Serious critique needed.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:43 AM
I just finished my undergrad studies and I'm stepping back into the real world full time. Please let me know what works and what doesn't in my reel. My concern is that it's too long - I'm having trouble getting it under three minutes but if there's some fat that needs to be trimmed I'm probably not being objective enough to see it.
Critique from working DPs and Directors would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:53 PM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:50 AM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:50 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:48 PM
My suggestion is to find a differnt piece(s) of music to drive it.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:55 PM
I liked some of the shots, and others I wasn't really interested in; notably the night shots where they just turn into a black hole behind them, and some of the wider shots in the airport. The diner stuff was very nice, and I have to say, I'm still trying to get the point of the surf? The aspect ratio/scaling changed, so I know it's from a differant format; but it just kinda stuck out to me?
Perhaps try to organize it like this:
Natural things (landscapes etc)
People in places (speaking)
just a thought, and then play around with it from there.
Now, don't take any of this to mean that there wasn't some good footage in there; but I think it's best to point out the bad, so it can be more easily targeted.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:56 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:03 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:09 PM
the h.264 is what I use for my reel, and it's nice. It also helps to get rid of the interlacing artifacts.