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#1 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:57 PM

It's unconventional I think. I made it last night to finally have one. I like it, but I know I can do a whole lot better.

Please take a look, and give me some honest feedback.

Thanks.

Jamie Metzger

http://video.google....9...21868&hl=en
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#2 Scott Lynch

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:11 PM

Jamie,
First thing, try not to use sites like google video or youtube to show your reel, the amount of compression they do to your reel really hurts the presentation. I would also not repeat the same shots or type of shots through out the reel, make your reel shorter if thats all you have. Shoot a lot more projects so you can add variation to your reel and shoot a lot of different projects. Remember you are trying to show a potential employer how much experience you have in a variety of different environments.

Work on your lighting, it seemed to me that most of your footage was over lit and seemed to flat or unnatural. Pick up a few books on lighting, focal press makes a couple which I've found really helpful.

And I would remove the photography still from the end. If you are marketing yourself as a DP why would you need to show static images?

-Scott
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#3 Kevin Klein

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 03:26 PM

It's unconventional I think. I made it last night to finally have one. I like it, but I know I can do a whole lot better.

Please take a look, and give me some honest feedback.

Thanks.

Jamie Metzger

http://video.google....9...21868&hl=en


Judging by the first part, looks like you'd be perfect for showtime tittie porn. And WTF is that bondage thing with that shower cap and eye balls?
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#4 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 03:38 PM

I never like to give negative criticism on footage...

But honestly! What the fu**?
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