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Old September 23rd, 2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Trash-the-dress Boris & Helen

My first trash-the-dress :) It's new both to me and to our B&Gs so this is an experiment..
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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Serge! Very bewitching video and fine musical choice! The only thing need to be corrected - make 16:9 mode... (I think it's would be better for your style...). Anyway, I like it!

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thank you Arthur!
My pity it was 4:3 shoot then.. and vignette is not best decision for I composed frame other way.. Now, when I shot much 16:9 footage 4:3 seems odd for me too..
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 04:14 PM   #4
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My first trash-the-dress :) It's new both to me and to our B&Gs so this is an experiment..
Appresciate any comments!

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The folly work at the very start (audio dubbing of foot steps in leaves) was a bit too loud and then it suddenly died. If you tone it down a bit at the start it won't be as obvious when you take it away.

Very interesting visuals. I kept waiting for her to be dropped by the groom into the water behind her. Then a later shot showed that the water was still a ways away. hehehe I guess I have certain expectations for a trash the dress shoot given the usual theme for hte ones I've seen here lately.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #5
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Thank you Jason I'll take a look on sound!
Playing with spectator expectations is our work ;)
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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Serge....I liked the use of fire :) Nice work.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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Thanks John :)

My workmate photographer was a little luckier and shot the bride thru fire very close for a second.. But it was near to trash the dress both with bride :) and with photographer too.. :)

Actually I regret that fire was too fast traveling skipping from one place to another on the dry grass.. We jumped around as grasshoppers trying to catch it, reeked totally with smell of burning.. but mostly in vain.. That shoot was a good adventure ))
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Old September 24th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #8
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I loved how the "fire" scenes appeared after they both went to the ground .. almost as if the fire was representing their passion for each other. Very cool.

What I didn't quite like was some of what followed. It just didn't seem to lead anywhere after that, and looked more like a collection of good shots. I think the video would have been stronger if you had used some of those shots earlier on, and then ended with the "fire shots". Maybe even shorten the song if you have to.

Anyways, I enjoyed it, but that's what I was thinking would make it better.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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Travis, appreciate pratcical advice, you get just at the root, thank you!
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