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#1 Ryan Patrick OHara

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:07 PM

Hello everyone!

I just shot a short film for the Project Direct Competition on YouTube. I normally hate youtube because it crushes blacks and has horrible compression issues, but since the competition is FOR YouTube... I knew from the start my end product!

I don't get upset when I know the final product is going to be YouTube!

Anyway, I shot a short film called DisConnect. It is what it is, and I'm really hoping that this somewhat abstract piece is selected when the announcements come down the grapevine tomorrow.

Please let me know what you thought about the cinematography. Don't be afraid to ask questions, as I've put lots of thought in the lighting... good or bad... everything had a reason for being there.

Thanks again! Look forward to learning from your insight. The true value of making films... getting better!



Best!

Edited by Ryan Patrick OHara, 26 December 2008 - 11:09 PM.

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#2 Frank Cook

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:58 AM

The opening is really good photography. The rest... seemed disconnected.
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#3 Ryan Patrick OHara

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:30 PM

The opening is really good photography. The rest... seemed disconnected.


Normally I wouldn't' say this, (but in this case), I think that my reply to your comment is a 'thank you'... I would love for you to explain.

There were supposed to be a ''disconnect' between the style of lighting for the searching man and those inside their small 'worlds'. The woman was lit opposite of the man. She was always darker with the background lighter, while he was in the light and the background falls to darkness. Not until we realize they are not looking/waiting for the other, (and the woman gives up waiting) does she come out of her 'shadow' and into the 'light'.

So yes, there were elements which replicate the theme of disconnect. Unless you meant something else.... :)

Thanks for the reply!

-rpo

Edited by Ryan Patrick OHara, 28 December 2008 - 12:33 PM.

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