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#1 Gregory Almond

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:04 PM

My Reel At the Moment

I don't go to a School that is willing to be honest when they critique, so i was hoping i could get some from everyone here. This reel focuses on my progress as a DP.

Petals: Shot with an LTR, with Kodak Vision2 500t and 200t
Ballad of Pike and Steve : Shot with LTR & JVC HD100; Film : Kodak Vision2 500t,
Conan Commercial Contest : Shot with JVC HD100
Repstage Commercial Series : Shot HVX200, 720p24pn
El Presidente : DVX100 @ 24p & JVC HD100


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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:54 PM

I would cut out the Conan O'Brien commercial, and the other sketch comedy commercial things that follow it.

also, there are a lot of those quick cuts showing just a frame or two like 4 or 5 shots all at once...not only is it kind of annoying, but it serves no purpose. If they're worth showing, then show them, don't get fancy with the edit.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:20 PM

Also in terms of organization, I recommend book-ending with name and contact. Else how will anyone know how to find you?
I agree with Jonathan. I'd focus more on some of the film stuff if you've got it as opposed to the stuff at the end.
There is a shot i really dislike in the "western," where the men burst into the room. I don't think the mixed color temperatures really help and it looks too "lit" to be period--ish, ya know? I am assuming that you're going period from costuming FWIW.

But hey, still much better than my first reel (which was total poop!) Keep refining it down and you'll get it where it ought be.
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