Very short intro for review!

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Just starting a chinese wedding we filmed in Warwickshire.

UPDATE! Not so short intro......

Cheers:)

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David L Lewis
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Flame1 wrote:
Just starting a chinese wedding we filmed in Warwickshire.

At 23:57! my you do start late :)
Seriously though, very moody, Liked the camera movement
If I am being picky , and I am being very picky , not sure about the change of font when displaying the date.
I thought it was a rule of thumb that titles had to be consistent.

As a matter of interest Ive seen a few companies produce these "trailers" and wondered when you use them. I.e are they the first thing you piut together and then give them to your clients shortly after the wedding to whet their appetite so to speak. Do you just put it on your website .or do you put it on disc for them...90 seconds on one disc seems a bit of a waste of a disc. Or do you incorperate it into your final disc as as play first sectuion before sat the menus come up.
Just curious

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Ditto on the fonts John - and perhaps the music should have faded out on "to the end of time"? Lovely though, as ever.

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Hi David & Hedley,

Yes your both spot on on the fonts:rolleyes: it was a late night!

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As a matter of interest Ive seen a few companies produce these "trailers" and wondered when you use them.

Hi David, this is not a trailer:) it's actually the start of the couples wedding film.....

I think if I was to do a trailer it would probably show the couple and more varied footage from film. The thing is I have literally just started and got this far.

I do think trailers though can be used to entice the couple, but I prefer not to show the couple any footage until they have received their DVD. Just my personal preference.

Cheers,:)

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Just curious as to why it says 'Coming soon' if it's not a trailer?

For me the shots are great and like the movement but I have today's short concentration span so just a bit long for me. That said, if I'd then seen the next scene with arrivals or whatever comes next I'd probably think it was just right ... if that makes sense!

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Hi Runaround Who:)

Yes I see your point about coming soon!

I do give our couples the option to view a small portion of their wedding, and if they agree I then put it up on our website, so just end it like this. No other reason.
This is not on our website yet!:)

BTW, good to see you at the IOV convention.

Now, behave yourself and go and get a longer attention span:D ;)

Cheers,

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Now why would I want to do that? It's important to keep up to date, and short attention spans are definitely 'in' this year ... and probably next year and the one after!

Yep, sorry I didn't get to spend enough time at the IOV to have a chat. I'd promised Sylvia and Niels that I'd meet up with them and obviously had to buy them a drink to celebrate - shame it was just Cola!

It was a good forum you were both in with Jeremy I thought BTW.

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Update:o

It's a little longer than a short intro now, so comments appreciated, as still tweaking!:)

Cheers,

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Runaround Who
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Hi again Flame. Yes it does look better when you move on to the preps and it's great to hear the ambient sound for the bridal preps.

But IMHO 1:33 is still too long for location setting. The main reason I now think that is that I recently had another crew film a wedding for us, and when I watched their film I was pressing fast forward through the location setting ... but .... they'd copied our style from a DVD I'd lent them. So I realised that I'd happily watched our own film footage because 'we'd got some really cool shots'. The other crew had too. In reality I now believe that a minute is probably as long as anyone needs to set the scene, and other beautiful venue features can be shown as distance shots in photo shoot etc.

Hollywood leave a lot of good filming on the cutting room floor and I guess that's what I think we all need to learn too - easier said than done though! (Plus just who am I to tell you anything when you've done so well in the awards this year.)

PS At least my concentration span improved long enough to foolow up on the thread - do I get a brownie point? - Karrie

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Once again Flame that was lovely.

I do love your work

xx

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Thx for your comments.:) I have actually tweaked some more but will not post it here again:)

Yes, many shots have been left already on the cutting room floor! I would have loved to use more, and many times I leave out what I think is potentially a better shot for the sake of the edit!

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(Plus just who am I to tell you anything when you've done so well in the awards this year.)

Your opinions are just as valid to me as anyones here on this board:)

Regardless of tastes, differing opinions they have all helped me look at my work in different ways and hopefully made me improve.

Whilst it is great to be acknowledged with awards I am fully aware of some amazing work which is going on around these forums:) and am humbled many times!:)

Cheers,

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