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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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The "Making" of a Bride Video

Like to share a short video of a recent wedding... Bride preparing herself for the Groom's arrival...
Equipment used.. dvx102, letus35fe, 50mm, 85mm, 24mm, steadicam merlin and my hands.

http://weddingmtv.multiply.com/video/item/62/Bayu_Yuria

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:44 PM   #2
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I think the video has the potential to be alot better. The nature of the music, especially the first song, doesn't seem to fit the mood, editing, or people.

I think if you could cut the piece to the music, it would have much better impact. Also it is a little redundant with shots of the exact same thing(dress, putting on makeup). I find its ok to use similar shots if it has new information to deliver or as a technique if it makes the piece better.

Looks like you got some nice shots. Choreographing the editing to new music could make it much better.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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I get a "This video no longer exists..." message.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thank you james for the very precious insight. below is the link to the re-edited footage.
http://weddingmtv.multiply.com/video/item/63/Bayu_Yuria
(songs were requested by client)
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I think the video has the potential to be alot better. The nature of the music, especially the first song, doesn't seem to fit the mood, editing, or people.

I think if you could cut the piece to the music, it would have much better impact. Also it is a little redundant with shots of the exact same thing(dress, putting on makeup). I find its ok to use similar shots if it has new information to deliver or as a technique if it makes the piece better.

Looks like you got some nice shots. Choreographing the editing to new music could make it much better.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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Yow, I couldn't get the link to work.

They requested the songs... that is the kiss of death.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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oops.. the link is
http://weddingmtv.multiply.com/video/item/63/Bayu_Yuria
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Yow, I couldn't get the link to work.

They requested the songs... that is the kiss of death.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #7
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I liked it. Nice shot composition, pacing, loved the music, and creative rack focus usage. Only thing I noticed that might be adjusted is you held on the groom a little long in a couple of shots but not that big of a deal. Overall, enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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Ahhh music with good rhythm.

I love the change of pace the music provides.

There were a few closeups of pictures on the dresser (or where ever they were) that were a bit shake. Obviously this cannot be re-shot (unless you have access to their dresser, etc) so consider some velocity / time effects to slow down playback so the movement is dampened. I have to do this occasionally with close up shots not on a tripod. The "in the future" solution is to shoot with tripod if at all possible, especially on detail close ups.

At 2:46 into the footage I really liked your rack focus from the bride's dress, out to her finger tips. 3:31 has a color correction change that is a little noticeable (might have just forgotten to apply the color correction effect to that clip.)

The end looks like it was filmed in quite a small room. Good job getting footage in cramped conditions.

I enjoyed the video very much. Good use of closeups to mix up the footage.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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nice

Great job! I really like the lighting of the video throughout. It impressive how every shot seems to be cropped at the perfect angle. Great rack focus.

Keep it up!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #10
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Nice work. I saw lots of great shots and a good variety of angles. Love the mirror shots.

My only suggestion would be for the beginning. When you have a couple of shots of things that are static and your camera is a bit shaky, you could just pull a freeze frame of the video and use it like that. No one would ever know it was a freeze frame. It would just look like the camera was locked down on a tripod.

Anyways, good stuff!
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