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#1 Carlos Villaverde

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:40 AM

Anyone taking the time to look at my reel, I thank you. I'm a year two at the Art Institute of Tampa FL. I own a Canon 5D and love shooting. Thank you very much.


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#2 Miguel Angel

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 10:11 AM

I enjoyed it and I really like the shot that is shown as the frame of the demo reel on youtube (the one with the guy looking at the trophies)

I don't know what else to say as I have no knowledge on what you should put on your reel, however, there are plenty of super smart guys here who will be able to let you know! :) 

 

Have a good day!


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#3 Anthony Goodman

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:16 AM

Hey Carlos!

 

Nice 1st reel, I like that you kept precise and short too. Sometimes people try to cram too much, rather than picking their best shots to showcase. Your shot at 0:43 reminded me of a shot from "Three Colors: Blue". Lastly, (IMO) I think that you should pick a stronger shot to end with. But all in all good work man! Keep shooting!

 

Best, 

Anthony


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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:18 PM

Nice job!  You have some nice images in there and I liked your lighting patterns.  I like the blacks in the black & white shots considering this is all digital.

 

I would really like to see some wide-shots.  Master shots are probably the most important ones to show on your reel since it indicates you know how to light a large area.  For the most part, tighter shots are usually easier to light.

 

But overall, a nice first reel.  Keep it up.


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#5 Carlos Villaverde

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:05 PM

Thank youu for all for your nice words. Iver actually been going to my school for about two years but have a plethora of footage from all of shorts ive shot. For the most part all i have to work with my my schools lights which at most are 2k's. Im going to redue my reel again using more wides Lol,Bill your absolutly right. I need more wides.
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