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    I was the director of this video, we had a verry nice crew to produce this one and some good actors. Some money was invested for the paramedics. 1 cameraman, 2 light guy, 1 dop, 2 actors. Was shot in 1080i but the version on vimeo is verry lq compared to the original.The set-up was
    - 1 XDCAM F-350 whit a 5,5x19 fujinon lens
    - 1 shure mixer fp-31 whit a blimp + sheniser shotgun mic
    - 1 dolly
    - 1 car to completely crash and destroy whit a big yellow tonka toy ( was fun )
    - 1 car to make the fill light set-up whit some white softner on the front of it
    - 3 little 500w arri light kit pro
    - 1 blu tarp because it was rainning like hell, and yea light spot resist verry well to water.

    Its a 30 sec commercial spot.

    Dont look at it in this preview, go to vimeo for full res.
    [ame=http://vimeo.com/3182352]La vitesse tue on Vimeo[/ame]
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    well .... no comments ?
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    Thanks a lot !
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    I'm a newbie too, so might not be qualified to comment, but here are a couple of comments anyway: the footage of the crashed car was very dark. On my screen, it was only when the cam closed in on the victim that I realised it was a crashed car (or maybe it's just my eyes.)
    Couldn't you have had a few headlights, blue or red lights, pointing at the wreckage, to light it up a little, without killing the mood of course?
    I liked the way that the paramedics's voice faded, I guess to signify that the victim had lost consciousness, and also liked the way that the camera closed in on the light in the ambulance, I guess to signify that the victim was dead.

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    wow man, that was awesome, very well shot and gets the message through in a very effective way, great job!

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    I had several (at least 15) looks at this short clip, it's impressive and a fairly common theme for adverts of this nature.

    You don't know me, all I will say is I can be a painful and a boring details man, maybe it's the field of work I do as I am constantly being asked to fill a frame.

    To sell the paramedic arrival a flashing rotating light is required, although this may have blown your budget.

    The moment at 7 seconds in is a little vague, I fell the crash could have been sold more even if it meant a radical camera move, some arm action to cover face, or a bucket of water crystals (garden watering variety) thrown at the actor to simulate an impact.

    The water crystals are also a excellent safe dressing for smashed glass, real glass is not allowed onto film sets, usually very expensive clear silicone glass is used.

    This info has come to you completely free of charge..!

    I did like the blood, well done.

    Just a question, do you have to pay for Vimeo high quality option, sorry if this sounds daft I really know nothing about that online video system.
    I know nothing about youtube, even less about video
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingstock View Post
    Just a question, do you have to pay for Vimeo high quality option, sorry if this sounds daft I really know nothing about that online video system.
    You get one free 'HD' upload per week.

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    Thanks for clearing that up Marc, it's funny I was told that any HQ uploads on Vimeo have a fee attached, and with that sort of whisper it's easy to see why great video sites like that one lie in the shadows of the monster which ate internet video.

    Just thinking back about 2.5 years, almost 3 how metacafe were very selective in who they allowed to upload onto their site, they had a payment system set up and it was attracting much interest. The site seemed to be full of card trick videos and had lots of online casino advertising attached.

    I will admit I was refused to upload onto metacafe, they did not like my work, in fact I many video producers I know were rejected for various reasons, sound, incorrect interlacing, content, too dark, duration they were pretty picky.

    Along comes youtube with it's free for all no restrictions and look what happened, where's is meta cafe today, it now plays my youtube video content as a syndicated video, without even asking me.
    If I did have a metacafe account and they allowed me to upload I would be up against my own videos, explain that one.
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    Production - expensive looking. 9/10
    Idea, originality. - done to death - 2/10

    I thought it was pretty, but not that great.

    The pace felt wrong.

    Needs music maybe.

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    The production cost was more invested in the equipement than the actor and everything.

    The crashed car set up was free, well it cost 2 large pizza. We make a deal whit a scrap yard, we pay the pizza and you destroy a already destroyed car in the middle of your street. He sayd yes no problem, lets do it !

    So the main set-up was kinda free. The paramedics was a contact ... we didnt pay him at all, he took some pizza but ....

    So the real cost was only the equipements used on the set. And even ... the XDCAM350 was free since we didnt pay for the rental. 2 light bulb broken ... cost around 100$

    The final cost : 275$, but we have been lucky, its was a 10 000$ set up. ( paramedics, ambulance, cars, actor, camera and gear, and more )

    This is 2 years old, it was my ( whit 3 of my friends ) first night shooting, first big project experience. If i would have to do something like this now i would change pretty ... everything. We learn a lot of thing during this shooting ... like how nice is the rain ...
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