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#1 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:03 PM

Here's a link to the trailer for the last feature I shot.
http://www.sneakersa...railer-H264.mov
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:18 PM

Very nice looking imagery Michael, good work.

Looks like you had more than a "no" budget. :D

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#3 Alain Lumina

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

Here's a link to the trailer for the last feature I shot.
http://www.sneakersa...railer-H264.mov


Looks great, nice acting , lighting; what medium is it?

All I can tell is I don't think it's HDV.
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#4 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:24 PM

Really nice, congratulations.
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#5 Tom Jensen

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:39 PM

You really should take an hour or two and just watch trailers on youtube. 99% of them have voiceover. That would really help this. The first part drags. Get to the meat and move on. Use all your best shots and don't get repetitive. I think it's too long. I didn't time it but trailers are usually 30, 60 and 90 seconds. You have some really nice stuff in there and some ok stuff. A trailer is a commercial and in a trailer you will never see just a normal shot unless it's a close up of a famous actor. Every shot is the money shot in a commercial. Short, sweet and to the point.
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#6 Gus Sacks

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:52 PM

Looks great, nice acting , lighting; what medium is it?

All I can tell is I don't think it's HDV.


It was P2 something or other. I'm going to guessssss HVX with the Mini-35 adapter.
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#7 Mike Donis

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:45 PM

I like it - and I agree, it doesn't look "no" budget. Good work!
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#8 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

I watch quite a lot of trailers for "no budget" movies. They are uniformly awful.

This is a conspicuous exception.

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#9 Richard Boddington

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:19 PM

I watch quite a lot of trailers for "no budget" movies. They are uniformly awful.

This is a conspicuous exception.

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Best feedback you'll ever get from Phil, quick, print his comment onto the front of your DVD box before he changes his mind!! :D

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#10 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Seems like the overwhelming comment is that I had more to work with than most "no budgets". To be fair, my definition of no budget is anything under 6 weeks and under 100K. But I've gotten a lot of positive comments about the look. Maybe Sneakers stands out because there's no handheld. We stayed on sticks and most of the time, a dolly or jib. The goal was to shoot a movie in the style of Stand by Me. Lots of movement but almost invisible. With lighting that feels like available light.
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