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#1 Mike McLaughlin

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:43 PM

Hey Guys,

I would love to have a critique on my first RED Music Video. Shot in Vancouver Jan/09.


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We shot 4k, with Zeiss 2.1 Primes.


Thanks!!

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#2 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:27 AM

I thought that was really great, I enjoyed it very much so. Great use of natural lighting.
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#3 Colton Davie

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:47 PM

Nice, very clean. I really like the grading on the bus stuff. The textures (the frosted windows, furry hats, etc.) on that part are cool as well. I also like the movement in the lighting. The stuff with the guitarist at the campfire is nice, but I felt like the other people were underlit. Those shots lacked the cleanness of the earlier shots.

Overall, good work.
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#4 Mark Inducil

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:54 PM

Fantastic job. Great colours, great composition, the editing can be a tad smoother but that's only if you're really looking for something to criticize on. And how awesome is the RED cam? If I didn't know better, that vid looked like it was shot on 35mm film.

Keep up the good work!
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#5 Tebbe Schoeningh

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:22 AM

beautiful! i really liked the foggy look in the first part of the video! and nice handheld work too!
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#6 Alpha South

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

WOW! this video was excellent towards end low light but wowww exelent if i had half the talent as you i would be living good.
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#7 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:45 PM

It mostly looks great, nice work! Great composition, shot selection, movement, art direction, grading. I agree the campfire scene is underlit - it would have worked better if you were able to backlight or cross light the trees in the background for more depth instead of the white snow in the midground, which already being white doesn't need that much light. Also, it would have been nice to augment the fire from underneath with some small tungsten units. Or just move the actors closer to the fire. But basically, the background needs to be brought up first, then the foreground to match. I guess you really needed Superspeeds on this one. :)

Maybe the best thing would have been to use the HMI for a low hard backlight directly toward camera thru the trees and use a large bounce source high and as close as possible to key the singer in the foreground, with the warm firelit folks in the midground. It wouldn't necessarily be realistic but it might look nice.
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#8 Sung Rae Cho

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

Love how poetic it is visually and how low key everything feels. Night exterior was little noisy but hey... loved it. For the content and given the was RED job, I felt too sharp... maybe using BFX or PM too smoothen overall look? I know if you were to shoot this on on 35 you must have chosen S4s instead of Master Primes.

Anyway, really appreciate cinematographers helping materials to be felt not to be looked and flashy(though certain videos kind of have to be that way, like nobody wants to see Britney Spears "organically").

Thank you for a good stuff.
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#9 Serge Teulon

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:21 AM

It really is a lovely video. Lots of emotion and visual food in there....
Great work!
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#10 J Costantini

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

this is great work. technically speaking, I can see some 'blocks' in the blacks during the night sequence. did it show up when you compressed for internet? what codec did u use? because the rest of the material looks amazing.
how did you rate the camera for the night sequence and how was postproduction done?

thanks a lot and congratulations
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