HDSLR (very) Short Film. C&C.

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is a short film I shot as a preview for an upcoming film of mine. This is to work as a preview for the film. A trailer of sorts. Stay tuned for the full film in the coming weeks!

    Equipment:
    Nikon D300s
    Nikon 50mm F/1.8D
    Sigma 180mm F/3.5 EX DG HSM APO IF Macro
    Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 AT-X PRO
    Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8II EX DG HSM IF


    Stability and Support:
    Manfrotto 501 HDV
    Manfrotto 804 RC2
    Manfrotto 055XPROB
    Cinemover camera dolly (moveyourcamera.com)
    4x4x8' wooden plank as dolly track

    Take a look and please let me know what you think! It's a working title, so nothing permanent. Make sure to watch in full screen, 720p, and with the speakers up.
    :mrgreen:



    Mark


     
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    Hi Mark,

    A friend of mine films weddings for a living and I was somewhat reminded by some of your panning technique.

    A couple suggestions:

    1. The music with the high pitched chimes are ear splitting throughout. I think if you could remove them or tone them down, that would help quite a bit.
    2. We live in a world where trailers are incredibly fast-paced. We're used to consuming lots of information in fleeting seconds. A few of these shots were held too long and lost my interest. If you can jam more material in and use some more jump-cutting, I think the trailer will improve.

    Regards,
     
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    1) Thank you for your reply. For the tones you're talking about, that's kind of the point. I chose that track to create tension. I can see how they could be a bit overbearing, however. So, I'll consider it. ;)
    2) That wasn't the feel I was really going for here. I didn't want a fast-paced, action-packed trailer. It's not that kind of film. Thank you, though.

    Thanks again!
    Mark

    EDIT: Oh, and I suppose I should probably say these weren't snippits of scenes from the already-made movie. This was a completely separate piece. More like a prelude than a trailer, I suppose.
     
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    I'm impressed, very professional looking and I want to know what it is about now.
     
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    Thank you. You'll see shortly. The film will be produced shortly after my D800 comes in. :mrgreen:

    Mark
     
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    Very nice!

    I wish I had the patience and time to make things like this.
     
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    Making-of photos to be up tomorrow. It took 4 hours of shooting, and 5 hours of editing (albiet on-and-off) to throw this together. It's really about having a plan, and executing it. Otherwise, you'll spend the rest of your life making one film. :lol: This is just my first real foray into narrative-making, though. So, I'm no pro either. For all I know, I could have make a 2-hour job into a whole day ordeal. :lmao:

    Thanks for your kind words! :hugs:

    Mark
     
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    :thumbup: :thumbup: two thumbs up

    But that was effin creepy bro!
     
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    That was hella cool! Nice cinematography, well complemented by the subtly creepy soundtrack. I agree with fokker: very professional looking.
     
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    Outstanding Quality... if trailer is meant to evoke curiosity, this must be called a real success..... really waiting :D
     
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    Well-done for the most part. But it looked like there was a big sensor dust bunny in the upper part of the frame--that was, uh,distracting...

    Good music! A weird vibe, all the way around.
     
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    Haha, it was supposed to be! Thanks! :D

    Wuhoo! Thanks alot! :)

    Bingo. Thank youuuu. :mrgreen:

    Yeah. That damned dust spot got in there mid-shoot and I didn't realize until editing. I wasn't in the most DSLR-friendly location, as you can tell. :lol:

    Thanks again everyone! :hugs:
    Mark
     

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