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#1 BTCasias

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:00 PM

Hello every one and thank you for taking the time to check out my reel



its a minute and change long and it needs lots of work and i still have 3 more films to add into it.

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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:09 PM

Very nice.. but I feel you need to add more shots.. and cut down on the screen time of the ones you already have. You have more you can thow in there.. step up the pacing on the edits.. give us some flashes.. glimpses...

Later, if you are adding 3 more features.. add them but keep it to 2 minutes (total)...

You show a lot of promise! ;)
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#3 Walter Graff

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

Nice stuff but way long due to the music choice which is repetitive and doesn't help your cause. If you sent this to me I'd turn it off at about 48 seconds as I'd be bored (where I wanted to while watching it). Tip: Faster cuts, get out sooner. It takes but a second for me to see and know everything about a shot so holding on multiple angles of the same scene gets old real fast. Not saying shots should be 1 second in duration just that it takes very little time for a viewer to get it. As a guy who looks at a lot of reels and hires lots of people, I'd say show me enough to dazzle me, and make me want more. Your material has the ability to do that but your reel doesn't
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#4 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

Nice, but I would love more wide shots in the reel.
At the moment 98% of the shots are MIDs and CUs.
Good luck!
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#5 Mike Lary

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:56 PM

It's feel short to me, but the music drags on.

I'd remove the profile shot of the girl on the phone. There's no need to show us three angles of the same characters in the same environment, and that shot is the weakest of the three (feels a bit awkward, actually).

Three of the shots have some interlacing going on. The shot at the end with the girl in the red light is the most noticeable. If you can, I would go back and re-import that footage or try to de-interlace it.
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#6 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

I'd remove the profile shot of the girl on the phone. There's no need to show us three angles of the same characters in the same environment, and that shot is the weakest of the three (feels a bit awkward, actually).


Funny, that was one of my fave shots, the first shot of the girl on phone. But I agree, the interlacing and the long clips need to be fixed. Oh, and the shot of the dark skinned guy halfway through felt a little flat-lit for my taste.

Good work though . . .
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#7 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

It's admirably short, but the rhythm seems a little off. As others have mentioned, the shots feel just a little long.
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