First significant video I've tried

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  1. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    I recorded a song a couple months ago and decided to make a video for it. I used free Corel demo software and my GX1 with various lenses. I'm mainly a stills person so I don't know if I'll do much more of this, but it was fun.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W52AQhy2P3o]Brain Squeeze - An Original Rock Instrumental - YouTube[/ame]
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    good stuff.....only real crit would be have more non band stuff, like the cars etc....particularly with an instrumental, endless shots of fretboards gets a little dull.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I kind of thought the same but got tired of the whole process so I just posted as it was.
     
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    looks good.

    good work
     
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    Excellent stuff. I liked all the different angles and DOF on the close ups. I kept waiting for the music tempo to speed up ala some Satriani tune though haha :smile:
     
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    Thank you! Its hard to get people to pay attention to swimming. its kind boring to whatch
     
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    Thanks Steven. I'm a big Satriani and Eric Johnson fan, and although I'll never be remotely in the same universe as them, I hope that I at least achieved something a little bit similar.
     
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    Great video. I like how you cut the shots with the beat of the music. I also like the various angles and the non performance shots were cool as well.

    It would also be cool if you had it in color then have certain shots in B&W so the various shots don't look too similar. I would also like if we had more face close ups, either of you or the drummer. It's good that most of your performance shots were on a tripod but if you are nifty with moving your cam hand held, you can get some great shots too. For instance a close up of your head then tilt down to the guitar playing, etc.

    The time lapse in the car footage was awesome as well!

    cheers!
     
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    Thanks for the compliments and useful feedback. I think the head shot and then tilting down to guitar playing would have been especially good. Originally I was going to make the bridge section of the song (starts with the dog shot) in color since it had more of a soft or happy feel. I was thinking blue sky with puffy clouds doing a slow rotation at ~7mm focal length. I tried a time lapse of the sky for that section but wasn't happy with how it turned out. In the end I went with all B&W since it helped hide inconsistent backgrounds and clothes in sections that I was too lazy to reshoot. I do agree that some color would have been better.
     

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