Jump to content


Photo

Need Feedback for my page/showreel


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Alex Fuchs

Alex Fuchs
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:19 AM

Hi you out there, I need some feedback to my new page and my new showreel. the showreel is at this time without music, because i haven't found already a composer who write me a score because i can't use a copyrighed song in germany. can i go out with this and apply by some companies? thx and greetings alex
http://www.visual-bastarts.de

Edited by Alex Fuchs, 17 March 2006 - 08:19 AM.

  • 0

#2 Grainy

Grainy
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Director

Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:44 PM

hi - some nice stuff here, particuarly the b/w, but I'd make this shorter, get it down to a minute or so. Also, on my monitor the low light stuff looks almost totally black -- probably not how it looks in optimal conditions but consider that your medium in this case is a monitor.
Not sure why you need specific music, but there are a few things to consider with music.
You could consider using music that's in the public domain. if you're outside the US (.de?) you should look into your country's copywrite laws on music and look carefully. In the US almost nothing is in the public domain, even works written before 1923. That said, you can often liscense music for one-time or low/no broadcast use such as in a demo reel. Finally, there are loads of student composers out there offering their stuff for free/cheap, do a search on public domain music.
best of luck
G
  • 0

#3 Alex Fuchs

Alex Fuchs
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:27 AM

thx grainy for your comment and critics. i render the stuff again not so dark.
but come on guys only one answer, I need feedback, critics etc. I want to go out to the biz with this. maybe someone wants to critize me - just do it. thx a lot greetings from germany alex
  • 0

#4 Jon-Hebert Barto

Jon-Hebert Barto
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 349 posts
  • Other

Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:53 PM

Hi German. I agree with Grainy. Too long. Maybe if the pace was different the length wouldn't be an issue. I think you have some beautiful stuff, but found myself bored half way through. It doesn't seem you edited for effect (i.e.-reaction) but instead just show-cased some very nice footage. Remember most of the people who will see this in the biz want to be entertained while watching it. Good stuff but it doesn't sell you well enough in its present state. I say make it a minute or so long and re-edit it with the knowledge that this one minute is all you have to get a prospect interested. Thanks for sharing, you are indeed a talent. :D
  • 0


Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Aerial Filmworks

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

The Slider

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Abel Cine

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineLab