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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:09 AM   #1
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Bride Preparations Clip w/film look. First attempt

Hello guys,

just wanted to share my recent work, critique and comments are welcome.

Shot on Canon XH-A1, all hand held. Edited on Premiere CS3 with Matrox RT.X2.
All basic effects that came with Matrox card.

http://vimeo.com/1434636

Thanks for watching!
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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Nice. I bet they love it.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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For all handheld it looked pretty decent though sometimes a bit wobbly. One thing though that ruins the video completely for me is the effects you applied, the flickering old movie effect with the heavy vignetting was getting quite irritating after a while. The xh-a1 can produce such nice clean images and with your effects you reduce it to a vhs like quality. I"m sure if you just loose the effects it will look a lot better.
Also those effects caused already dark images, like the ones in church with the rings to become even darker.
Also the framing was not always right, most noticeable at the end when they walked out of church and the grooms head was completely out of the picture. The music, but that's just personal taste was a bit heavy for me, it did fit the slomotion though.
In general I liked how you handled it considering it was all handheld.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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I have to agree that the strobing/film flicker effect was painful after a while. Other than what was already mentioned, I'd trim the last shot from a painfully-long 50seconds to perhaps 10 seconds. Especially at the start of the shot where one person is looking at their watch and talking....its distracting from the 'stars' of the show. You could trim the song, or include another interview (always a good idea to include some natural sound where appropriate).
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:41 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys. The effect looked a lot more film like before the web compression... and somewhat brighter, too.
Just tried to emulate the Super 8mm/16mm film, the next idea would be mixing different looks together instead.
I appreciate all of your comments.
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