Fun with Motion! at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 13th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 86
Fun with Motion!

I shot this with a couple after there wedding. We had some extra time and thought it would be cool to put together a little extra edit.

It was shot on the XH-A1 in 24p. I've been using this slow-mo plugin called Twixor and it has some really cool effects. Check it out and let me know what you think -

http://www.joesimonproductions.com/m...capitolweb.mov
Joe Simon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #2
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 8
Very nice work! Tell us some production details.
__________________
Tracy Evans
Tracy Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 22
Howdy, Neighbor. That was fantastic. I really enjoyed their wedding trailor as well. They must be thrilled with your work.

Keep posting your stuff -- it's great.
Brandon Hammonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Glasgow/Scotland
Posts: 626
Bit that got me was the camera flash in the back of the car. You can almost see the flash rise and fall. You keep slipping really nice stuff in under the radar. The encoding quality was also seriously nice.
Alastair Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MOSCOW
Posts: 860
What was the music, please!

Very nice!
Oleg Kalyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 680
really great stuff, and fantastic encoding! oh, and do u mind sharing that song with us at all?

maybe you or someone else could answer something about Twixtor for me, as i've been looking at getting this for some time now (mainly for music video purposes):

- render times, good or bad?
- comparable to Premiere Pro CS3 advanced time-remapping??

cheers
Richard Wakefield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #7
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: DFW area, TX
Posts: 6,108
Images: 1
Outstanding Joe! You are a credit to Texas artists.

-gb-
Greg Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 552
Joe - great stuff! I'm a big fan of your work and have always been impressed with the encoding quality of your samples. Can you share any details?

Art
Art Varga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 168
Where can i get twixor? I can't seem to find a place to get it online...

thanks
jeremiah
Jeremiah McLamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 552
The correct spelling is Twixtor - here's the link

http://www.revisionfx.com/products/twixtor/
Art Varga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mariposa, CA
Posts: 200
Excellent work! I love all the speed changes throughout - very smooth.
Patrick Pike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #12
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 86
Thanks for the compliments! I had a great time making this piece.

Like I said it was shot on the XH-A1. I did however shoot the time-lapse's with the HVX-200. The moving shots were done with the Glide-Cam 2000 with some added weights.

I do all my editing in FCP so I'm not sure how Twixtor would compare to CS3's time-remap. But the render time is quite long, usually 2-5 min per clip. But once you get the hang of it you pretty much know what its going to do with the different settings.

The song is called "Edge of the Ocean" by Ivy

For encoding I use Compressor in FCP with the H.264 codec. I usually set my bitrate around 1600 and that does the trick. Nothing else special then that.

Thanks for checking it out!
Joe Simon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #13
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 22
Joe, are you using the pro version of twixtor, or just the vanilla?
Brandon Hammonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #14
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 86
I'm not using the pro version just the normal 4.5 version.
Joe Simon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #15
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 168
is it twixtor that is giving you those really smooth slow mos with 24p...or is FCP just better at slowing 24p down than my Vegas? If its a setting in twixtor that helps give 24p slowmo that smooth feel....then i'm in!

jeremiah
Jeremiah McLamb 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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.


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