Jump to content


Photo

Reel Advice


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Jimmy Browning

Jimmy Browning
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 42 posts
  • Student
  • Los Angeles

Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:16 AM

I'm about to cut together my reel in a couple months and I wanted some advice on what qualities a good reel has (other than good footage, haha).

I also had a question about post effects. There is some footage that I plan on using for the reel that the editor is planning on doing some effects on. One example is an overhead shot of a person tripping out on drugs. I did about 8 or 10 takes of this, varying different things like speed and shutter angle for each. The editor is planning on layering two or three of these takes on top of each other semi-transparent so that you see a few of them at once.

Do any of you use footage where effects have been added in post for your reels? As of now I'm planning to use the original footage as shot, without the effects, because this is about the photography, not the editing, and I think the effect might take attention away from that. Also, this is something that wasn't originally planned, it was just decided on recently.
  • 0

#2 Jake Kerber

Jake Kerber
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 65 posts

Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:12 AM

I applaud and identify with your photographic integrity, but if the shot is better with the effects applied, use it. No question.

If you're ever asked about the shot, let them know how it was achieved--I doubt they'll care that it wasn't motion control, with all
the elements on the same negative.

Even though a Cinematographer's reel is about selling their Cinematography, one should fully utilize other disciplines (especially
editing) to maximize the desired impact.
  • 0


Rig Wheels Passport

Opal

FJS International, LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

The Slider

CineTape

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Glidecam

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineTape

Opal