That was a great little video. What a character - really pulled me in. I think you were absolutely right not to re-record.
Don't get too worried about the sound - so long as it's not so bad that it's off putting, when the content is as engaging as this, it doesn't matter.
This was really nicely put together - a good mix of live interview, informative shots and just artisting illustrative shots.
My only negative would be the rather strange composition of the shots of Darren talking to the camera. His head is rather small in the frame - which I'd take as a positive in this instance as it sort of implies he's in the supporting role with the camper taking the lead - but it is bang in the middle of the shot. There's too much headroom and it would be more normal to shift him to the left r right of the frame (checkout the rule of thirds)
Very brave opening: the same shot held for ages with nothing happening. But it was absolutely perfect for setting the scene and pace.
A big thumbs up from me and a definite candidate for VOTM. The concept of "Me and my..." has many possibilities and I look forward to seeing more in the series.
Fabulous, This is documentary film making as it should be done. Get a "bit of a character" get him to talk about what he loves, equals winning formula. If the rest of the series is as good as this I see TV calling at your door. I've always wanted to do this kind of thing.
seemingly the docu has been well received on the VW forum Daz frequents. there are a number of issues I'm not happy with... some cannot be corrected in PP so Ive decided to leave it as it is and use the experience as part of the learning curve.
Yes, darren is most definitely a "character" and a genuinely nice guy. incidentally hes also my anchor man for another project in the pipeline.
here he is describing his new GPS in an out take form the me and my VW camper van docu .....