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#1 Bill Totolo

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:13 PM

Shot this last year over a period of several months.
Would appreciate your feedback.

"river man"

Thanks,
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#2 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:38 PM

That is definitely one of my all time favorite Nick Drake songs.

I thought you had some pretty shots and I like the parallels and contrasts you draw between nature and man-made engineering.

That said, I felt like it would have benefitted from using a tri-pod. The graphics sprinkled in also seemed unnecessary. Let the pictures and the song make the point.

Thanks for sharing!

Chad
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:26 AM

Hi,

It's still creepy as hell!

I have an original DVD provided by The Artist, so neener to everyone.

Phil
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#4 Easton Sheahan-Lee

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:59 PM

Well the shots were really nice,

But there was no creativity....all you were doing was taking shots of things outside and putting music over it. I wouldn't call that a Music Video.

Additionaly, some of the shots were sort of shaky at points.

Over-all though, nice and relaxing....just nothing new :unsure:
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:47 AM

I liked the overall mood of the piece, but I feel that the shakiness is sort of neither here nor there -- in other words, the images are almost pristine enough that they should be more elegantly operated, not handheld... or the opposite, the images should have been grittier (grainier) and thus justified a rougher operating style. I can imagine the same shots being done in Super-8 and having that loose shooting style, for example, but the quality of these images seems to call out for smoother movements.
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#6 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:06 AM

... 'Really liked your film, and thought it played well with the track. Nick Drake is often played in our house so it
means a lot to me!..

- Perhaps you could have had a tripod on the beach scene inparticular, and held longer on a few shots here and there, but it's a personal thing with the type of film you've made. Like David I do think it could have looked particularly good on 8mm... The one thing I didn't like was the occasional lyric on screen - I just didn't feel you needed it, the images/cut worked for me on their own merit. It depends on what you want to do with the film but dv or not, you can tell you're a film-maker with an eye for another angle...

- nb - It's refreshing to see a music video with soul and intelligence. Let's face it: commercial pop promos are generally crap and make up for lack of content/meaning with fast cuts and pointlessly moving camera.

Regards,
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#7 Lee Maisel

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:33 PM

I thought it was very well done. The contrast between man's world and nature was great. The Shakiness, was actually kind of nostalgic, reminded me of some 70's stuff.
Nice overall.
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