some student work
Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:35 AM
Anyway, enough talking it down, enjoy and give me honest brutal feedback...
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:01 AM
Besides that, much of it looked unlit and rather "studenty", which is what it is and rather unavoidable at that stage. I think you showed much promise compositionally and emotionally.
On a personal note, I hate snap-zooms....not that you have to hate them, but I do. ;-)
Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:04 PM
Edited by LondonFilmMan, 27 June 2006 - 12:08 PM.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:25 PM
btw the timelapse was done just by recording in realtime and speeding up in post which i did coz the cameras didnt have a timelapse function. I went through two rolls of mini dv tape before i got that lightning.
I shudder when i see how much the shots could have been improved with better thought to lighting, but that was then. btw im a sucker for snap zooms
Posted 30 June 2006 - 04:05 PM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 05:24 PM
However, I have no idea what it was about. Right up until halfway I liked it and then it just became a little samey for my liking because there was no progression in terms of 'story'...if you know what I mean. So after a while it just feels like a music video wiyth no meaning. This is fine if that's what you want, if not then maybe you have to think more closely about conception.
Have you ever watched Koyaanisqatsi? Though it is quite long and not necessarily narratively based as it is more 'arthouse observational documentary' there is a definite evolution in terms meaning and premise through evolution of editing and shot usage. Take a look, I think you might like it if you've never seen it before, it is the first film in a trilogy.
After having said that I quite enjoyed your film!
Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:19 PM
The shot of the face is done with just flicking a gelled gulliver on and off. The shot of lightning is superimposed over the shot of the face in premier and i just faded the lightning in and out.