Jump to content


Photo

2007 Reel Feedback


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Hemant Tavathia

Hemant Tavathia
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Camera Operator
  • New Jersey

Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:22 AM

I shoot a few short films a year when I'm not doing G&E work. I was hoping to get feedback on my 2007 reel and also on the overall quality of my Photography. Please view it at:


Thanks.
  • 0

#2 Saul Rodgar

Saul Rodgar
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1682 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:55 AM

Not bad. I like the horror stuff in the middle. But it is all in the wrong aspect ratio. I would fix that, it is kinda weird for some one who is billing himself/ herself as a DOP to show material that it is in the wrong aspect ratio. Akin to a writer who shows a script with wrong spellings / typos . . . But that's just me.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 27 April 2008 - 01:56 AM.

  • 0

#3 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:37 AM

Youtube cannot properly understand anamorphic uploaded files. For web stuff, I always export as 4:3 and let the NLE letterbox it so as to have as little a surprise from the .flv compression as possible.

Overall, it looks ok, and by that I mean, it's hard to see ANYTHING through youtube compression. Try to get a better spot and a better compressed file to show people. I use blip.tv for my reel because i can hotlink to the .mov file (as in my signature) also, there is reel-exchange.com which seems to do alright with it's compression.

Edited by Adrian Sierkowski, 27 April 2008 - 10:39 AM.

  • 0

#4 Hemant Tavathia

Hemant Tavathia
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Camera Operator
  • New Jersey

Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:00 PM

You are right about the aspect ratio. I'll work on fixing that in my 2008 reel. I suck at the computer editing and outputting part. I'll also check out blip.tv to get some ideas.
  • 0

#5 Robert ODoul

Robert ODoul
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:40 PM

I enjoyed it - I'd really shorten it to 1:30-2mins, max.
  • 0


Visual Products

CineTape

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

CineLab

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

CineLab

Paralinx LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

The Slider

rebotnix Technologies

Visual Products

Tai Audio

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Technodolly

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

Metropolis Post