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David Daniel Doherty

Member Since 11 Jun 2016
Offline Last Active Apr 11 2018 03:00 AM
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In Topic: Composites / Blends

10 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

Thanks for that

In Topic: Lighting an Emotional Piano Performance

05 April 2018 - 07:58 AM

By the way, chaps. I recommend that player I'm using. Unlike Vimeo or Youtube, you can ''force'' HD.

 

While you don't have a profile or fancy interface, for quality, it is brilliant.

 

www.iplayerhd.com


In Topic: Lighting an Emotional Piano Performance

04 April 2018 - 02:55 AM

I better delete this post for my good friend sees it


In Topic: Lighting an Emotional Piano Performance

03 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

''His nose seems a little big in my opinion''.

 

Yeah we tried to reduce the size of his nose before the shoot! Haha amazing.

 

But seriously, yeah, I hear you.

 

Thanks!


In Topic: Lighting an Emotional Piano Performance

30 March 2018 - 05:06 AM

I here you on the solo gigs - super hard to be on top of everything.  Its pretty minor but when your working with quite static shots - Its nice if its tidy, others of course may disagree. 
 
Like I said its always a negotiation with music gear - but sometimes its worth asking the question.  And if you are stuck with a big mic, think carefully about placement it works better in some shots then others. The shot at 1,02 I think is one I'd try and loose - since the 414 piano mic is poking in at the edge - needs to be wider or tighter - include the whole piano mic or crop it out - edges are annoying. I can see its on a push in and it works better later (or earlier) - the cut at that point just happens at an unfortunate time
 
Lots to like though the moves are nice, v smooth (especially for lone operating) and the look the material matches the mood of the music. 
 
How tricky is the footage to edit? Are you using audio from different audio/takes or is it all from one angle? Did you do a live take and then mime - how did you work out the coverage. The action looks pretty tight - only the CU of the hands early looked a bit loose syncwise


Shot at 1.02 - ha, I’d say you’re spot on, I agree with that crop concept generally. I can zoom back out again, I think!

Wow, most or any issues were due to limited time. I love some shots, but after a minute or so I feel like I’m just trying to fill the thing. Eg. 1.02. It need more angles really, a few more interesting shots, along with all those lighting improvements.

The first lighting set up took around two hours. We couldn’t start till around 7.30pm. By around midnight I had like three angles and the batteries in my head were dying. Final coffee hammered around 1 am, which worked, ha. A few shots were truly rushed, although the work with the general lighting had been done already I guess. So all round I’m pretty pleased.

Ideally I’d set up and test lighting and come back the following evening fresh and shoot.


Edit - not bad to edit, and as you say it’s pretty tight. Yeah, live take at the start and the rest Mimed. Basically lined up the clapper on all the clips and began cutting. Pretty efficient process.

Working out coverage - I simply planned three classic angles static. And the same three as dolly moves. Then the plan was just as many nice improvised shots as time would allow us. Nothing to scientific


Thanks, really appreciate your thoughts. I am inspired!

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