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Old June 24th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Pre-Ceremony Highlight

Posted another video on my website ( This is the pre-ceremony video and the rest will be online within the next few weeks. I toned down the effect usage from the last video i posted.

Unfortunately, when in the grooms room it was very dark so you will see more grain due to this. I'm really thinking of purchasing a LitePanel Mini to help with some of these problems. Brides footage was shot with a Sony FX1 and the groom was shot with a Sony HC1. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Old June 24th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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I like your site. Very simple & elegant. I had some probs with the flash. After tinkering a couple minutes I got it to work -- and here I am trying to go from wmv TO flash. I think you have good timing. Probably the most helpful criticism I could offer is to get more shots that flatter the bride. I don't remember her standing might try to stage some shots with her that would make her look surreal. I like the glow effect now and then, lots of slo-mo and some black and white. You pry didn't have a lot to work with as far as architecture, but that can help a bride look elegant as well.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #3
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Maybe inter-cut the two preparation sequences. Instead of showing all of the bride then all of the groom, cut from some of her to some of him and so on. Would make it look like they are getting ready at the same time. Also, use your best stuff and be willing to throw some shots out. Very good work though. Are you really offering 50% off your services? Why?!
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Old June 25th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #4
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Hi Zach,

It looks pretty good to me. I like the editing, I think you had a grea pace and a nice mix of shots. The shot of the shoes with the bride in the background was really excellent. I liked how you showed some of the bride getting ready, then over to the groom, then back to the bride. I might try to get some more shots of the details to mix into some of your longer sequences where the same thing, more or less, is happening. I might also try, and this is personal preference, to cut around some of the shots where you show people talking, especially when you aren't including any of the natural audio.

For your type of shooting, I think you would absolutely love a 35mm adapter.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #5
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MBA101, deep discounts on your products only make your products appear inferior. Maybe you should try 15-20%. 50% off is usually associated with going out of business :) Your site and videos look good btw.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the comments. I'll reconsider the 50% deal...its really not 50% off its just my way of easily explaining in 6 months why my prices are doubling basically. right now i'm just getting started and needed a few paying demos under my belt and i've started to get that and once i see that its coming around i'm raising my prices. Maybe 50% off isn't quite the right approach.

new website being built. should be up within the next couple of months. hopefully it will receive the same comments as did my 10 minute html basic site lol. love this forum and the insite i get from it. thanks again.
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