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#1 iroc_alz

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

Hi Guys,

This is my first showreel for a couple of movies i have d.o.p for. Ive only DPed a few films and im wanting to get more experience in filming. I would love for you guys to critque my work.

Cheers, Alban


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#2 steve laramie

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:38 PM

Thats really good stuff. How did you get that gritty green effect in the first few shots? Was that gelled or in camera?
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:03 PM

NIce work, the first thing you need to do is uploaded again with the right aspect ratio, being a DP, one thing that drives me crazy is seeing things stretched or squezed like that. Specially at the beginning of the reel
Good shots
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#4 Geovane Marquez

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:07 AM

In your first shot of your reel, it looks like 16mm. Was it super 16 or regular? And did you apply an filter? It seems the blues stick out more. Maybe a B level filter but where the lights tungsten or daylight? This info will help me a lot. Thanks

The next couple of shots where an aesthetic gritty look was sculpted, was that pure tungsten with the walls bouncing off all the green to create that mood? Or did you apply any gels?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

In your first shot of your reel, it looks like 16mm. Was it super 16 or regular? And did you apply an filter? It seems the blues stick out more. Maybe a B level filter but where the lights tungsten or daylight? This info will help me a lot. Thanks

The next couple of shots where an aesthetic gritty look was sculpted, was that pure tungsten with the walls bouncing off all the green to create that mood? Or did you apply any gels?


Nice Work BTW
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:06 PM

Hey guys, sorry about late replies. I was completely swamped with life.

As for the questions the first shot was shot on a cheap mini-dv panasonic camera. I colour graded it and blurred it to make it look alot more like film. The second shot with the gritty interior was shot on 35mm film that was around 15yrs old and bleach bypassed chemically. I only used one blondie from outside the window. cant quite remember what stock it was because there was no label on it. i think it was kodak 400.

I am currently trying to get more dp work but i am also heading towards colour grading. I have a complete workstation now and im loving it. I would like to know if anyone is interested in me colour grading they're footage? I want to try to get my name out there.

I am located in sydney, Australia and i would be happy to hear from anyone anywhere anytime!

cheers Alban,

p.s: great forum, great people!
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#7 mohamad mujahed shoaib

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:27 PM

Hey guys, sorry about late replies. I was completely swamped with life.

As for the questions the first shot was shot on a cheap mini-dv panasonic camera. I colour graded it and blurred it to make it look alot more like film. The second shot with the gritty interior was shot on 35mm film that was around 15yrs old and bleach bypassed chemically. I only used one blondie from outside the window. cant quite remember what stock it was because there was no label on it. i think it was kodak 400.

I am currently trying to get more dp work but i am also heading towards colour grading. I have a complete workstation now and im loving it. I would like to know if anyone is interested in me colour grading they're footage? I want to try to get my name out there.

I am located in sydney, Australia and i would be happy to hear from anyone anywhere anytime!

cheers Alban,

p.s: great forum, great people!


Hey, First of all great job. Colours and compositions were mind blowing as were lighting.
Almost all the shot were static except with the girl in blue tights. I was expecting some complex shots as well.
Good work.
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#8 George Simpson

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:51 PM

Hey,
All great shots, creative lighting. But all i would say is that it was too static for me. Only around 4 or 5 movement shots.
And great choice of music.
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#9 Jorge Espinosa

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:42 PM

So we all agree it is excellent work and all it needs is more movement to make it more interesting. I love the post done on the first shot, you tricked everyone!
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#10 Mike Donis

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:10 PM

What is there looks good, and I don't mind the static iagery in and of itself at all. I do think that selecting some shots with more movement would make the reel feel less long, however. It seems like there isn't enough to see to be worth a whole two minutes.

I'd personally shorten the amount of time spent on each shot or, like the others have mentioned, select shots to hold for this length that are more complex in movement. I think that would add more interest to the video and do it for me personally. Just my two cents worth....

Repeating, however, that what's there does look good. I just feel it should be better presented.
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#11 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:21 AM

Nice work, I'm from Sydney too.
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#12 Michael Reed

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:00 AM

I liked the image quality, composition, colors and the lighting. Not really any gripes, other than I'd like to see a few dynamic shots...a jib, dolly, push-in/out...something.

Good stuff.
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