Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:56 PM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:08 PM
ahh filmmaking assignments....
Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:52 AM
You'd be surprised how much better you can make footage look by just dropping down the black a bit etc. Don't feel too bad, either; my first shoots/reels were HORRIBLE. . . in fact....
Adrian, I must confessed that the first reel I saw of yours years ago, I hated. Don't take this personally as you know I love you and you are my go to guy now. It's awesome to see someone grow so much as an artist in such a short amount of time...I guess we all do that.
Veronica, I'll critique you a bit. I didn't think your reel was bad but I agree with Adrian that you need to jazz up your reel. It needs to have an assortment of shots instead of long takes. Think of your reel like a movie trailer of sorts meant to sell your skills in much the same way a movie attempts to sell it's good points. Include dolly shots, exciting takes, gentle takes, any and every emotion you can muster. As a Director, these are the things I look for in a reel but take me for what I'm worth with isn't too much as the moment.
Also Veronica, I think your footage it a bit on the bright side in the first two and a little dark in the third. You may need to work on balancing your exposure a bit (I only watched the 16mm btw) on film. On the upside, I really like your framing and that goes along way for dialog heavy drama movies. Keep at it friend and market yourself as much as you can. I would recommend taking some freebies ASAP to build your reel. The sooner you get your reel built nicely, the sooner you can get some good paying jobs.
Pardon my typos as I've endulges in some Vodka this evening.
Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:38 AM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:58 PM
As far as the night shot, it just didn't look right to me. It looked too dark for day and too bright for night. If you don't want critique, don't put your reel up here. Not trying to be rude but some new folks on this forum are getting trying this morning.