Wedding montage

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Arthur.S
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Thoughts appreciated on this clip:

A few things I'm not sure of. But I'll see what you guys come up with first! :)

Pete Allen
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Nice work Arthur, two small things that stood out for me, the hold on the fade to white at 51 seconds looked a little out of place and, the audio on the vows could do with bringing up a touch.
All works well with the music, Turkey Mill is one of my favourite venues.

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Lusky
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Hi Arthur,
A really nice piece with a nice pace and some lovely shots.
I didn't like the see through words at the start and I felt the vignette could have been a bit softer round the edges.
Also a personal preference of mine is not to play all the vows as is with the minister as well. I prefer taking out just the bride & grooms vows and placing them over the footage but that's just me.
Really nice Arthur

John Paul

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Pete Allen wrote:
.....Turkey Mill is one of my favourite venues.

Same venue, very different treatment here.

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Martin, stunning quality - you've got web movies well sussed now ;)

Love the cut-outs idea - works well!

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foxvideo wrote:
.....you've got web movies well sussed now ;) .....

Many thanks for your beta-testing there, Dave! :)

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Flame1
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Hi Arthur,

On the whole I really liked it. The music selection was good for the shots and pacing of the montage. Their are some nice shots in there. I liked the mix of live sound with the backing track.

The things I would personally change is the use of the vignette. I think it is overused in the montage, and definately agree that it needs to be softer. I also found the use of transitions and fade to black inbetween each shot inapropriate. The only other observation was at around 51sec.! was that an intentional use of the vignette without picture?

These are all minor things that you could change if you wished too. just my thoughts.

I liked it.

Cheers:)

Flame.

Arthur.S
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Well, I said there were a few things I'm not sure of - and you've all pretty much nailed them.
The vignette does actually look a bit softer on a TV. Maybe because of the overscan? I do like the way it concentrates focus - and seems to increase colour/resolution though. Transitions: Have to admit that I don't like straight cuts to such a slow pace. I usually use disolves. Thought the fade to black may work better with the vignette though. Live sound: Interesting idea to remove the vicars 'vows'. Never tried that before. The live sound I have doubts with is the horses hooves. Oh. and the 51sec' thing is deliberate....another thing I'm a bit wobbly on. :)

Martin, particularly liked the cut outs in your video. What programme do you use for that? I've worked with Barry (the toastmaster) a couple of times before. One of the best!

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Arthur.S wrote:
Martin, particularly liked the cut outs in your video. What programme do you use for that?

Final Cut Pro - although it's nothing that couldn't be done in any NLE.

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Z Cheema
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Not bad Arthur, I would ignore Flame about vignetting he just trying to sell you some light ray filters :-)

As I know you have Vegas, that can do cut outs in the Pan/scan box (top icon on film clip) at the bottom of the box there is an additional line click on that and you can enter cut out mode...

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Not bad Arthur, I would ignore Flame about vignetting he just trying to sell you some light ray filters :-)

:D :D :D

Arthur.S
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A bit of tweaking duly done. Thanks for all comments. Particularly thanks to Cheema who phoned out of the blue to explain how to produce 'cut outs' using Vegas. Now if I can just work on those light rays.........:D