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Old December 21st, 2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Sharing a trailer

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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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Off axis stedicam, lotsa slowmo, blur vignette, a crazy wide fish eye, and that music... adds up to an official Ethan Cooper seal of approval. (I actually want to get stickers made up that have this on them. how fun would that be?)

How wide is that lens anyway? It was doing some crazy house of mirrors distortion on the exterior tilt of the (church?). I kinda liked it.

I'm about to aks the question that's one of my pet peeves, but what is that music? Feel free to respond with a "spend 3 hours finding it yourself like I did". Really, it wont offend me.

Good work Don.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:55 AM   #3
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Very nice work. Very emotional pace to it.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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wow

that was awesome!! good work..beautiful shots!
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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Hi Ethan,

A great tool for figuring out the title of music:

www.tunatic.com

Unfortunately it didn't identify Don's song, but that is the first time it hasn't worked for me.


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Don,
Off axis stedicam, lotsa slowmo, blur vignette, a crazy wide fish eye, and that music... adds up to an official Ethan Cooper seal of approval. (I actually want to get stickers made up that have this on them. how fun would that be?)

How wide is that lens anyway? It was doing some crazy house of mirrors distortion on the exterior tilt of the (church?). I kinda liked it.

I'm about to aks the question that's one of my pet peeves, but what is that music? Feel free to respond with a "spend 3 hours finding it yourself like I did". Really, it wont offend me.

Good work Don.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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what are you guys using to create such a smooth vignette? I've tried mattes made in photoshop and feathering it out but it always turns out too choppy/gradient looking....
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Old December 21st, 2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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Zack:

We us Magic Bullet but not sure what Don is using...may very well be MB.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 03:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing Don. I really enjoyed the clip and thought the music choice was excellent. Some of the slo-mo felt a little forced for me- almost as if it was done out of necessity to save a shot or fill a gap in the timeline. I think I kept wanting it to move just a little faster and pull me into the story more. The blur looked a little old school too. Was that a faux tilt-shift effect you were going for? I really enjoyed the fisheye shots and the diversity in angle and lenses used.

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Old December 21st, 2007, 04:31 PM   #9
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thanks everyone for checking my clip out. i'll try to answer some questions.

"How wide is that lens anyway? It was doing some crazy house of mirrors distortion on the exterior tilt of the (church?). I kinda liked it."

i think 0.3x


"what are you guys using to create such a smooth vignette?"

filters in edius


"Was that a faux tilt-shift effect you were going for?"

NO...i was covering the air condition unit and the 2nd shooter. :-)
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 09:00 AM   #10
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Don,

Visually I liked it. U had some great shots in there. Only some of the slo-mo's I find it to be too slow and forced. Other than that, ur shot composition is great.

Now audio,

Even though it was out of an ordinary sound track, I find it to be little too much for wedding. Don't get me wrong, I'm all in for using different and unconventional music in my weddings as well. But at times, I feel that some of us step out of the line (including me). When I close my eyes and listen to this sound track, a happy bride and a groom are the last ppl that comes into my mind. This soundtrack gives me a feeling of patriotism or something tragic about to or just happened. I don't know if that's because of years of effect I got from Hollywood movies.

That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #11
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agree, a little too much slow mo. though looks really good, a few of those shots being normal speed might help the flow.

I like the music, helps force u to appreciate what a major moment what this wedding is for the couple.

anyone figure out what song that is? I think it's the same woman/group from the end of gladiator.

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Old January 5th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #12
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Amazing what can be done from ten shots slowed to crawl, smothered with Enya-like pseudo-Celtic motifs.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #13
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That was nice.

The music made me think of people about to prepare for an epic battle of mortal combat... so it's perfect for wedding music hehe.
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