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    Smile R.I.P Matt. 1981-2009

    My new video.
    I had set up an interview to film with my grandfather to get him talking about his life, for future generations to know him a little more etc.

    Once I was finished, I couldn't resist using the setup to film a little mock interview for myself.

    Enjoy:

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    Nicely shot. Multiple cameras I assume?

    Nice little touches like the cutaways to the hands.

    Very surreal stuff

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    I liked it. Very creative! Nice lighting too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkOneMusic View Post
    Multiple cameras I assume?
    My guess is not. Matt's a good actor and I suspect he's more than capable of pulling off virtually identical moves time after time.
    My guess would be a number of takes from different angles and mixing the best bits of each.

    The trick when editing is always to cut on a move - made particularly difficult here as there's so little movement - but done convincingly enough to look like one long take.

    No doubt Matt will prove me wrong and say it was four cameras and one take
    Tim

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    Love your sense of humour, Matt. Another great script idea - right up my boulevard (as Richard O'Brien once described the music a mate and I were playing in a hotel lobby many years ago. I thought it pretentious then but I use it in a post-pretentiousness ironic manner now).

    But it wouldn't have been half as good without your deadpan delivery. Some great timing and understated expression in there.

    Minor criticisms/suggestions:

    I thought the close ups weren't quite close enough - your head doesn't move enough to justify the rather large amount of space around it.

    The hand shots were good. I'd have liked to have seen a couple of extreme close ups (mouth or eyes) to add a bit more variety (and pathos?).

    And I'm really sorry you had to die to make that film. I hope head no 29 doesn't take too long to surface.
    Tim

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    Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it.
    It was a 2 camera shoot, you can probably tell the wide cam is of a poorer quality, it's also why I had to go for 4:3 as it's my old camera. But it did the job.

    I had the setup to film an interview with my Grandfather, once we were finished I hopped in the chair myself.

    This was all done in 1 straight take, with a few pauses cut out for flow purposes.

    I would have liked to have done more arty extreme close ups and more hand shots but by this time I was all by myself and had no one to operate the camera, so it was very difficult.

    So yes, the main 'close up' shot wasn't framed particularly well, and I think I slouched a bit too which didn't help and I wasn't able to constantly monitor my shot.

    I was considering starting over but I ran out of time as had to clear all the kit away.

    I suppose you learn from these things though. I won't try to film an interview with myself, by myself again anytime soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay_9 View Post
    This was all done in 1 straight take, with a few pauses cut out for flow purposes.
    Impressive indeed.
    Tim

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    You're nuts boyo...Nicely done though

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    Quote Originally Posted by solway View Post
    You're nuts boyo...Nicely done though
    Nuts I am indeed! Surely it helps in this business though?
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    A clever idea on a very strange subject indeed. To be honest I still don't know if I like it or dislike it. It's brave because it's so strange, unless of course your a professional actor in which case I would imagine its fairly straight forward stuff. It's certainly a film you will look back on fondly I think as the years roll by.

    I think it would have benefited from having a black background so that its just you in the picture and I agree much tighter shots.

    I would not have the balls to do a film like this so I take my hat off to you.

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