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Old August 31st, 2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Preceremony highlight clip

This is a "rough cut" from our second wedding. File is kinda big so be patient. Critique welcomed.

http://www.landmarkmediaproductions....debanderic.mov
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Old September 1st, 2005, 02:52 PM   #2
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I'd like to jump in and offer my opinion, even though I'm relatively new to weddings myself. I thought it was very nice, and I enjoyed watching it! You had a beautiful location to shoot in, and a nice looking wedding party. You know, the shots that stood out the most for me were the two kids (great shots!) and your closeups, like the groom, the flowers, etc. I love closeups! I thought the song was a great choice as well. You captured some really nice moments! I also liked the stairway shot empty, then fading in the party (even though the alignment was slightly off, it looked cool).

There are only three critiques I have to offer, and please take these with a grain of salt, as they are only my personal opinion. First would be the outdoor sign shot (0:07-0:16) was too long. Also, the shot of the bride with 3 other bridesmaids (3:12-3:22) seemed too long as well. While great shots I thought, they just seemed to hang for too long. Secondly, the shot of the cameras on the table (3:22-3:26) seemed out of place. Thirdly, maybe some pans and reveals during the photo shoot would have made them a bit more interesting. Maybe try some rack focus with some foreground element, or a reveal from behind the photographer or even even behind the subjects revealing the photographer himself, or even a slow pan looking through the stair rails.

Please remember that these are only my opinions and that everyone has a different style. I received some of the very same critiques myself when I posted demos, and they helped me with my pacing and storytelling.

Thanks for sharing!

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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Dan. I find myself concentrating so much on capturing the moments, that sometimes I forget to inject some style into my shooting. In my bridal prep clip I have some more creative shooting as it was a much more relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for taking time to look at the clip. Your feedback was very helpful.

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