Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:34 PM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:12 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:16 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:31 PM
Edited by Alex Fuchs, 16 July 2007 - 02:33 PM.
Posted 17 July 2007 - 12:37 AM
then there is nothing to critique:)
when we see something we cant see all the problem that were behind the job (2h shoot no budget )
i can see just what i can see and i agree with the others about what they said
next time if you put title at the beginning of the video says that there were no budget and shoot in 2h and its a test and the band didn't want to show the room ....... then you will get critique in the context
Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:52 PM
- Too many frontal shots of the bass player's fingerboard; they seemed taken from a uniform distance. Get more variation in framing; if you want close, nail him down and put the camera on his pinky.
- Staging. There's some furniture in the shot that doesn't contribute to the mood; the table lamp at 1:30/1:36/3:41, the eggcrate sound baffling at 3:05, they shriek "rehearsal studio". But the fluorescent lights are crucial, and provide an appropriately ghastly tone to skin color.
- The color scheme gets too familiar after awhile. You might consider mixing it up with some Tri-X film; the alteration of color with b&w can provide a formal component to enhance this (rather longish) musical piece.
- Too much realism in the shots - my opinion is that you need more unrecognizable, wacked-out shots to offset the boys with guitars. You've got some great shots of the singer's profile from above and below.
Keep going - MORE OUTSIDE! If you don't do it, who will?
Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:34 AM
a thousands thanks for your critique. I agree with all of your points and I will have a look, if a re-edit can fix some problems, but I think, I haven't the material to do this. But for the future I learned a lot. Yesterday I have done a tape-to-tape color correction in a postproduction house and put the whole stuff more to cyan. My colleage try to change the the video look with some postproduction tricks. And we try to post a better compression version on our upcoming homepage through the next days. Some shots which looks very grainy before the tape-to-tape correction at a POGLE looks now a little bit better because we used some noise reducer.
Thanks all of you for your critique. I take it serious and try to do some better stuff with all this in mind. Ah, and Ram I checked out your stuff - very impressive work - do you shot all this on film or on HD?
Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:12 AM
Posted 19 July 2007 - 11:33 AM
I would really love to see what you can do next time for telling a story. If you listen to as many tracks as possible from them all the time and read their lyrics your bound to be inspired to write. Throw it on your ipod and just visualize in your mind. Write down what you see and maybe you can come up with a cool story. Finding some kind of way of connecting the meaning to a story, even if it's abstract, can be pretty fun. Although moving out of the one room deal will cost you money- Anyway keep it up, it's always cool to see everybody's stuff- I need to put some up here when I get into my production class next term.