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#1 John Sellar

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 01:42 AM

This is my first DP reel. All of the material is from my own projects (only three) that I directed and shot this semester at NYU (I am a sophomore). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Yes, I know I need more clips in color :)



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#2 John Sellar

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:54 PM

keep in mind, most of this was shot on an arri 16s with a set of banged-up angenieux primes (the camera NYU provides) and lit with a combination of available light, practicals, china balls (w/ photofloods) and NYU's kit that they give us (two tweenies, a mini-mole, and a 650w open-face).

The color stuff was shot on an SRII.

I can upload a higher quality video if someone can tell me how to properly compress on final cut.
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#3 Brandon McCormick

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 01:00 PM

I liked your reel. I'm a big fan of natural light and your stuff looked very natural.

As for FCP

Export<Using Quicktime Conversion.
box pops up
(here is my fav export settings)
"Settings"
H.264
Data Rate = Restrict to kbps: 1500

sound: Apple lossless

dont forget to pick the size for your vid, i usually use
640x360 for widescreen
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#4 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:27 PM

nice work. great camera work, great lighting,i like how dark you kept some of those shots.
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#5 John Sellar

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:29 PM

to be honest, I don't think most of the shots in there are "reel-worthy" (b&w reversal, crappy glass). I've been asked to shoot a few more advanced projects for upperclassmen next semester, and I want to shoot more, so I threw that reel together. I want to hear what you guys think before I start showing it to other student directors.

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