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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

Mini micro budget - shot in 5 hours

http://www.creatives...es/playback.mov

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#2 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:16 PM

Woah, boring.

Nice footage. redundant shots. Nothing really moved this piece along.
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#3 Marc Levy

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

Rolfe,

Congrats on your video. I would have liked more variety. The wide shots are nice on their own, but become repetitive after a bit. I would have liked to see more shots like the one where the rabbit leads the camera. Also, although it seems like you were aiming for a spontaneous feel, I would have liked some more strength in composition. The fact that repeat the wide shots (as they run back and forth) also kills the spontanaety. A few shots, like the low-angle shot of the rabbit with the building in the background, work better. All of the MCU's of the girls look great.

Best

Edited by Marc Levy, 08 June 2006 - 09:44 AM.

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#4 Cole Webley

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 10:49 AM

Can you give us some technical specs?

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#5 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:20 PM

Shot on 35mm (7218) pushed some of it 2 stops to get more light
2 rolls pushed 2 stops and 2 rolls normal - mainly shot at 25fps with 85 filter
No lights - just bounce boards
Did a previs scout for locations - made a huge difference
Graded on Spirit - transfered to digibeta
Had 5 days to do the whole project from treatment to delivery of graded Digibeta
The Music company changed the music on the day of the shoot!!!
We had permits to film but we still had some issues with places and were forced to move near the end which is why we don't have more shots
I only had the models for 5 hours (part of the deal) so we had to reuse certains shots
We only had budget for 16min of stock (so a four to one ratio was fairly tight)
I have to thank Fstop and Hu for being there and helping out - they were great

All in all it was great day and loads of fun = when the rabbit started bouncing everyone laughed - including the police who were around

We shot really fast (40 something set ups in 5 hours)

that is all I can remmeber at the mo

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all shot with one 16mm and one 85 mm Arri T1.3 superspeed

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#6 Tim Tyler

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:49 PM

I liked it.

Probably not going to win anybody any awards, but it was cute and quirky, and well, it's hard to go wrong with a guy in a rabbit costume and a hot model. Nice compositions. Original, which is unusual in music videos.
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#7 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 07:48 PM

Photographically very nice, but the edit seemed in total disregard to the music. Conceptually I thought it was very weak. I like rabbit costumes and models, but it didn't go anywhere....seemed like somebody got high and said, "I've got this great idea!" and then passed out. The pouty look of the two models at the end??? This is the kind of video that would make me want to like the band, but ultimately hate them.

Sorry if this comes out harsh.... I really do think the shots looked nice.
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#8 Bill Totolo

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:45 PM

I disagree, I liked it a lot.

For a 5 hour shoot you took the Guerilla aesthetic and embraced the most of what it could offer.

The offbeat editing style and repetive nature kind of fits this electronic music genre.

There seemed to be a tobacco look to some of these shots. Is my monitor accurate?
Was this something you did during the telecine process?

I also think you did a great job scouting interesting locations.

Kudos,

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#9 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 05:24 PM

I am in a self help group to try and control my urges to push 5218 :)

The look that came from the sunrise shots (rabbit reading paper - which were 5218 pushed 2 to 2.5 stops) carried over for the rest in the TK session

While in the TK session we made a decision to give it a slight tobacco look cause it was looking very "poppy" and it didn't fit the tone

The "previs" scouting of locations is a huge thing I am learning about - this is why I was | am looking for a directors viewfinder with PL mount and video out

I learnt this prep benefit from some of my still friends and from watching the work of Jo Willems [Cry me a river - is the best example] and Savides - they have some serious knowledge about classical framing and composition and finding the right place and lens (down to the cm) and it is best done alone without crew stress

I am least happy with the bridge scenes cause we were moved from the place I prevised and had to go to the bridge at short notice - but this will always happen - and the overhead decision scenes worked very well for the story

thanks for the kind words

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#10 Jason Debus

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:28 PM

I wasn't expecting it to look as good as it did with all of the negative posts. And the composition was fine.

If I have any criticism it's less rabbit more girls! But perhaps he's the leader of the group or something.
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#11 gordon liron

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 07:50 PM

Sure the shots are repetitive....but the shots are good. I think the shots are nicely done regaurdless of five hours or not.

Edited by gordon liron, 10 June 2006 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 11:06 PM

maaaaaaannnnn! for some reason i cant see it!! :(
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:27 PM

the shot quality and compositions are good.
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#14 Arnaud M. St Martin de Veyran

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:59 PM

Nice, really nice and a big perfomance with the budget/schedule/model issues you've met ;-)

I'm just wondering why did you used 500T vision 2 and what the interest ?

How much were you open in that case, something like T5,6 outside ...if you put some ND and 85ND.
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 06:35 PM

Hi Rolfe.

I like it, both technicaly, and artisticaly. One horny rabbit.

Good work.

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#16 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:27 AM

thanks for the kind words

I used 500T since I knew I would be shooting sunrise and needed the fastest stock possible - I tried keep at T4 using 85ND filters .3 .6 and .9

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