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kaandaro
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Another one

Sorry

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David L Lewis
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your learning quicker than I am! I really liked that.

really dont know why it's not playing properly in widescreen on you tube.

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Flame1
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If you keep improving at this pace, you'll be overtaking us all!:)

Still some issues, but very well done, some nice shots there,

Keep going!

Cheers,

Flame

Rob James
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Those fireworks certainly worked out well!

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

kaandaro
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Guys!!

Thankyou!!

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Agreed, getting much better. A good eye for a shot, movement technique needs more practice and YouTube isn't doing you any favours - Try Vimeo.

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branny
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The best yet Karen! - Still too many zooms though, but better framing, anticipation and observation. Tighten up your tilts and pans to keep the speed consistent and you've all but mastered the guide to attractive highlights.
Love the reflection and fireworks.

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kaandaro
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Thanks everyone this means sp much to me to think that im finally on the right track!!

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hedleyw
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Why sorry? Keep posting :)

As others have already said - your best yet! A few suggestions for further improvement, hope you don't mind...

1) Avoid sequential use of similar shots - e.g. the bride close-ups early on. You need to vary angle, camera height, close-up/wideangle or use cutaways between those shots.

2) At 1:03 the viewer is left wondering what the groom was looking at - include the subject or cut the shot.

3) Liked the reflection shot again but think it might work better starting from the reflection and panning up rathe than the reverse..

4) At 1:47 I like the inclusion of the leaves. Using foreground interest like this gives "depth" to your shots and makes them much more interesting.

5) Still too many zooms (although they are nice and slow) and still think your font looks amateurish.

Keep them coming, I'm enjoying watching them :)

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kaandaro
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Hedley

Yes youre right in everything you have said, it just takes a different set of eyes to point this stuff out.

I cant help but zoom?? I tend to stand away and let the photographer get his lens in their faces. Everyone I have filmed so far have said they didnt know i was there and thankyhou for not being in our face?? So many B&G are heard to mutter about this.

Suggestions??

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David L Lewis
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I dont think its the use of the zoom to get a shot thats being criticised more the actual zooming in (i think).

personaly I think zoom outs can work when your close in on subjct then zoom out to reveal something more important. i.e a close up of a flower arrangement which when you zoom out revals more of the church.

just my 2ps worth :)

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kaandaro
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How do you all get round this issue??

May aswell add to the thread?? lol

To be unobtrusive you need to stand back and let the tog get in there and be moaned about.

I find the only time i get really close is during the intimate shots, then it needs to be like that.

I also find that the guests get really p****d off when there are lens in their faces too.

come on everyone tell us your secrets!!

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David L Lewis
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I do it with a mixture,

some guests as soon as you approach with a camera turn their backs on you and all you get is an un flatering shot of someones backside. others though are quite happy to be videod.

I find that during the photoshoot people are looking at whats going on rather than worying about wha you are doing and if you are standing a few metres away they tend not to notice that you are recording them.

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hedleyw
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In respect of zooms I was referring to zooming in or out during the shot. Don't worry about getting in closer for wa shots - I do it a lot and still get flattered by the "didn't know you were there" comments. With a handheld camcorder you can be close and unobtrusive - even if you're 6ft 5ins :)

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branny
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Me too. There's a glimpse of, 'the end of' or 'the beginning of' a zoom in a few shots. Obviously left in to keep the shot length right. I haven't listened to the audio yet, so I think this ties in with the beat as well.
Filming close ups discretely? - Turn the tally lamp off. Film from a tripod.

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up_north
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I thought it was very good - certainly better than I was at your stage.

But as others have said - please DITCH YOUTUBE! Use Vimeo and let us (and your prospective clients) see your work in all its widescreen glory.

Ian

kaandaro
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yes guys, i have now set up a vimeo account, so i will be sorting that out soon.

Everyones comments have been fantastic, really boosted my confidence.

The next one will be on soon!!

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Mike Pulcinella
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I'm a little late to this thread and don't have much to add. There are many great comments and tips here already. I just wanted to say that I am seeing the improvement as well! Keep up the good work!

And NEVER apologize for your work! If it needs an apology before I watch it then you shouldn't post it! That's just my opinion.

kaandaro
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Thanks Mike

comments mean a lot

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