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Old April 1st, 2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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highlights/demo - review?

Ola!

I've finished my first wedding. Wow, do I have a lot to learn. I've put together a highlights/demo for future sales and would like some feedback.

I only have this wedding to pull clips from and it was very unconventional. No church, no flowers, no reception to speak of. With all that in mind, have a look and be honest!

http://www.motionfish.com/APEX.html

Cheers and thanks, I've learned soo much on this forum already, I look forward to giving back.

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Old April 1st, 2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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Re: highlights/demo - review?

<<<-- Originally posted by Mike Cook : Ola!

I've finished my first wedding. Wow, do I have a lot to learn.

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Cheers and thanks, I've learned soo much on this forum already, I look forward to giving back.

Mike Cook -->>>

You mean "Wow, did I learn a lot", don't you? :)

And when you are new, you can share your screwups, so thw rest of don't feel all alone.

WIll try to look at your clip later on in day.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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Very nice Mike. I liked it. I thought you used your effects well but they were not over used. Good moving shots. Except for a few brief moments they were pretty smooth. Did you use any steady device on the moving shots? I loved the soft musical transition into the ceremony. Real "money shot" of the boy after the rings. Good job. - Jeff
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Old April 1st, 2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hi Mike,
That was good for your first job. The couple must have been impressed. As a demo video to clients I have noticed if you have captured a good set of vows and can play them as a background audio over your transitions the women love this. In my town this is rarely done and I gain more business because of it. You have a good eye and the child shot was terrific. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with us.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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I liked it. How long did it take to deliver it?
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Old April 1st, 2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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First, thanks for taking the time to have a look and give some input.

Jeff: I mostly was hand held but there are a few shots that I used a glide cam on. You most likely picked those out, huh?

Jason: I have excellent audio and that is a great suggestion. Off to remaster the audio now.......

Young: I delivered the finished version about six weeks after the wedding. The date on the demo does not apply....I think that is where you were going with that..

Thanks again!

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 02:11 PM   #7
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That was excellent. The only possible constructive criticism I could offer was that the video faded out way before the audio BUT if that's all I could find it must be good.

I noticed one part where the B&G were walking up an incline and I knew you were moving also but it appeared smooth as could be and then I figured out how, you were in step with them, as soon as you were walking at a different pace I could then see them going up and down. (not a critique, just an observation) Took me a few seconds to figure it out.

Again, well done.
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for the kind words!

On that shot the glide cam helped a bit.......it really lends itself well to the wedding thing. That floaty look seems to work well.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 12:20 PM   #9
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How much is the glide cam ? I'm contemplating something like that or maybe making one.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 05:37 PM   #10
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I purchased my glidecam 4000pro for $365 on ebay. I think they sell for $499 new but there are some people on ebay that have them new for $379. It's hard to use at first but once you get used to it the shots are quite amazing
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 06:58 PM   #11
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Skip the building part. I tried it, wasted about $150 and then just bought the Glidecam. I am fairly handy with fabricating but it is very difficult to get the gimble right.

I think I did the ebay thing for something like $400.

practice lots.

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