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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:45 AM

Hi all!

We've got our new demo reel online at:

http://www.throughaglass.com

I shot everything on the reel. I guess I directed a lot of it, too. Feedback, as always, would be appreciated. Thanks!

Best,
Jeremy
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#2 seth christian

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:09 AM

The little interludes with the explosions...they seem
pretty cheesy to me. Maybe just some fade-to-blacks
with nice white texts that might make the whole reel
a little more seamless.

The still B&W photo where you move up on it...I'd
just cut it out.

It seems like your aspect ratio is off on a couple
pieces in the "corporate" section, but maybe its
just me..!?

However, the first footage shown in "commercials"
is great, looks like S16 possibly?

And, the stage shots with the guy and chick with
underwear...I thought that was a nice little display.

Overall, I thought the material was a B+, but
the presentation was more like around C-,...
if that was smoothed out, I'd give the whole thing
a solid B !!!

Hope I wasn't too cruel, I just think that honesty
makes us the best, and sheepish-fake comments
in an attempt to win kindness does nothing but
keep us subpar. Hope this helps!
Good luck!
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#3 LondonFilmMan

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:20 PM

Jeremy:

NARRATIVE;-
Nice moves, smooth, and with good ideas, quite engaging, composition good and I liked the dancer moving across the stage. Thank god someone actually started to show man + woman together interracting closely in the same frame!

CORPORATE;-
Fine too, nothing overly exciting. But fine for corporate.

DOCUMENTARY;-
Sky nice, photo good, boating good, wide shot of amazon river good. Piece to cam good.

COMMERCIAL;-
All good, I liked the beer showing togetherness. The pizza thing was good too. The rooms at the beginning = too much and I didn't quite geddit.

All in all, I'd say, yes, nice moves, images good. Clever. Feels intelligent. Does it move me emotionally....? Nope. It doesn't make me awe as such.

Overall I thought that this could only improve too. I like the way you split it up into 4 sections so we are not left guessing.

I think 8/10. Good job. P.S. I think it is *always* a good psychology to show man and woman interracting closely together within the same frame. I also though that you didn't *rely* on the music too, which was good. I felt that you used it as 'a drum beat'. Good.
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#4 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 07:37 PM

Hey man, I couldn't even get to your reel because the website was so damn cluttered.
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#5 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:32 AM

How is AIR coming along - still hammering the old 2C?

thanks

Rolfe
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#6 Jeremy

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:05 PM

Hi all! Thanks for taking the time to make comments. I think I'll leave the explosions for the company reel, just because people think explosions are cool... look at why Mission Impossible III will make millions of dollars. My personal DP demo reel is explosion-transition free, however, I assure you!

Rolfe--

AIR is coming along quite nicely! We'll be finishing the rest of the film in the end of May, 2C and BL4S in tow.

Best,
Jeremy
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