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Old March 24th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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My First Save The Date Video

Hi guys,

I just want to share my first save the date video. Feel free to give me comments (constructive). I really want to improve my craft in the future and I think there is no better way to do it than taking advice from the pros here!!!


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Old March 24th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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What effect exactly was it when you did the very low opacity red (a flag?) that flashed over it several times?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Ryan,

It is a stock footage laid on top of the clip with opacity lowered down to around 40-50%.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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Very nice job. Really. Beautiful shots of San Francisco.

2 quick constructive criticisms.

A) Closeups. There were virtually no close-ups. 99.9% of the footage was wide and medium shots. I saw no detail shots, especially no close-up of the engagement ring. After a while, the majestic landscape shots lose their value because every other shot is a wide shot. I was begging for a CU that never came.

B) They're not actors. When the bride yelled "Yes", I cringed. The couple are not actors, and therefore unless they're able to successful do it, I don't like to hear them try to say a line or two. It takes away from the charm of the piece.

Overall though, nice job.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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Also, I really liked the Glidetrack look. It's an impressive look and feel. Kudos on that.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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Sigmund,
I really enjoyed the shot where he was twirling her around and the camera turned around them. As a newcomer, I have no idea how you did that but it was nice. How long did it take you to do?

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Old March 26th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #7
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@Chris - thank you for the input. The no CUs were special request by the couple.
Yes, youre right, it is hard to do #2 especially if the couples are camera shy.
My glidetrack is a shooter, so I think I needed a longer glidetrack for weddings.

@art - the twirling shot took me about 4 takes. The overall video took me days since I work during the weekdays. It took me 100x or more to listen to the music background. I do this when Im driving.

can you imagine guys that it was pouring the whole day. We had to use umbrella to protect my camera : )
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