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#1 justinbrown

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:32 AM



I am nearing the final term of my 2nd year at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth.
When i graduate from the course i hope to go to the NFTS. This is my showreel, Hopefully it will get me an interview.
Would you please comment on the showreel, and tell me what i need to do to make it better.

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Justin Brown


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#2 justinbrown

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:23 PM

The deadline is friday next week.
I would much appreciate some feedback.

Justin
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#3 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:13 PM

It's good. I didn't get bored by it. The pacing is good, shots don't go by too fast, nor do they linger too long. I think you really handle daylight/tungsten mixing very well. Nice job.

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#4 Morgan Peline

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:45 PM

Hi,

I think it's got some nice stuff too. I felt the pink pig repeated a few too many times. I would maybe find some other shots and not repeat the same shots over and over again. I think your animation lighting looks great especially the guy in the doorway at night - really nice lighting.
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#5 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:08 PM

Dear Justin

Your images are respectable, and they serve you well in your reel

now let's go to the problems

The pacing is way to slow, you have great images, and i feel that a reel like yours should go boom boom boom, instead is a little bit slow and the images don't match between each others

I feel you should cut it again and make it much tighter ( and I mean tighter)


I hope that helps
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#6 justinbrown

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:23 AM

Thanks for the comments,

Working on a recut at the moment.
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#7 pascal Boyer

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:30 AM

excellent work ! you have your chances for the nfts
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:55 AM



I am nearing the final term of my 2nd year at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth.
When i graduate from the course i hope to go to the NFTS. This is my showreel, Hopefully it will get me an interview.
Would you please comment on the showreel, and tell me what i need to do to make it better.

Regards

Justin Brown


Justin

This is just my opinion and I'm trying to be helpful here. Obviously your films are made to tell a story. That story is told through your use your film But in the situation of a a showreel the story has to take second place to being a showcase of how well you can create a scene with the tools you have. I think you had some very nice looking footage but room for improvement. Again I stress in my opinion.

As a viewer these are some of the things I noticed.

00.19 the girl was OK looking out of the window which was overexposed. The film had a green colour cast which was either a look or fluorescent lights?
00.36 the guy could have been lit better
01.20 the picture goes out of focus?
01.26 the room is to dark and attention is taken by a light on the side?
01.27 the shot is well lit but the window is blown out with a few leaves of a plant allowed?
01.37 the guys jeans seem dominant while he seems underlit?
01.53 the people are not lit enough?

I think you need to think more about light and dark and where you want the viewer to look. Also composition.

I think as a demonstration of what you can do with your art then basic editing that promotes your talent is better than trying to tell a story when there isn't one.

All my criticisms seem to come down to one thing in the end which is lighting and cinematography and even then its open to someone elses interpretation.
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#9 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

Great Points MArk!
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#10 carl spring

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:50 PM

some nice points by Mark, however dont be disheartened by his suggestions, your work is to a fair standard, not being perfect just yet is the reason i assume you are going for NFTS, but your work i believe should get you onto the course, pacing seems ok, but i agree with martins point on the tighter edit. good work and good luck, you will do fine

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