My first work
Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:43 PM
This was my first piece of work. I shot it in two days, no help just me and my camera and the actors, which I gathered from the neighborhood. Everything was kind of impromtu. I also did the editing. A one woman show. For that reason I'm proud that I did it, but I want to know what I could have done better. Thanks for your input. It was done in Jamaica so I hope you can understand the lyrics somewhat.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:03 PM
Its fairly professional looking for your first video, but next time don't try to do all the technical stuff yourself!!
if you pull in a couple of friends to help you with technical jobs, you'll probably see an instant jump in quality in you work!!
Being in Jamaica the best tip I can give you is to 'make the Sun work for you', for example the Vocal Run-Through CU shot used a lot at the begining of your video would be greatly improve if you bounced some of the suns rays back into the singers face. This can be done easily with a couple of cheap reflectors.
Doing this will allow the viewer to see more detail in the singers face and help balance your contrast ratios.
Good luck with your next video!!
Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:17 PM
I second Nick's comments about reflector's. The man singing had an interesting and expressive face. A little more light on him might have brought out the emotion better.
Otherwise I was VERY impressed.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:05 PM
Posted 01 October 2007 - 08:28 PM
the bext shot, IMO, was the backlit shot of him between the sun and camera near the end, with the sunset-lit ocean behind him. as nick pointed out, you can use natural light in very beautiful and cinematic ways if you use reflectors and wait for the right time of day.
much of this was shot in broad daylight, in the wide open, which is very harsh in terms of lighting.