As stated, my first post, so hi all.
I stated it was my second vid, but my first was a holiday video where I just tried to determine if I enjoyed videography. I did, so bought another camera, and started taking more videos
So, anyway, I suppose I am just asking for critique. Honest critique. Even if it hurts. Of course, I want my video to be loved by everyone, but that ain't gonna happen
I will warn you here, it is just butterflies. The London Butterfly House was closing, and as I found it to be such a lovely place, I decided I needed to put a little video together for it. So if the though of butterflies doesn't appeal, you may want to skip it - though I really would appreciate any feedback.
So before I post the link, just a couple of things to say. I have not titled it, and this is something I know I will need to add.
Considering that this video was mainly to be used on Youtube, with low quality, I tried to keep to close shots of the subject. Butterflies can quickly lose their detail when not very close to the camera, and fluttering about. So this was a deliberate choice.
I have deliberately kept it short and sweet (well, I think its short at only just over 3 mins from 45 min footage) because long videos on web get boring quickly. Hopefully I have managed to make it fun.
I have deliberately avoided using transitions and effects. It just did not seem to fit with the subject matter. Cant imagine using anything short of a dissolve with this video, but avoided even that. My aim was to keep it energetic and fast paced (yes, for butterflies). Did I succeed? Should I have used some transitions? Does it need a bit more spark than simple cuts?
So anyway, the link is
So be brutal, and honest. Is it just plain dull to anyone but me?
I will be using any input from here to possibly cut a higher res, different version of the footage, using shots of the actual butterfly house, and medium and long shots of the butterflies.
Thanks in advance.