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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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Sopranos spoof wedding intro

Hey all,

A client asked for this, so I set it up, shot and edited it. Thought you might get a kick out of it. Any feedback welcome as always.

For you non-Canadians, the Tim Horton's sign you see at one point is a big donut chain up here.

http://www.nosmallroles.com/sopranos.wmv

Watch your backs!

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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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I liked it. A little long, but I liked it.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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I've never watched the Sopranos, but that was pretty cool. I'm not sure how that intro leads into the rest of the video, though. Must be an interesting video to edit.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #4
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I liked it. A little long, but I liked it.
Thanks, Dana. It's actually the same length as the real Sopranos opener. I suppose it doesn't have to be, though. I could always shorten it.

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Travis. Catch it if you get a chance (you will. It will be in syndication forever). It's a great show.

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I'm not sure how that intro leads into the rest of the video, though.
You're not the only one. I haven't got that far yet...

Thanks for checking it out.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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Mirrored footage?

Looks like you mirrored footage in a few places because the driver is on one side of the car in one shot, and then the other side in another. Or am I missing something?
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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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Looks like you mirrored footage in a few places because the driver is on one side of the car in one shot, and then the other side in another. Or am I missing something?
Man, you get the prize for seeing that. I was convinced no one would notice! I flipped a few shots because I wanted the flow to continue in the same direction Though, I didn't stay consistent with that...
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #7
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Only Editor's or Film Geeks Will Notice :-)

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Man, you get the prize for seeing that. I was convinced no one would notice! I flipped a few shots because I wanted the flow to continue in the same direction Though, I didn't stay consistent with that...
I should say that it took me 3 or so times watching those sections before I could put m finger on what was different with the shot. I kept thinking, where is the camera now and then it dawned on me. It is hard to notice and anyone personally involved with the subject (relative, etc) will not notice because they aren't critiquing the editing, the are watching their friend.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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You're right about the editors and geeks. I was amazed you picked it up.

I had to do all my shots in about 30 minutes in an area I had never been in, deepest suburbia, so I was happy just to have the material. The photog was back at the groom's house waiting to start his own shots.

Me (fingers crossed): "By the way, is there a coffee or donut shop close by."
Groom: "Why yes, there's a Tim Horton's around the corner.
Me: sigh of relief.

It was later when I was cutting that I realized the motion wouldn't match well, so I flipped the shots.

Thanks for having the patience to sit through it a bit. Nothing like a bit of a puzzle to get you going...
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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:38 AM   #9
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brilliant...very well produced.... great fun!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:47 AM   #10
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Great work, has a nice feel to it. I would cut it a little shorter though.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:07 AM   #11
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Thanks for the great feedback, you guys!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 06:31 PM   #12
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Yeah, I would have to agree with a couple of people, it's long. There's just too much cigar smoking going on, and I did notice the mirror effect on the driver, it's those kind of details that will make it look cheesy, imo. The idea is very well put together, I've never seen the Sopranos, but I liked what I saw here. Thanks for sharing your work.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:04 AM   #13
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Can't believe you guys haven't seen the sopranos.

Anyway, you have to understand that my video is a spoof of the real opening, which you can see here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=S5zWRLlq4tE

Now, there's some cigar smokin'!

Thanks for checking it out, and for the feedback.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:59 AM   #14
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Brilliant, loved it!! Groom is obviously a Soprano fan, I just hope that his wife is too!! BTW, I agree with previous comments, nobody will notice the flip at all, it's so well done, they will just appreciate it for the great work that it is!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 11:24 AM   #15
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Thats very well done.

I am a huge Sopranos fan so I get it.
Only thing I woulda done differently is do closeups of his face not revealing his full profile until the very end like the real thing.

And I would have got the final shot head on just like the real thing too.
If he had been told to look like he was rushing to get home it woulda played into the mood of Tony in the Intro as well cause the shot of his face as he gets out of the car is priceless.
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