February 1, 2015 at 11:15PM

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Short film shot on Canon 7D- quality question

Hello everyone. This film was my directing debut and I want to get feedback on the quality. I shot this on a Canon 7D with a 24mm & 50mm lens. All editing was done in Adobe Premiere. I didn't install Magic lantern, just the default firmware.

Lighting was always a challenge, but I tried to power through it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eoemxhmpO0

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Please don't take any of my comments personally...

Considering that you shot everything with the Canon 7D ( probably the last camera I would choose to shoot a film with ) I think that the look of your short is fine.

However, I am not a big fan of having to read lots of text on the screen, so my first change would be to nuke all of the text and replace it with a narrator who verbally tells your story. ( for the text-message scene I would treat the text like a smart-phone app does, and either have animated text "bubbles" on screen or simply cut to a close up of a phone with the actual text message )

I also think your music choices could be better, and would explore finding music that's less generic than what you currently have. I think that better music will add value to what you've already put together in this short.

February 3, 2015 at 6:10PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

February 13, 2015 at 11:37PM

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Brent Parker
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It's all in the filmmaker's ability to work with the tool he has - this guy pulled an amazing short film out of the 7D - 4 years ago.

February 15, 2015 at 8:08PM

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February 15, 2015 at 8:09PM

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The 7D is an awesome camera once you know how to get done what you want to get done with it and also understanding it's limitations. Your short was not bad, the endless reading though was gonna be the death of me lol but it was good. keep it up and you shoudl try out the picture profile called vision color tech, it'll set you back about 10 bucks but its really kool to use.

February 15, 2015 at 10:00PM

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Wentworth Kelly
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Lena Dunham's ( the creator of the HBO series "Girls" ) 2010 feature film "Tiny Furniture" and the popular 2011 feature film "Like Crazy" were both shot with the Canon 7D camera, so there's no reason to say that this camera is holding you back.

Tiny Furniture (2010)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tiny_furniture-2009/

Like Crazy (2011)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/like_crazy/

February 16, 2015 at 3:35PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Man you done a good job.
Only those text on the screen. I was not able to enjoy your shots as I was forced to read those text to understand what is going on. Also to add that equipment are not important, the story is. Believe me, I was pinned to your movie. Level of suspense is what hold me to the movie. well shot. Good job.

September 9, 2015 at 5:00PM

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Dibyendu Joardar
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