2008 November 3rd, 02:34
Here's a Vimeo of my rough edit. There is no color correction, but the audio has been normalized. Vimeo's compression seems to have whacked the audio quite hard: the ambient track, I recorded on a Zoom H4, is hard to hear and the lav doesn't sound anywhere near as nice as it does on the DVD version.
-HV20 with CPL
-Libec DV650 (fluid-head stick)
-Azden wireless lav (UHF)
-Zoom H4 (ambient hard to hear on Vimeo version)
It was shot in HDV 60i and edited with FCP in SD.
The five sequences run for 18 mins.
2008 November 3rd, 02:47
Audio here came in gorgeous! Clear as a bell, and nice bass.
Not sure if you are going to CC it, but it doesn't need it in my opinion.
It could of done with a reflector though, especially in the opening shot.
Didn't watch the whole thing...crappy internet connection here.
2008 November 3rd, 02:58
Thanks for your generous comments
There was only the talent, myself and the talent's GF, she did the reflector for us, but it could've been a bit closer (bless her heart).
Don't you think that the light needs evening out between sequences?
Appreciate you having a look.
2008 November 3rd, 03:16
I didn't watch past half, but I think those sort of things are pretty much forgiven given the subject matter. But yeah, if you can even them out, I'd definitely do that.
Originally Posted by HueyNRolf
You could maybe highlight the guy a bit more, in the opening shot. He's a little dark and not very removed from the background.
Looking and sounding great though, all-in-all.
2008 November 3rd, 04:51
Yeah, I wonder if that opening shot was a bad choice of background? It might be possible to improve it by brining up the mids and contrast in post. I deliberately underexposed everything a tad with the intention of correcting later.
Anyways, it's looking like we'll have to shoot it again in the spring... the talent want's to lose some weight. So, any advice at this stage would be really helpful for the next one.
2008 November 3rd, 11:40
Looks really good, but as other pointed out:
In the first couple of shots, and I think on one of the later shots....half of your face is in shadow. You definately want to try to get even lighting across the face.
Also, with some of those same shots, it seems kind of "dark". The middle scenes were alot better as the contrast was alot more "vivid".