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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Our first destination wedding - Mexico!

Hey guys,

Here is a teaser from our first destination wedding - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Please feel free to give me your feedback. Thanks.

http://vimeo.com/2184725?pg=embed&sec=2184725
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Old November 8th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Some great shots and good flow. You should be pretty happy with this.

I wasn't a big fan of seeing the 2nd "dress hanging" shot, simply because it felt like that "shot" was already used earlier. Some of the steadicam shots were just a tad wobbly, but mostly very good overall. If you had some color-grading and a specific "look" I think the piece would have been really strong.

Great job and thanks for sharing!
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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your feedback Travis.

I hear you about some steadycam runs being a little wobbly. Those runs I attempted in this piece were really hard to execute perfectly with the setup I have right now (Merlin + HV30 - no arm and vest). This set up is ideal for short runs (less than 3 seconds). Also, Shots like the first dress shot in the hall way and 2nd last shot of the couple in the clip (tilt down runs) are much easier to accomplish with bigger rigs with arm and vest. I just wanted push the limits with my merlin and see what I can get out of that. Also, in an out door wedding like this, wind is a huge disadvantage for merlin. Again with a heavier rig, this could have been eliminated.

Again, thank you for your feedback. That was helpful.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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What can I say, this is very good, I like the ring shot in particular.

I just felt though that the song was cut abruptly, maybe a longer fade out for the audio. Great visuals, I like it.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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A lighter camera on the Merlin is definitely a disadvantage. I saw instant improvement when I upgraded from GL2's to A1's. And wind .. yeah .. bad stuff ...
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