I had to hire everything for the day. It was shot on a Z1 with wide angle lense with a really dodgy Azden wireless mic. Tried to use the steadicam (Flycam 5000) but it was way too heavy without the arm and vest which i thought i was going to get but didn't. So i probably ended up using about 5% of the steadicam footage. what a waste of time and energy.

It was my first time operating a z1, too. while it wasn't hard to get used to, i wished i could own my own gear so i know everything back to front. Time to start saving more! Anyway, since i was my first wedding i was a bit scared to move around too much at the ceremony, which i regret now cause no one really even noticed that i was there. it was extra hard for me cause i had to place the camera pretty much right against the sun so i had a really hard time in post arghh (and I'm talking 3pm Queensland sun!)

I would probably recommend all the other newbies to maintain their fitness for this kind of work! I've got another wedding to film next month. it will be church wedding and apparently there will be some restrictions during ceremony so i am a bit scared. But i know i'm not going to repeat the mistakes i made from my first one!

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Old February 24th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Great job. I think you've done an excellent job as a newbie. You've got some great and interesting footage at preparation. You've got good eyes on framing.

One thing you need to work on is the audio. Did you use noise reduction on your audio? If you did, I think you over did it. The noise reduction seem distorts most of the original voice, make it sound like a audio from DC camera. Were those audio coming from wireless or Z1?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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SiuChung,

Thank you so much for the feedback. Yes, I admit that i have no clue when it comes to sound. The audio was coming from the wireless. It did use noise reduction in Soundbooth. It was a really windy day and i was trying to get rid of that noise. Will definitely work on that. Thanks again.

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Old February 24th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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SiuChung,

Thank you so much for the feedback. Yes, I admit that i have no clue when it comes to sound. The audio was coming from the wireless. It did use noise reduction in Soundbooth. It was a really windy day and i was trying to get rid of that noise. Will definitely work on that. Thanks again.

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You may want to reduce the level of noise reduction. When the speech voice over start, put a realtime footage of the speech in the video. People will see this was a windy day and mentally accepted that noise. Then you can cut back to other footage.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #5
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Bo:

How did the B&G like it?

That's the main thing.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:36 PM   #6
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Hi Bo,

I thought you had some interesting shots also, albeit a little long.

Loved the music, is that Explosions in the sky?

I'm not sure if it was the encoding but the vid had a nice filmic feel. MB filters?

I'm not a big fan of hearing the vows during "other moments", so I didn't really pay attention to the audio.

Thanks for sharing and good job on composition.
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