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#1 tom quinn

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:50 PM

Hey Folks,

a few stills from a second short. I shot it for a friend last Spring, but we just wrapped up the sound mix. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Tom

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(these may be a tad dark on a pc monitor)
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#2 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:53 PM

Nice work. Strong bold compositions, moody lighting and lots of creativity.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 01:09 PM

hi
great stills ,you have some excellent shots here
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#4 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 03:46 PM

the frame with the polar bear is a great image.

based off those stills, your exposures seem to be perfect for shooting for a color grade... which is a compliment. but i feel like now it really really needs a color grade-- even if it's just a matter of pulling the shoulder up a little in luminance... it would look really great. but regardless, the stuff looks really good.
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#5 tom quinn

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:44 AM

Hi All,

Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm pretty excited about the film and am leaving the 24th to screen it at a student film festival in Germany, which should be a blast.

Jaan, thanks for the feedback! I'm not familiar with the grading process. Should I be bringing up my blacks a bit? I should also mention that since i grabbed these on a Mac for some folks they will come out a tad dark on PC's.

Take care, everyone.

Tom


oops, i had mentioned the pc gamma issue already. sorry!
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:15 PM

Hi All,

Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm pretty excited about the film and am leaving the 24th to screen it at a student film festival in Germany, which should be a blast.

Jaan, thanks for the feedback! I'm not familiar with the grading process. Should I be bringing up my blacks a bit? I should also mention that since i grabbed these on a Mac for some folks they will come out a tad dark on PC's.

Take care, everyone.

Tom
oops, i had mentioned the pc gamma issue already. sorry!


The black look lovely to me. I like them deep. It's the shoulder (whites) that could stand to be brought up some. It would make a much richer image without really changing the impression of relative lightness or darkness.
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#7 Bill Totolo

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

I'm viewing this on a mac linked to a Dell Ultrasharp monitor, black level looked like they hovered around 7.5 IRE to me, reminded me of "Zodiac", so I think, though they weren't zero black, they looked great. Make sense? Plus I love the mixed color temps.
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#8 tom quinn

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:27 PM

hey guys -

thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

I agree about the whites. I tend to underexpose just a bit on the dvx because I'm always fighting them, and wish I could bring them up cleanly in post to punch up the contrast, but get too much noise.

thanks!

tom
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