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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Alright Patrick, you've been vulnerable with your videos...I'll put one of mine out there. Constructive criticism welcome:

BTW, I'm trying to break out of framesets, I really am!
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Old July 12th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing your work, Dana.

I like the cut timing of your editing, especially on the hard down beat leading into the song refrain. Great pace to go with the song -- it kept me interested all the way through. Dynamic shots and video, even without a glidecam. It can be done!! (wink, wink)

You even synced the bride singing the song to the groom during a reception dance. Very cool. Many nice touches like that. Nice mix of setting shots with plot shots, if that makes sense.

Keep up the good work.

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Old July 12th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #3
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Hi Dana,

I think the pacing and shot sequences turned out really well. I really love the static shot through the glasses on the table, and syncing up the bride singing at the end was also a nice touch. I'm not a big fan of having people talking without actually hearing what they are saying. I find it distracts the viewer from the clip itself. To get some more variety in the preps, which are also a tougher part to shoot, I would try getting in very tight and just framing the bursh and her eye, as an example. You would likely need to do that tripod mounted, but it gives you a lot more range to work with in post.

I thought you got yourself a stabilizer recently? I didn't see it in there.

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Old July 12th, 2007, 06:10 AM   #4
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Hey Dana,
Very nice clip over all. Lots of real-time footage. The only thing that was distracting a bit was the shaky camera handling during the limo scene and after they came out of it b4 the reception. Besides that I can see why you left the opening scenes in there. Great emotion on their part. Keep up the good work.

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Old July 12th, 2007, 07:00 AM   #5
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Good stuff but one thing I see a lot of on people's wedding videos here is "goldfishing". That is shots of people talking over music without hearing what they say.

If you use more shots of people doing stuff without talking it looks so much better.

Keep up the good work sir
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