Looking for some critique on a short film I made! Thanks!
(Don't bother telling me about the quick change of dialouge in the ending, I already know haha)
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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:24 PM
Really delightful and beautiful work. Could you elaborate on your audio and camera. What did you use to stabilize shots?
The time of year... the leaves, what a timely and fitting piece!
Thanks for sharing your work.
Posted 04 November 2015 - 08:28 PM
Thanks a lot Ted! I shot this on a Canon C100 with primarily just a Nikkor Ais 50mm 1.4 and Nikkor Ais 24mm 2.8, as well as a couple shots on the good ol Canon 24-105. The audio set up to capture the interview was a Rode ntg-2/deadcat lined right into my c100 through a 20' xlr cable rigged up on a boom pole and mic stand about a foot from Trevors mouth. For the broll audio it was a little bit of the ntg-2 mounted on my camera as well as the rode videomic pro. For stabilization I just pressed the flip out lcd screen on the c100 to my chest or stomach, on some shots I used warp stabilizer, for the tracking shots I used a Dji ronin m. Thanks again!
Edited by Spencer Whiteman, 04 November 2015 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:08 AM
This is great! I very much like short form documentaries like these, having grown up on them.
If I might get really picky, the camera moves a lot, and maybe that's indicative of the modern time; I think cider and apples don't really warrant all that camera movement, even handheld footage. A monopod might even serve you in the future?
Secondly, and this is really something that might be personally subjective, the B-roll audio might be a bit loud, as I found it a bit distracting to what he was saying - like "Why is he pouring apples in this bag so loud?!"
Anyhow, I am looking forward to your next documentary!
Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:48 PM
Thanks Jay! I appreciate it. The hand held look is what I was going for, but there are some shots that have some "Micro jitter" which I should've smoothed out in post.
As for the b-roll audio that is a very good point, someone else has said the same thing. I'll make sure to tone it down a notch next time, thanks again!
Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:21 PM
Thank you for sharing this!
Shared this with a couple of friends who like cider
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