extract from recent wedding

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Flame1
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Hi,

I originally set this piece to a much slower track on the clients DVD but have now changed this to a more upbeat track.

Was wondering if it may be too upbeat and I need to re-edit or if ok as is, also any comments appreciated.

Thank you.:)

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Z Cheema
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Good shots and excellent framing, with good lighting, my only reservation (and if you know my work you will know why), is the music gets fast but the video stays at the same laid back speed, its a good piece of music to work with and does have some nice crescendos

Lusky
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Hi Flame,
loved the video but the music just felt totally out of place for me. With that track I'd picture fast cuts and a frenetic pace. If you wanted a dance track to try I'd go for for something chilled as it could give you a good balance. Off the top of my head what about "Porcelain" by Moby. It has that kind of dreamy state to it that i think would fit. Mind you that's just my opinion but loved the camera work.

John Paul

Wicked
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Hi Flame,
I turned it off after about 2 minutes as it didn't seem to be going anywhere. I agree with the previous comments about the jarring between the slow edit and fast music and feel also that the choice of music was wrong. (Obviously your clients may have chosen this and then that's up to them, however if not then I thought it was way too EuroPop and you can find many more pacey tracks that have more class to them and would suit that footage).
The shots were good, but didn't work for me in that piece. I was expecting crash zooms and the like and fast cuts. Actually what it looked like was that you'd taken the slower edit and just replaced the sound with the new EuroRave music - it didn't seem edited to the music at all. If they want a faster track I'd ask them for a guide on the kind of music.
With a bit more work though this could look great.

Flame1
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Actually what it looked like was that you'd taken the slower edit and just replaced the sound with the new EuroRave music

Hi Wicked, thats exactly what I did! the original music being'Endless love:o ' and was hoping to just wallpaper some music as time constraints prevail re edit:rolleyes: , but looks like I will re edit. Do like this track and may re work with it.

I like that track(MOBY) lusky but have used it a few times now but agree could be good choice.

Thx for your comments Zcheema and it pretty much sums up my own thoughts!

Thx for all your kind comments about the footage, just goes to show how music can make, or break an edit!:)

Cheers.:)

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Flame1
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Clip removed.

Just looking down the reviews and feel almost embarrased that most of the wedding clips for review are mine:o

Would be good to see others here putting their wedding work up for review! come on, don't be shy:D

Thankyou again for your comments though, very much appreciated.:)

Cheers.
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Maxwell
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If you go to the Wedding section on this forum you will see plenty.
Most people who are starting out rather ask questions or just observe.
I know how you feel.
Most people now a days are more interested in software technology instead of good old fashion filming and editing.

Z Cheema
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Here is a recent one of mine,

Where the VIEWS are click on the " watch in high quality"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwM3OnOwao

Lusky
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Hi Z,

loved it, cut to the beat how I like and the B&G really sold it. So often I've seen these done and somebody looks as though they'd rather be anywhere else.
I really liked your use of colour pass too really looked quite striking.

John Paul

David L Lewis
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Loving it Z, Thats another pieces of music that Ive added to my list of favourites that I must use in an edit sometime.

David L Lewis

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Flame1
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Hi Z, thank you for sharing that with us:)

I am going to be brutally honest, and it is purely based on my observation to which I could be wrong!

I like the concept, it reflects the joyous occasion with many happy people which you have captured.

I think the editing is great, nice and punchy reflecting the song choice,

BUT.....for me I found the camerawork a little too shaky for my personal liking.

Maybe it's intentional for this kind of thing, I don't know, otherwise I enjoyed it.

Thank you.
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tom hardwick
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Z - you're the biz! Brave editing, it's what it's all about. Well done lad. Carry on.

Just a niggling question - was it a 4:3 snip just for You tube?

tom.

branny
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Nice work Z. Great when everyone's 'up for it'. One of the few times the shaky/zoomy camera shots work, especially with the punchy music track.

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Z Cheema
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It was shot on 4:3 framed for 16:9, I need to upgrade to HD sometime, but no one has asked about HD or 16:9 strangely.
I did upload a HQ version onto You tube using mp4 format, there is a standard version on there as well and is quite naff.

The camera shake is just to add a bit more momentum to the shot.

Thanks for the positive comments the couple were up for it and wanted the video more than the photos and went the extra mile. I do have another on the 5th July using the same song so we will see how that works.

tom hardwick
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Z Cheema wrote:
It was shot on 4:3 framed for 16:9, I need to upgrade to HD sometime, but no one has asked about HD or 16:9 strangely.

C'mon ZC, no-one's asked me if my film will be sharp and in colour - they just assume it will be. They may not beexpecting a Blu-ray disc, but how many of your couples come home from expensive honeymoon and play your DVD through an old 4:3 CRT?

I'm only thinking of you and your reputation, mind. If you give anyone 4:3 material these days they'll stretch, pull, expand, 'smart' and distort your work of art to fill their HD-ready TV.

tom.

Flame1
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I just watched it again, and despite the fact that it's shot in 4:3 to which I agree with tom, I enjoyed it more the second time around accepting the slight wobblies.

You have a real knack of listening to the tune and cutting to the beat perfectly which gives it that vibrancy, excitement, and punch. I really like the editing style and agree have seen many of these go terribly wrong, but you seem to have mastered it!

Love the quirky captions and the way they move, all adding again to the atmosphere and fun.

Go 16:9 and like Tom says, it will be even better!

Cheers,:)
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Z Cheema
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update on the on the video.

The couple have got free tickets from the band who watched it on YouTube

"P.S. Because of your outstanding work on the highlights video, Scouting for Girls, the band that sung the song “She’s so Lovely” have given us Guest List tickets to their gig in November, as they saw the video on YouTube and loved it, so thanks again."

Good news all round, I did not get any tickets not even a comment on the page, oh well.. back to the edit.

Wicked
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Brilliant, Cheema. A cracking vid. Well done.

Arthur.S
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Z, I watched this the whole way through with a smile on my face - and that's the bottom line.
Loved it. Fab stuff. :)

red
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It's cracking, one they'll be proud to show to their kids!

I appreciate the technical comments from others but it's the sheer joy of taking part
that shines through and makes it truly memorable for the participants. They wouldn't care what format they watched that on!

That's down to your social skills, which must be excellent!

A lesson in the art...