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    Here's my latest downhill video. My fourth one in total, and I think probably my favourite.

    In my others I used a Glidecam as well as a Glidetrack, but this time just my track. It made it a lot more cinematic, I'm pretty pleased! Some shots were a little darker than I hoped, but that's what you get in a forest I suppose :P

    I've seen quite a lot of great extreme sports videos on here, so I'm keen to see what you guys think. Let me know




    Joe

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    I definitely liked it. You could work a bit on focus pulling though. What did you do for color grading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXLRay View Post
    I definitely liked it. You could work a bit on focus pulling though. What did you do for color grading?
    Thanks. What was wrong with my pull focussing, may I ask? I graded in FCP X, just using the standard colour tools - made the blacks more blue, highlights a slight orangey yellow, and the fiddled with the mids to get an even finish.

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    You worked a lot with shots that were out of focus where I was actually looking at. One thing that comes to my mind is that for bike videos close ups of gears and shifting usually work fine.

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    That's how focus works... it's supposed to draw the eye. Close ups of gears is a little cliche for me.

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    Artistically it worked quite well for me although the overall look was somehow a bit "muddy" (I don't mean dirty or indistinct, rather "brown"). I loved the camera movement and many shots worked particularly well. I wasn't sure about cutting to the larking about towards the end - particularly as it went on rather too long for my taste. Don't get me wrong, it's good to show the human side, the personalities, but its introduction 2/3 of the way through seemed rather strange.
    I'd like to see you apply your talents/craft to something that has a bit more content - a film that takes the viewer on a journey - rather than a snapshot.
    Tim

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    I mean actually sequences like 0:45 or 1:35 when I wanted to be pulled into the action but the focus didn't let me.

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