New Montage from Kaandaro

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kaandaro
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Hi Guys

Could you have a quick peek at my lastest montage and pass some comments?

Cheers in advance

xx

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Flame1
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Hi Kaandaro,

Was that 'Mrs & Mrs Huggins' I saw at the end!:)

Better than the last one I saw, although still some issues with composition/framing in some shots.

Just one thing for now, I think you may need to invest in a new tripod!

I could see the problems you were having with any movement.

Cheers.

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perproductions
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hi,

i agree with the composition/framing, for instance the shot where the brides wedding car is pulling into shot, then you loose it to the right for a while untill it returns.

other than that looks good.

I have yet to film at the brides house, i havnt had a job where they want it. i look forward to that so i can experiment with some different shots.

thanks

hedleyw
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Great improvement on your first montage! Very watchable, I've seen work that is inferior to this from companies charging around £1000 per wedding. If the rest of the film is as good as the montage it is time to start charging a fair price for your work. If you want to send me a full DVD to comment on I would be happy to do so :)

A couple of points - it looks as if you were using auto iris for the shot of the wedding dress. Nothing wrong imho in auto, and I use it quite a lot, but you need to watch out for situations where it will catch you out as here, where the exposure for the dress is compromised as the light from the window fools the meter when you pan up.

Also, and forgive me if I'm wrong as it is difficult to be sure with the resolution of youtube, it looks as if autofocus has picked the trellis work at 3 minutes and the bride is out of focus?

Agree with the previous comments, i.e. you need to spend some money on tripod with a good fluid head, also keep working on composition - thing of the "rule of thirds" especially for shots with no or little movement.

Thanks for sharing.

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kaandaro
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perproductions wrote:
hi,

i agree with the composition/framing, for instance the shot where the brides wedding car is pulling into shot, then you loose it to the right for a while untill it returns.

I actually meant to do that? i take it it doesnt have the same effect on other people? and i had to then fade into the back of the car because he got stuck on the pavement so stopped for about 5 seconds.

Thanks for giving me your opinion though, its much appreciated

kaandaro
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hedleyw wrote:
Great improvement on your first montage! Very watchable, I've seen work that is inferior to this from companies charging around £1000 per wedding. If the rest of the film is as good as the montage it is time to start charging a fair price for your work. If you want to send me a full DVD to comment on I would be happy to do so :)

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Hedley

Thats very nice of you to say, means a lot, and yes i would like to send you a copy of the full wedding whe it is done.

I will let you know in the next week or so when i can send it

Thanks again

xx

Lusky
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hI,

Really liked it, massive jump in quality from your last one. Can't really add to the other coments other than a couple of shots were maybe a touch too long (such when the brides looking down) but apart from that I liked the pace.

Oh Yeah and as Flame mentioned you have MRS & MRS at the end

all the best

John Paul

perproductions
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I actually meant to do that? i take it it doesnt have the same effect on other people? and i had to then fade into the back of the car because he got stuck on the pavement so stopped for about 5 seconds.

i do apologise!! it just didnt look right to me, but hey, if you and the couple like it, thats what counts

just out of interest what camera are you using and what are you editing in.

cheers

kaandaro
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I dont think i dare say what cam and edit stuff.................................

sony DSR-SR-32 and windows movie maker.

Just had Adobe Premier CS3 mastersuite installed though

xx

branny
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Well done Karen. A great improvement on your first video, you've learned a lot.
Moving up to better kit, especialy a good tripod and head, will lift your game so much more.
Even with the kit you've got though, you can still improve the tripod shots.
The CU of the bride's face at the alter was twitchy - The cure? Take your hand off the pan handle on CUs as the slightest touch sends the earthquakes down the lense.

Learn the manual controls for quickly locking focus and the iris, as even the simplest of shots can be enhanced by using these controls.
As you progress, you will be aware of all the subtle differences that make or break a great video and be so familiar with your kit, these tweaks will be carried out without even thinking.
Onward and upward!

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kaandaro
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Thankyou Branny

As soon as the money is there, i will be upgrading everything!!

xx

branny
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We've all been there Karen and had to learn from what now seem glaring mistakes and poor equipment. You can and will have to make the best of what you've got. But the imagination and passion comes free.
As Hedley has rightly said, some established operators are blissfully unaware of basic errors, but it seems you have the will to learn from these.
If you need any help at all just pm or email.

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