Bridal preps

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Flame1
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I normally put montages for review, so thought I would use a section of our video as it's more realistic to the true presentation of what we give our clients!

It's a section from the bridal preps. Any feedback appreciated.

Cheers,:)

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First class, work to be proud of thanks for sharing

branny
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A few more pull focuses at the start might pep it up Jon :D

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WOW, i love all your work!!!

David L Lewis
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Jon I'm with Branny on this, I think you have overdone the use of pull focus on this one.

I think using effects, like pull focus, is a bit like using transitions. They need to be there for a reason. They need to add to the story not distract from it so some shots where subject a is in focus and it moves to reveal subject b, like with the church notice board are fine but too many and I think they become distracting.

Another shot I personally didnt understand was the dress hanging up shot, Why blur out the detail at the top.

It may be an artistic thing but personally I didnt like that shot ending.

I think you are brave attempting and including the shots of the bride against the bright window background. I try and avoid that situation like the plague because I am never happy with the results I get. It just never looks right to me.

I've used the same piece of music for the arrivals at the church and may post that up, if i'm brave enough

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Thx for your comments.:)

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A few more pull focuses at the start might pep it up Jon :)

Ha!:D Yes I do like them!:)

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Another shot I personally didnt understand was the dress hanging up shot, Why blur out the detail at the top.

I think you answered your own question there David!

Cheers,

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David L Lewis
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Ok. Here's my use of the same bit of music for the arrivals.

shoulerproductions.com/samples/Amanda%20and%20Toby/amadaandtobyarrivals.wmv

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Flame1 wrote:
Thx for your comments.:)

Ha!:D Yes I do like them!:) QUOTE]

Hi Jon, Glad you can see the funny side. You know it wasn't picky for picky's sake.
I've been through the same phase. They are fascinating when you first master the technique and I've been through similar phases with other techniques too.
Pull backs, Ultra smooth pans and tilts from standing starts to stop as well.

Looking back I had saturated my work with them all at different stages and only started to realise when I trained other operators in the techniques and saw the follow up footage. Every 2nd shot was another goddam 'new technique' one.
Done occasionally they add fabulous perspectives to all sorts of scenarios. Done all the time, even clients must think they've got a stuck rewind button.
I now beat myself up to use as wide a variety as possible, as much to hold my interest in the edit as enchant the client.
Next year . . . you'll look back in wonder. :)

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Hi Branny. You know I very much respect and appreciate all your feedback:)

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Ok. Here's my use of the same bit of music for the arrivals.
http://www.shoulerproductions.com/sa...byarrivals.wmv

Hi David. I'm not sure if it would be right for me to comment on the same music track you have posted here.I wonder what your motive was for doing so:) But you are very brave!;)
I will let others comment on it, but it might be better to start it in a new thread so people will see it.

Cheers,:)

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David L Lewis
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Take your point Jon. started a new thread.

Motive for posing was to show that the same piece of music could be used by two different individuals for different parts of the day and given two entirely different treatments.

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I quite liked it. I don't understand why if its a bridal prep, you have the name of the groom but not the bride and we were half way through before we really saw the bride's face.

Ian

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Ha!:) Yes your right up north...I should of called 'sort of bridal preps, and a bit of groom':)

Thx for your feedback.

Cheers.

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up_north wrote:
I quite liked it. I don't understand why if its a bridal prep, you have the name of the groom but not the bride and we were half way through before we really saw the bride's face.

Ian

I quite liked the late revelation of the bride's face - tantalising.

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