Haven't had much feedback
Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:55 AM
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:42 AM
Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:57 AM
I would take out the shot of the 2 guys in the white studio. It just doesn't bear well on the rest of your reel, which I think is of a good standard.
Unlike Tom, I actually really like the b&w shot of the girl facing the mirror and I also think that the lightbulb shot is a nice arty shot.
As you said, all the work on there was done whilst at film school. You had loads of limitations and hurdles to leap over.....
IMO I think you have something good enough to show, for ppl to give you the breaks that you need to do more indulgent jobs.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:59 AM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:36 PM
Thank you guys for that, I really appreciate the honest, detailed advice. I don't really have enough footage to advance my reel at this point, but I'll never quit at it. And I kinda like the fact that one person likes one thing and another doesn't. Isn't that what were all trying to do? Stir up a little controversy with our work? I'm not saying that my little 3 minute amateur reel has controversy haha. But thanks again.
you have some very nice shots in there. considering that this is all film school projects the production values are fairly high. i feel that production value can be just as important as composition, lighting or camera movement.
based on that i would lose the tail of the first B&W shot. i understand why you have it there. i get the gag. but for a short reel i think its too distracting.
i also think you can shorten the whole thing and use more energetic music. i am a big fan of a reel being no longer than 60 sec. it should feel like a commercial for your work. lingering on shots too long sometimes just feels like you're trying to stretch out the reel. dont get me wrong. lingering on a couple of shots can be engaging but it should be the exception instead of the rule.
but thats just me
Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:44 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:46 PM
Just quickly watched the new cut, but it certainly feels a bit too short for me, maybe aim for a good minute or so of reel. I personally feel that's a good TRT for these types of things .
The footage looks good, though I'm not a bigfan of that shot of the artwork with the guys head choppped and the cuton the girl in the mirror needs to be trimmed just a few moments before the pan away.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:59 PM
Thanks for the advice Adrian.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:04 PM
Thankfully, I think I got rid of all those early "incarnations" online . Though, I'm sure enough googling 'round can find some of my crappier things :/
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:01 AM
Thanks for the advice, i'll recut what I got and repost it.
Here's the commercial that has been talked about the most just to give a little insight.
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Is that YOUR camera work there? I like it a lot. Some of the direction doesn't do too much for me--but the feel and the lighting and the movement and the subtle shifts in focus. . .a HUGE F*^K YEAH!