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#1 chris caliman

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:03 AM

hi, im a 27 year old camerastudent from germany and i,ve made a small showreel. i liked to show it to get some critics...
i linked it on youtube.com, not the best quality, but its ok...
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#2 Alex Haspel

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:00 AM

für meinen geschmack war das viel zu schnell geschnitten, ich hatte kaum die möglichkeit die (wirklich sehr schön wirkenden) bilder in diesem videoclipartigen staccato-tempo zu erfassen.
aber wie gesagt: tolle bilder, hätte einige gerne länger auf mich einwirken lassen, wenn auch auf kosten wegfallender anderer.


and now for our english viewers:
for my taste it was cut way too fast, i hardly had a chance to conceive those (really nice looking) pictures when showed in that videoclip-like staccato-rythm.
but like already mentioned: great images, i would have liked to see some of them longer, even at the expense of some others dropping out.


all the best,

alex "lazy eye" haspel

Edited by haspel, 17 July 2006 - 11:01 AM.

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#3 Stephen Whitehead

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:21 AM

for my taste it was cut way too fast, i hardly had a chance to conceive those (really nice looking) pictures when showed in that videoclip-like staccato-rythm.
but like already mentioned: great images, i would have liked to see some of them longer, even at the expense of some others dropping out.
all the best,

alex "lazy eye" haspel


That's exactly right. You have some beautifully lit shots there, but you cut away too fast. The point of a reel is not to entertain the general MTV audience, it is to show of how well you can light, and photograph a scene. Also there are a lot of redundent shots. Perhaps you might consider only using shots once.
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#4 rajavel

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:34 PM

hey thats really coool! good stuff. give my cheers to ur editor too.
just curious......u said u were a camera student....but how come u have
so much in ur show reel....how did u manage them!.....what were the cameras u used
for creating those images....
strong images....esp the way it begins! cheers!
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#5 chris caliman

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:42 PM

hey thank you, danke, for your answers...
mmh idont know if the reel is edited to fast.... it could be... i dont know, but i liked it... mmh i dont know
the first part is shoot with the varricam, then 35mm, minidv, betaSx and then 16mm...
greets chris
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#6 Alex Haspel

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:12 AM

mmh idont know if the reel is edited to fast.... it could be... i dont know, but i liked it... mmh i dont know



well, you surely know your pictures, having seen them quite some times probably.
but try to feel yourself into someone seeing this material for the first time...
i really had a hard time conceiving all this, and now that i write this i must say that in retrospect i can't really remember many shots.

wich might be caused by:
#1: my extreme deficit of sleep
#2: the horrendously fast pace of your reel
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#7 chris caliman

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:43 AM

hmm i dont know if there is a showreel, which i saw, and one day later i can remember many shots... its a showreel for the moment and after you see it, you must know if the pictures and the light are great or not... if you liked it or not.
buts its ok its your opinion, it was nice if i can get more professional opinions from here, because i find it is very interesting to know something more...
excuse me for my bad englisch... :-)
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and ps. i edited it myself and its my baby... :-)
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#8 Alex Haspel

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:32 PM

i edited it myself and its my baby... :-)


das erklärt das abprallen jeglicher kritik am schnitt... ;)
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#9 chris caliman

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:25 PM

hmm, nein das erklärt nur, das ich nicht sofort mein showreel ändere, wenn ein 23 jähriger mir sagt, das es ihm zu schnell geschnitten ist. das liegt allerdings nicht an deinem alter, sondern weil ich absolut nicht weiß wer du bist und was du draufhast...

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#10 Alex Haspel

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:56 AM

hmm, nein das erklärt nur, das ich nicht sofort mein showreel ändere, wenn ein 23 jähriger mir sagt, das es ihm zu schnell geschnitten ist. das liegt allerdings nicht an deinem alter, sondern weil ich absolut nicht weiß wer du bist und was du draufhast...

grüße
chris


das war aber ein bisschen harsch... du bist ja schließlich auch erst 27, mein guter.
ausserdem hattest du dir ja kommentare gewünscht, und meine kritik war auch durchwegs konstruktiv.

wie auch immer...

grüße,
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#11 Maximilian Schmige

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:59 AM

Moin,

Nicht schlecht und Du bist "noch" Student? Filmschule?

Mir gefallen die schnellen Cuts. Diese langsamen Reels, die ich immer sehe sind auf die dauer langweilig und gleich. Yours sticks out. Ich denke mal es gibt keine Regeln wonach ein Reel aussehen sollte, nur Guidelines und die kann man natuerlich brechen :D Musst Du selber wissen was Du fuer richtig haellst...

Naja, ich bin auch erst 23...ken Profi, aber was nicht ist, kann noch werden...viel Erfolg in Deiner Karriere
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#12 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:56 PM

Good Work. Some parts I was paying more attnetion to the set design, since the camera was in close and shaky, when I would have expected a wide shot or a medium to show more of the set.
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#13 LondonFilmMan

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:15 AM

Despite the reel's rapidity it was successfully synchronised with the music. Moving images were fine, although I didn't like the black and white of the old man lying on the table. The content of this, to me, appeared insensitive, inappropriate and somehow 'insulting?.
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#14 chris caliman

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:12 PM

hi, thanks for the critics,

i´ve made a final cut of the showreel so if somebody wanna see

chriscaliman showreel 20032006



thanks and please write me

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chris

Edited by chris caliman, 11 August 2006 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:53 AM

Nice. The blood and gore scenes at the end were abit disturbing, but nice overall
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:05 AM

hätte eine kurze frage zu zwei bildern ziemlich zu beginn:
das kleine mädchen vor dem haus und der mann im krankenhaus.

auf was wurde das gedreht, filter, optik, post ... ???

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#17 chris caliman

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:23 PM

wenn ich mich noch richtig erinnere ist das kleine mädchen auf 35mm gedreht, der junge im krankenhaus mit der varricam plus 35mmpro-Adapter... keine post oder wenn überhaubt nur leicht...
grüße
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#18 chris caliman

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:51 PM

hi, back again, heres a link to the full ducumentary which i shooted 2003 in germany.
some pictures are in my showreel at the end...
the film is 11 min long, shooted in 16mm, BW, Kodak
the file is 70 mb big, but nice quality witch your quicktime player...

Link: http://www.cocoshare...322/thanato.m4v

its a interesting documentary but be warned the are some really brutal scenes...

please write me your opinion

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#19 chris caliman

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:09 PM

for all who dont want to download 70mb here is the documentary on blip.tv

http://blip.tv/file/69168

like youtube

greets
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