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#1 SpikeUM

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:25 PM

Hi all,
This is the first time I have cut a reel together and it was hard as hell. I already see a lot I want to change and delete but I just wanted to get this far at least.
Please feel free to say anything about it and suggestions. I am more than open for critique.
Thanks!
Aram

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http://www.puffinfil...l_Roughcut1.mov
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#2 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:48 AM

The Bad: That openning is just interminable! And it's not really that good looking either. I didn't think the first sequence was the strongest. (I'd open w/ the black guy and white guy fighting.)

The Good: There's a lot of really good photography in your reel, enough that you can cut out everything that's not absolutely your best, and still end up w/ a substantial reel. It's amazing how short you can cut a shot, and still have it be effective.

Good luck!

Know any AC's who are available this weekend??? (NYC)
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#3 SpikeUM

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for the comments. I am trying to cut it to half but its tough. I should have someone else edit it for me maybe because the first reaction is to put everything in that I shot. Plus I have to more things I'm shooting now that are much better than some of the stuff on here and I have a gaffers shot I want to put in the end for lighting design.

I don't know any committed AC's, just other film makers with cameras. I'm shooting this weekend otherwise I'd offer myself. I'm pretty confident I can throw down some nice focus pulls. If you want some names though I can give them to you.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:09 PM

Know any AC's who are available this weekend??? (NYC)


I don't know about his availability, but you might call my buddy Kevin. Go to www.kevinkilcher.com for his contact info.
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#5 SpikeUM

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:18 PM

Here is a new edit but I'm still working on it. Comments fully welcome. :)

http://www.puffinfil...l_Roughcut2.mov

Edited by Aram Bauman, 19 April 2007 - 10:21 PM.

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#6 Algis Kemezys

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

wow you can do alot of stuff...fun
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#7 Frank Cook

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:19 AM

Nice footage. For a reel, you might want to edit down to 1:00 or better yet :30. If someone knows what they are doing, they won't need to see a longer reel to be able to tell that you are good. I think most people in the business can tell good work in short order, and don't usually have time to watch a long reel of something unrelated to their current project or projects. If you can't get them in a minute, you won't get them in three either.

Think of it like a resume. A good resume is one page. Long resumes often don't even get a second look.
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 11:09 AM

Nice footage. For a reel, you might want to edit down to 1:00 or better yet :30. If someone knows what they are doing, they won't need to see a longer reel to be able to tell that you are good. I think most people in the business can tell good work in short order, and don't usually have time to watch a long reel of something unrelated to their current project or projects. If you can't get them in a minute, you won't get them in three either.

Think of it like a resume. A good resume is one page. Long resumes often don't even get a second look.


Thanks.

I want to try to get it to a minute. I'm stuck in that I-want-to-show-everything mode. I think i will have my girl friend do a cut and see what she does. I also have footage from 2 more things I just shot this last week that have a different look so it just adds to the pile of stuff. This is harder than I thought. Also, watching other peoples shots, they hold on them longer is that better than trying to edit to faster music and getting more shots in?
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