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#1 Nojus Drąsutis

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:46 PM

Hi, fellows!

Shot it but also helped to direct with my mum.

The Idea was pitched in two days, the film was shot in 7 hours, sculptures were made in 4 days, the whole thing was edited color corrected in two days. It was a good experience. Waiting for your opinions:)

p.s. first time working with raw, haven't figured out how to birng back those extreme highlights in the sky..

 

 

Thanks!


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#2 David Mawson

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:01 AM

As no one else is commenting -

 

- Your mother's acting is subtle and professional

 

- You've done a great job in post and technically generally

 

- The video seems to 2 to 4 times too long for the story content. Being diluted this way really diminishes the power of key shots and makes the story harder to follow and less interesting. The first 4 minutes can be summarised as "Woman walks through woods" without really missing anything, and that's something that can be shown in 30 seconds, surely? 


Edited by David Mawson, 11 October 2017 - 08:01 AM.

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#3 Nojus Drąsutis

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

Thank You very much for your reply:)

I agree, the timing needed to be better, but, for my personal taste, as from post-soviet Lithuanian Poethic Cinema background, I like long and, you know, slooow shots that are without any active action or new information. I'm thinking now, that problem is in proportion, as You said - too much walking.

Thanks again


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#4 David Mawson

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Thank You very much for your reply:)

I agree, the timing needed to be better, but, for my personal taste, as from post-soviet Lithuanian Poethic Cinema background, I like long and, you know, slooow shots that are without any active action or new information.

 

I like Bergman and Tartovsky and Kurosawa. Slow is not a problem. But time is weight in film and only very strong shots - both aesthetically and in terms of meaning - can survive for the durations that you attempted. Long shots don't create poetic cinema by themselves; that shot duration is something that you can attempt when everything else is right - I'd suggest that it is something you gradually have to work up to.


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#5 Nojus Drąsutis

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

 

I like Bergman and Tartovsky and Kurosawa. Slow is not a problem. But time is weight in film and only very strong shots - both aesthetically and in terms of meaning - can survive for the durations that you attempted. Long shots don't create poetic cinema by themselves; that shot duration is something that you can attempt when everything else is right - I'd suggest that it is something you gradually have to work up to.

I agree. Thanks, it's a pleasure for me that you took your time watching and expressing your thoughts, I really appreciate that!

Thanks again,

Nojus


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