While this has some good points it also has some weak ones. I did like the use of real smoke with the shots of the lights behind the band and the smoke looked good. I didn't like the green screen keying out parts of the talent. Also the use of the lens flare effect didn't work for me. Some of the look of this seemed a bit dated like the psychedelic tiger strip background but I suppose that's just a personal taste thing.
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I found the vignette a bit too heavy for my taste and there seemed to be focus issues in the chromakey sessions. The musicians sometimes seemed slightly soft whereas the background was high-contrast pin sharp. All in all it was an effort to keep watching to the end.
Not bad, not awful but not "wow" either.
(Bear in mind that we're gonna be harsher on you than we would be with a new-boy.)
Yes, it does have the technical flaws mentioned above, but I rather liked it as a concept. In particular I liked the way you limited the number of effects/styles but they to progressed throughout the video. For example the graphics became busier, at points more colourful, and moved from behid the band, through the band until they were in front (I found the graphics in front remeniscent of Queen's vid for "A Kind of Magic", which can't be bad). Enjoyable and unlike Rob, I'd watch again.