Last edited by salfordonline; 12-01-2011 at 01:08 AM.
I think it's very good salfordonline.I would probably have taken a different approach on it but theres no way to say whether it would be any better or worse. The one criticism I have would be on the one video transition. It's 99% straight cuts from shot to shot but there is 1 dissolve in there. I find consistency gives a better finished product. There could be some cleanup with the audio as well. But overall, its quite good.
But what do I know. I'm just some guy.
Dude - any criticism is good and I appreciate you taking the time. I take your point about the one dissolve. And I agree the audio needs work. Wireless mics are apparently the way forward.
Incidentally, what would you have done differently?
I like it - and the sculpture too - the only thing that leaps out at me is the lack of tripod - virtually every shot outdoors has shake - and that for me is offputting. Other than that, nice job.
EDIT - Just watched again... I think the background noise in the cafe is an issue, not major, but something to watch out for in future interviews..
Last edited by Andy Lockwood; 12-01-2011 at 09:18 AM.
Cheers for the reply Andy. I am agreeing with you about the audio the more times I watch it. I'm using a Panasonic Lumix DMW-M51 wired shotgun mic at the moment but think I'l have to find some cheap wireless mics as they keep getting recommended to me for better audio. Incidentally, I was using a tripod outdoors, what am I doing wrong if the footage is still shaky? It's quite a light camera, a Panasonic TM700. The tripod is a Manfrotto 701RC2.
You need to let go of the camera when you are not panning.what am I doing wrong if the footage is still shaky?
I liked the piece. I agree with the others on the sound issue but I would also have liked to have the sound of the sculpture more prominent.
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Yes I was thinking the same thing that MidnightBlue mentioned. If it were me I would have put in some hearty sounds that are produced by the sculpture. Or I would have forgotten to, and wished I did in hindsight. But I understand that it may have not been an option on the day you shot this piece if it wasn't a windy day.
You guys are awesome. Thanks for taking the time to watch and critique, it's really appreciated. You're making me want to post everything I shoot here!