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Andrew Waite January 9th, 2009 11:37 AM

Trash The Dress + Lake + Winter = Brave Bride
 
So I finally have a bride brave enough to get a little wet... and of course it's last week on one of the coldest days of the year. It doesn't get very cold in California (34 degrees that day), but there is no way I would have gotten in that water!

Anyway, it's a short 2 minute Pre-Wedding Bridal Feature. The dress she trashes at the end was a freebie dress... for those of you wondering about a pre-wedding trash the dress. As always all input (good or bad) is welcomed!

Bridal Feature Promo

Sorry for the funky link... I have an all flash website so I can't link directly to the video and I didn't want to have to explain how to navigate to the video. Enjoy!

Jason Robinson January 9th, 2009 12:50 PM

Very fun shoot no doubt! Great quick cuts to match the feel of the song. I have to wonder how you bring up the topic of a TTD shoot. Do brides ask about it? Do you have it referenced on a page and they ask what that means?

Scott Hayes January 9th, 2009 12:55 PM

nice, hot bride!

Andrew Waite January 9th, 2009 12:59 PM

TTD shoots aren't well known in my area... yet. We just let our brides know about all the options that are available to them in our consultation. We also let them know that we are open to any of their suggestions as well. Believe it or not, I've had some of the best ideas come from the brides or their grooms.

Ken Diewert January 9th, 2009 01:01 PM

Nice work Andrew,

That A1, Brevis, Pilot combo work out really well. I thought the TTD part might have been when she sat down on the sidewalk in the dress.

That zoom/truck in shot in the railyard was cool to mix in. Do you remove the Brevis from the A1 when it's on the pilot?

Jason Robinson January 9th, 2009 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken Diewert (Post 992065)
That zoom/truck in shot in the railyard was cool to mix in.

Second on the zoom out w/ push in shot. Very Hollywood look.

Andrew Waite January 9th, 2009 02:28 PM

Yeah, the A1+Brevis is too heavy for the Pilot. I just used two separate cameras on that shoot. The newer version of the Flyer is strong enough for fly an A1+Brevis, but would be a little challenging without a remote follow focus... but possible as Patrick at Stillmotion has already proven.

Jason Robinson January 9th, 2009 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew Waite (Post 992114)
Yeah, the A1+Brevis is too heavy for the Pilot. I just used two separate cameras on that shoot. The newer version of the Flyer is strong enough for fly an A1+Brevis, but would be a little challenging without a remote follow focus... but possible as Patrick at Stillmotion has already proven.

well just because superman can do it doesn't mean everyone can. ;-)

Andrew Waite January 12th, 2009 01:50 PM

I wish I had a little more time with the bride... it's always hard when you are sharing a bride with a photographer. I would have given myself more time to nail some of those shots I wanted.

Aaron Winters January 12th, 2009 01:54 PM

Alright meant to post the other day, I'm calling shenanigans! She looks and acts like a model.

Kinda kidding kind of not, if that's your director skills at work then kudos to you sir. Good piece there.

Andrew Waite January 12th, 2009 01:55 PM

Oh.. the "Jaws" shot or dolly/truck zoom is a classic! It was a little tricky, I had my shooting partner stand off to the side with the remote control for the Canon A1 and zoom for me as I ran back and forth on the railroad tracks with the frickin' Steadicam Pilot.

It was really tough because the remote only has one zoom speed and it's pretty fast. So I really had to book it.. not to mention how hard it is to keep it steady the closer you get to the telephoto end of your lens. I'm pretty sure that particular shot is reversed as well.

Travis Cossel January 12th, 2009 03:48 PM

I posted the other day but something happened and my post apparently didn't go through I just noticed.

Anyways, very well done. Major kudos for whole dressing room scene. I think it's ever girl's dream (or at least MY wife's) to be a star in their very own "change into a bunch of different fun outfits" montage (like you see in nearly every chick flick). It was very well edited too.

My only gripe really was one shot on the train tracks where she is just staring at the camera (I think it's the 2nd shot or so). Anyways, the coloring didn't seem to fit with the rest of the video. Felt very flat, cold and real. Not a big deal, just one shot that stuck out for me.

Great job overall, though!

Andrew Waite January 12th, 2009 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Travis Cossel (Post 993838)
My only gripe really was one shot on the train tracks where she is just staring at the camera (I think it's the 2nd shot or so). Anyways, the coloring didn't seem to fit with the rest of the video. Felt very flat, cold and real. Not a big deal, just one shot that stuck out for me.
Great job overall, though!

Thanks Travis,
You're right... the color is off... way off! I didn't notice until now, but that version is like two revisions from the final. I'll have to upload the final.
Good eye. I spend a good amount of time in COLOR tweaking... it's nice when someone actually takes notice. Thanks again!

Travis Cossel January 12th, 2009 05:37 PM

No problem. Are you saying you do your grading in Apple's Color, or did I misread that? If so, how are you liking the workflow?

Andrew Waite January 12th, 2009 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Travis Cossel (Post 993909)
No problem. Are you saying you do your grading in Apple's Color, or did I misread that? If so, how are you liking the workflow?

Yeah, Apple Color. I love it, it takes a little getting used to at first, but it is such a powerful program that is included in FCP Studio! It has to be the most taken for granted piece of software out there.

The workflow is fine for me. It would be nice if it supported more formats, but Prores is nothing to complain about. It's quick and it gets the job done. I like Apple Color way better than Colorista and even Magic Bullet Looks.


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