September 20, 2016 at 6:54AM

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Nature Park Mellerdall

Hey folks,
Some friends and I produced a short video for a nature festival (amateur category). Unfortunately we didn't get selected.

Now what I wanted to ask you is, what do you think about the movie. In order to improve our video and editing skills for future videos, I'd like to know what you think about the video in terms of framing, camera movement, sound, editing, cc... As far as now, this is the best video we've come up with so it is a good example of what we are able to do at the moment.

So I'd really be interested to know what you guys think about it and in which areas we need to develop the most. We're looking for constructive feedback :)

Also if you know some other festivals we could enter our Video to, pls let me know.

So here is the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qREg-lojMc

As for the cameras we used a Sony A6300, an A7s and a DJI Phantom 3 professional

Many thanks in advance.

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Knowing the theme, or description of the contest will help give some better feedback. Overall, the footage looks great! Good grading overall, and nice smooth motion throughout. Personally, I think that the overall voice over was too slow. It slowed the entire pace of the piece down, and made it drag along. I found myself skipping forward, instead of sitting back. I understand how you made it a story, by personifying the park, but there wasn't enough development happening to keep me attached. The music was also really dark for this piece. I would be afraid to go here, with a park having a deep dark voice, and such slow, suspenseful music. I do like the stark contrast between the beginning home video style, and the cinematic style, but I feel like the beginning may have been 'too' home movie style. It's almost hard to watch, with the heavy pixelation, and blown out whites. I've never been a fan of the camera data overlays myself, but that's just personal preference. Overall, I certainly don't think this is bad, in any sense of the term! Color was good, cinematography was good, audio quality was good, but the story felt too slow, and not as engaging, and story is always king.
You've got some good work there, though! Best of luck to you guys on future projects.

October 23, 2016 at 11:13PM

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