New Save the Date - Please review! 1st STD video! at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques > Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery

Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery
For video clip sharing and feedback -- VIMEO links will automatically embed a player.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 14th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #1
New Save the Date - Please review! 1st STD video!
David Sager David Sager is offline May 14th, 2009, 08:54 PM

Hey all,

Wanted to to check in with you all and let you know that I just finished editing my first Save the Date video. It was for sure an experience and I hope to do more in the near future.

Please critic... I would love to hear all your guy opinions.

Save The Date - Emily and Ryan on Vimeo

Cheers!

David

David Sager
New Boot
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Posts: 16
Views: 688
Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 622
Hi David,

Here's what I think about your video.

1. I think your style is definitely unique. I seriously can see some potential.
2. lacking CU shots
3. too much burn effects
4. not much going on
5. love some of the rack focusing
6. 01:51 there is a weird black frame.

There you go, my 2 cents. I hope it helps :)

Santo
__________________
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about motion picture?
website: www.papercranes.com.au | blog: www.weddingvideosydney.net
Susanto Widjaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC Area.
Posts: 550
I agree, there is way to much burn effects going on, and half way though the flash flames of black started to get to me.

You had a lot of good ideas, but for me it was a lot of the same through out the whole video, and because of this it was hard for me to keep focus. The out of focus shots, were creative, but there was to many of them. The couple would probably like to see themselves in focus more than out of focus.

You need some kind of story to bring your "characters" through the video. Why do they end up there. Although I do like the story-less videos, I feel like those need to either be shorter or have a song that is brings the video to the end.

All-in-all, I liked it. I just feel like it was too long and had some effects over used. I would say for your next one either make it shorter or use some different effects to bring you to the end, and possibly throw a story in there. Like what is the couple doing, where are they going, etc.

Hope that helps.
Louis
Louis Maddalena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 588
Hint

You probably would not want to refer to it as an "STD Video" either... ;)
John Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2,933
I'm a little torn because I felt like your editing was creative and quirky, and not what you typically see .. so kudos there. But the lack of ANY sort of story or purpose really killed the video for me. I kept expecting some sort of odd revelation to match the editing and it just never happened.

The entire opening had all of these abstract shots of buildings and whatnot, and I just really didn't understand the purpose. It's nearly a minute into the video before you really introduce the couple, and to me that's just way too long for a piece that's supposed to be about the couple.

You had some fun and creative shots, and a fresh editing style .. you just need some sort of motivation behind the video that the viewer can pick up on. Hope that helps!
__________________
Black Label Films
www.blacklabelweddingfilms.com
Travis Cossel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: KLD, South Africa
Posts: 983
Not bad for a 1st my friend, I'm not going to crit your production, you pulled some creative shots. I usually enhance my productions with Magic Bullet Looks, this will turn any video into good looking footage. Also remember there are no rules! Do what you feel is right, many here have pointed out some great advice, follow it but never see it as rules, follow your gut. Looking forward to see more of your work, we all start here.
Nicholas de Kock is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques > Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:47 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network