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#1 Mei Lewis

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

Last week I put together the first little film I've ever done.
Here's the title card from it:

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Here's the film on Vimeo


and on my website:

http://missionphotog...om/winding-down

It's about this amazing looking Keystone K-4C ‘Electric Eye’ 8mm film camera I have, and it's an excuse to try out some editing, a little bit of VFX, fitting to music and so on.
I'd be interested to know what people here think.

Also if anyone know anything about the Electric Eye I'd be interested to know.
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#2 Archie Campbell

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

You asked for what I thought and here it is:

I think that in it's current form 3 mins is to long for this sort of film. I found myself wanting to skip through it about 1 minute and a bit through as the music and shots were becoming quite repetitive. It's difficult to keep people engaged when there isn't an obvious story and unless you are a fan of this particular camera it's hard to sit through essentially 3 minutes of montage of the camera.

I cannot fault your technical skills though. All the shots were well done and the focus pulls, pans and tilts were fine.

I'm not sure what else you would want someone to share about the film?
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#3 Mei Lewis

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

You're right it's too long. I did it as a test of using the video function of my camera, editing etc, putting the whole thing together. I didn't want to spend even more time than I did to cut it down.
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