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Old March 26th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #1
Lens whacking for weddings
David Tripp David Tripp is offline March 26th, 2012, 09:04 AM

I have just been on Holiday to the Caribean and shot some footage of the usual family things you do when you go on Holiday (Vacation). I was eager to have a go at this thing called lens whacking that I have read so much about.
above is a short clip i put together with the results.
I know it's not a wedding trailer, but the question is.......

Do you think there is a call for this on the wedding scene. I know the only way to find out is actually ask potential customers and see what they think.

https://vimeo.com/39104872

ok couldn't get the embed to work so here is a link

Thanks
Dave

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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: Lens whacking for weddings

As with all effects, it must be used in moderation and with purpose. For example, shallow depth of field on every shot becomes a distraction to a piece rather than adding value to it. For me personally, lens flare can look cool in a music video, but for a wedding, it looks like something was wrong with the camera.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Hey Dave I like your video, I think using the lens whacking in the way you did and with the music worked great and gave it a nostalgic feel. Ive done a bit of lens whacking myself but was worried about using it on a wedding because the results can be a little unpredictable and once its done it cant be undone. Theres a ton of light leaks online that can be applied in post production which I feel a bit more comfortable with. Just my opinion!

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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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Re: Lens whacking for weddings

CrumplePop has a nice package of wedding effects, mostly light leaks, that to me, make more sense than trying to do it yourself. As Steve S. said, once it's done, it can't be undone, but if you're using after market effects, it can be undone... That way you can experiment with different effects in post rather than being stuck with whatever you accomplished (or didn't accomplish) while shooting.
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I'm probably alone, but find these things simply horrible to watch. I'm totally unable to appreciate arty-farty stuff, I'm a straight line person and people who think in curves I just don't understand at all. I know it's me, but I have real problems with even watching, let alone doing it myself.
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