2009 August 29th, 03:30
Test Fight For New Film
Whelp im taking the plunge into making my first full film soon. I won't reveal the story just yet but this was a brief thing my friends and I filmed in prep of it. I'm awaiting the arrival on my microphone so we went out and shot I guess you can say a first cut of the first fight of the film. Mainly to see when we film the real things, what needs to be fixed and how to do it and also to make sure the two main fighters could fit their role in action. I would really like some critique and such. Im a noob at Color Correction and pretty much tossed it in at random. The fight is meant to be brief, thus the more relaxed music as it will be a lot more intense as the film progresses. Any tips as to what colors in the CC would better support this feeling? Really anything would help. Or if anything didn't feel right let me know since the best way to make a great film in my opinion, is the understand the audience
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmRAo7B_QC0"]YouTube - Town Test Fight[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJTV4DIOss"]YouTube - town end test[/ame]
Last edited by DevinWho; 2009 August 29th at 04:25.
2009 August 29th, 03:38
Very cool footage, quick arms!
The main thing that stood out to me was the delay between when someone gets hit and when they react to the pain.. For example, one of your punches knocked the man in the blue shirt to the ground but there was about a whole second between when he got punched and when he was "suffering" from the blow. Personally I'd speed this up to make for a suspenseful and continuous fight scene.
Additionally, for coloring, the video would look superb if given a "raw" color tone.. by this I mean not too much color saturation, slightly increased contrast, and some lighting aimed at the main objects of focus (i.e. fighters). The raw effect would feel "cold" and not so warm as in your video. The warmth almost makes the fight scene seem fake in a way..
Fighting like this is not something people see on a regular basis, so definitely milk your moves for what they're worth. Use some good lighting to focus on the objects fighting and not too much color saturation. This way shots won't be too 'colorfully confusing' (if that makes sense) and all eyes will be on the fight. I'd also limit the camera movement a bit. The fighting style has so much movement itself that the camera movement is taking away from the fighting art that is taking place. Keep it moving, but maybe not as much.
Keep it up, and good luck with the rest of your filming.
2009 August 29th, 04:36
Thank you. As far as the first video. We were trying to keep it brief as in the film it will only be a short encounter in which the antagonist makes short work of the protagonist. I'd like to figure out a way to better convey what i was hoping to do with the delayed reaction. It was meant to appear that he stood up believing he was ok but the attack in fact is causing him internal pain.
And I completely agree with the CC. I couldn't figure out what to do with it exactly and after I uploaded it, i realized just how badly it was done. Way too orange. I cant seem to really give it a mid day feel. Any time I CC it feels like the end of the day or the morning
Thank you so much for the criticism and I hope to receive more
2009 August 29th, 04:53
I thought it looked good, I agree with the first poster, that there is too long of a delay between the punch and the pain, Also I thought the skin tone was too close to the back wall, they both looked a bit too orange for me. Maybe try something with more contrast.
2009 August 29th, 04:56
Heres one with the color correction toned down A LOT more as well as the feeling changed from warm to cold
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKKUdWST-eA"]YouTube - Town Color Change[/ame]
2009 August 30th, 01:27
2009 September 4th, 10:04
I was really looking forward to seeing this but your removed it!