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    I have been asked to make my clients wedding video as tecno and euphoric as possible, so with that in mind, and with their music selection! here is an opening sequence for review.

    I don't know if it's just me that is attracting this crowd, but more and more of my work is including tracks like these requested by my clients

    Maybe I need to go back to ABBA and the wombles

    http://www.derienzo-videoproductions.co.uk/1.wmv

    Any feedback appreciated.

    Cheers.
    GDR

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    As we know you are good - take that as given, now to get the knives out !

    Pulling focus - a great effect and you do it well, but for me there was just a bit too much and it's use felt a bit random rather then part of the narrative. I think of it as a 'time passing and we are moving' sort of device if focus is pulled long and a way of slowing things down and concetrating attnetion if pulled short. Dont go too far with that as i didnt read that in a text book, that is just my feelings. It also appears to be used as a way to join two difficult shots so again overuse is jarring.

    Framing - Was the centre of frame first shot deliberate? It often feels odd but can grab attnetion.

    Shot choice - some nice shots that took us forward.

    Sfx - may not hoave spotted all but i lkied the speeded up clouds and normal speed ducks ( I assume there wasnt a hurricane). Liked the crow.

    Editing - not pacy enough for the music and needs to be more synched.

    Colour work - I may have asked this befor, is that look stright from cam cos if so it is very 'steep' - I think for this sort of music it meeds more than the post card high gamma look. Play around with the curves and some mad clours to suit the more up best music maybe.

    Shot progression - Think about where one shot ends and the other starts and how they communicate. This is a huge subject. Check out 'Steven D Katz, Film Directing, shot by shot ' for lots and lots more. Thay had it in our local library, I purchased a copy, not hugely expensive, 25 i think.

    As ever you are way ahead of the pack.

    That PM... still waiting to see the guy.

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    Agree with Marks observations in all except one area. (And the speeded up clouds/normal speed ducks was a great composite - had me hitting the rewind button straight away)

    I found the editing and colour work refreshing.

    Dare I suggest Marks comments about it "needing" to be pacier and the colours/FX madder to fit in with the music is taking the obvious approach - it was certainly what I was expecting (even looking forward to). But using a more realistic/picture postcard look came as something of a surprise and it worked for me.

    It also means it is likely to appeal to a wider section of the intended audience (I mean grandma will not complain too much about the music if she's busy commenting on how nice the location was, dear.

    (With apologies to non-stereotype grandmothers)
    Tim

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    Fab. Personally can't fault it. What's your availabilty for next year?

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    Mrac - you announcing something ? ? ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    Mrac - you announcing something ? ? ? ?
    Maybe. Maybe next year! Have to save up all me pennies first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    Maybe. Maybe next year!
    Next year's VideoForum competition?
    Tim

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