A&P First attempt at video, what dya think?

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  1. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    Did a "photography and video" class in college, which was a complete joke. Lecturer never showed up, for the whole 6 months his input was, "do a music video, don't use much stock video, try and put some photos in it".
    So I decided to make use of the lack of direction and go a bit nuts for my first attempt. I haven't recieved one piece of advice on this any aspect, so anything would be good :) (Don't tear me a new one though, the video is done in my mind!)

    All video shot with a shitty sony video cam

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  2. Jbrown

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    :eek3: If that is your first video ever. That was pretty fucking awesome! :bowdown: :cool:
     
  3. Venthor

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    wow, that was superb.

    i liked the beginning a lot. couldnt watch it with sound though (at work).
    awesome cuts, sometimes the fast cuts using two scenes (the flickering effect) didnt do it for me though.

    if this is your first vid, i can only :bowdown: to you. your footage was creepy and stylish. i can tell that a lot of work went into this (post production).

    post moar soon!
     
  4. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    Thanks man!

    Thanks, the i might ave gone overboard with the flcikering between video and photography, it helped to remove the amateurish feeol to the home video and increase tension.
     
  5. Spurious

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    That could have been a lot worse.

    Problems:
    Hand at the end was terrible.
    Repetitiveness of scenes, specifically eye and knife struggle, should have been shorter or more varied.
    Find a better way to produce noise, or do it as a filter layer. It seems really harsh and amateur when compared to everything else.
    Blur-to-the-beat was overused.
    Red sky was kind of meh, I would have liked the same PP or black and white maybe.

    Good:
    Processing was excellent. I hate it when people overuse this style on photos, because it's out of place and without tone, but the video subject and music give it context.
    Knife against the mirror. The hand could have been a little more stable (I might have considered faking it with a still) and when he goes across the mirror it's a little more "loose" than I would have liked but the effect was really good.
    Subject jumps were good but a little subtle.
     
  6. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    You sure that wasn't stock footage? I think Reznor might have been proud. :eek3:
     
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    That was really awesome. What program did you use?
     
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    but for a first try, that was pretty damn good. If my first try at safe sex was done as well as that, I wouldn't be writing a $500 check every month. I'll give you a :bowdown:
     
  9. Jbrown

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    I think it's damn awesome. The mood matched great with the song.
     
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    Awesome man!
     
  11. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  12. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    I couldn't think of a suitable way of ending it.
    There is a lot of repitition in it, that's down to time constraints, there are way too many doors being opened also.
    When you say the noise is harsh and amateurish "compared to everything else", what do you mean everything else? I did just through in animated noise into it just so the photo's didn't look so flat.
    I used so much blur to beat to try and keep each scene going, not much really happens in the vid.
    I tried some different colours on the sky, but it didn't flow as easily from the eye scene, the two scenes use pretty much the same colours.

    Thanks for the C&C!

    Cheers man.

    75% premiere, I used after effects for a few effects

    lol :)

    Thanks!

    Thanks!
     
  13. bobasaur

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    awesome
     
  14. Jonny Chimpo

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    user name, av, video....I sense a trend forming. lulz.

    Seriously though, that was pretty damn awesome. I have no real comments, just that for a first effort it's really good. Definitely keep going.
     
  15. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Let that be a lesson to you, anal sex rules.
     
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    the editing was incredible! amazing first attempt! the repetition did get old, but overall, amazing job. :bowdown:
     
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    I see a bright future for you making B slasher movies.







    seriously, good job.
     
  18. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    Thank you

    Thank you

    Agree with the repetition, Thank you

    Thank you.

    Thank you all for your great comments, really appreciate it guys :hug:
     
  19. barto

    barto you and your...third dimension

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    awesome man! totally fits NIN
     
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    Great job, coming from a news background I really appreciate the effects you used!
     

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