Undergrad Final Project (Trailer)
Posted 14 January 2007 - 05:55 PM
This is only a temporary trailer. Should have different cut soon.
DVX100a RedRock M2, YouTube.
I'll bump it when I get a different place to host.
THE CRESWOOD HOTEL
Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:34 PM
For some reason the design and composition of some shots made me think of Blue Velvet.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:57 PM
What lenses did you use?
Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:04 AM
Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:12 PM
Overall really nice framing and camera movement.
Lighting for Black and White is tricky when you've become occustomed to color.
The contrast is nice.
The film seems interesting.
The contrast could be cranked just a little in post, some of it gets a little muddy.
I'm not sure I have much of an idea as to what the film is actually about from what's presented in that trailer.
(This is the graphic designer in my) Wrong font choice and placement at the end. The Tempus Sans Serif doesn't fit the mood or era of the piece. Something you can try is to look at fonts used in noir pieces from the era. Your goal is to place the audience in the world and that font takes us out. The Coen bros. made an interesting choice in their font and style for marketing The Man Who Wasn't There, check out those posters to get a good idea.
Overall dude, I'd love to see the final film and think you did really good work.
Edited by Nicholas Jenkins, 28 January 2007 - 08:13 PM.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I used Nikon primes 24, 35, 50, 85mm. The contrast issue so far has been a problem since I haven't been able to color correct on an NTSC calibrated monitor. I shot the movie overlit so as to preserve detail and try and fake some extra latitude but bringing it down to where I want in Final Cut is a pain. We'll have an actual website w/ a real trailer up sooner or later I'll keep it posted here.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:56 PM