Arrivals

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David L Lewis
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Prompted by John De Rienzo's use of the same piece of music I thought I would post a clip of the arrivals at church from a recent wedding for review

Same music, different part of the day, different style.

http://www.shoulerproductions.com/samples/Amanda%20and%20toby/amandaandtobyarrivals.wmv

David L Lewis

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up_north
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I thought the song was wasted. That song has so many peaks - especially at 0:57 and I was expecting something special at that point and...it cut to a wobbly shot of someone getting something out of the boot of a car.

Ian

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Hi David,

I think I will comment.

I don't have any problem with this style as this is what you are comfortable with, and I am
sure most couples would be happy with this once they have received their wedding DVD.

If I could add anything that may help you to make it more interesting, and in no particular order! I personally think that you need to get in closer, with more expressions from guests.

Some tighter framing, with different angles. There were some shots that whilst on their own were ok, did not really add anything to your production. Too many so so shots.

Listen to the music (close your eyes and listen to the beat!) as stated and try and cut to the beat more. This will add more impact, and when there is a dramatic crescendo, use something to grab the viewers attention. A few shots like this will go a long way and improve this no end.

I think the shots could be steadier, but I am sure you will work on that and eventually find a way that is comfortable for you to do so.

Most of all, don't ever be discouraged by peoples comments. DO take them on board, but sometimes with a pinch of salt. We all have differing views, and this is fine.

I look forward to seeing more of your work and hope that you will be brave enough to continue to show us. Remeber, we are all learning. We never stop!

Go out there and do what you enjoy, and I am sure/certain the rest will follow.:)

Cheers,

Flame.

David L Lewis
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Thanks for the feedback Jon, much appreciated. I dont think I would disagree with anything you have said

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H and M Video
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I think the shots could be steadier, but I am sure you will work on that and eventually find a way that is comfortable for you to do so.

Hi David

Just to add to Flame's comment if there are any unsteady shots where no animation is involved then capture a still and insert that instead.

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David L Lewis
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Harry, thats something that I already try to do if I have a really wobbly shot of something that I would like to include.
To make the shot then more interesting I some times, in post, add movement by zooming in or enlarging the frame and moving it across ( Ken Burns effects)

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