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#1 jason joseffer

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

Hey guys. Updating my reel a bit. Any feedback would be super helpful and greatly appreciated. It's less than 3 minutes in length. Be harsh-

http://www.jasonjoseffer.com/bigqt.htm

Thanks all.
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#2 Greg Johnson

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:35 AM

Jason,
Some great stuff!

My favorite shot is through the confessional booth (I assume) of the the priest walking,.. it's amazing!


Your last 3rd is great. You're first 2/3 is hit and miss. Some shot's look epic and cinematic while others look like video.

If you're demonstrating versatility then I think your reel is great, but if you're going for cinema I think you should chop out a 1/3 of your reel and keep just your best work.

Shoot for 2 minutes and keep only the awesome stuff. Stuff like the vet, light rail, and ocean seem like stock footage.

I love all the religious stuff except the rack focus from the glasses, it looks like a lens adapter.

Cool stuff though, you told me to be harsh so I hope it's cool that I was!

You rock!

- Greg
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#3 jason joseffer

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:27 AM

Thanks a million man. Really appreciate it. Hopefully I'll have a chance to cut it up sometime soon. All the best!
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#4 jason joseffer

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:58 PM

Anything else guys? I really could use the feedback. Thanks.
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#5 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:54 AM

I'll just second what Greg said. You know what looks great and what looks pedestrian; lose the pedestrian stuff. Also, I can't take the info card at the head. It's gimmicky, slow, and annoying.
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#6 Greg Johnson

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:55 PM

I forgot to mention your titles. I meant to say what Jon just did. Just stick with a still title card, it's all you need.

- Greg

Edited by Greg Johnson, 23 May 2008 - 03:56 PM.

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#7 Vincent Biron

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:55 AM

Mostly great reel... I'll say like the others that there are some shots that don't cut it with the quality of some of your work (guy with the guitar, waves crashing against reef...

And, well, that's totally personal, but I don't really like the typo of your title card... Sometime more subdued would seem more fitting....

But, anyhow - I must finish on a bright note : you really have some way cool shots : I really enjoyed the lighting of the shower scene.
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