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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #16
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Hey Kostas. First of all welcome to DVinfo and thanks for sharing your work with the community. Here is some constructive criticism.

I noticed that the large crescendos in the music tracks aren't matched up with strong shots. You can definitely improve the visual impact by matching really strong shots to the "strong" points in the track.

In addition to that the pieces you posted lacked audio presence. In other words it's just moving imagery set to music. No natural audio- abient sound, voice overs, or otherwise. Without it pieces can feel somewhat steril.

I thought you composition and imagery was good. The moving shots were also good. It's very interesting seeing a wedding from a local other than the united states. Some beautiful imagery there. Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #17
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Giasou Kosta,

Just saw your showreel - it's beautifull!!
Your camera work reminds me of the Mark Von Lanken style - very flowing.

I've done lots of Greek weddings in Australia and I know what you mean about the low lighting in Orthodox churches - Considering you use FX1's; how are you lighting your ceremony shoots?

One criticism with your showreel is that you build up to some really nice scenes but cut them too short leaving the viewer wanting to see more - especially the wide shot over the balcony.

Overall though, BRAVO PAIDIA!!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #18
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Τhanks all for the constructive criticism. Your works there in USA are source of inspiration for us, specifically Joel Peregrine that happened I see first his own work… amazing. Glen your observations for soundtrack using are right … As long as for the VO you have also absolute right and are something where I try but you see here in Greece we have no Love words between the couple, something that in the catholics adds sentiment. Moreover is prohibited the use of microphones (specifically in the Priest). Nevertheless I prepare Love Story with enough material, when its ready I post it for comments & critism.

I use the FX1. Inside the churce I use 2 headlights in very big distance with the half power… The showreel needs rebuilt, eyxaristo Paul!

I thank once again all of you… Kostas
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Old March 20th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #19
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...and this is after ceremony. Oriental Exotic surpise for the couple!
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