August 12, 2016 at 12:11PM, Edited August 12, 12:12PM

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My first film with a very stylized look. What do you think?

Me and a Filmmakerfriend visited Tokyo back in April, and brought our camera with us, to do some kind of vacationmovie.

Our Idea was to record sounds of the City, to produce a beat out of that, and to put a kind of musicvideo on top of that beat, with the footage we filmed.

I would like to hear what you think of the outcome!

Especially from some of the experienced colourists!
Coming from a camerabackground I only started to get into Davinci at the start of this year, and I have been hooked eversince!
At work, beeing more in a nonfiction narrative environment, the grading has to be neutral most of the time, so here we seized the opportunity to go a little more extreme:)
I would like to hear what you think of the grading, things that are unprofessional, too extreme unfitting etc.
I am asking this because this can be a very good learning experience for us, you guys propably see mistakes we are not even aware of!

So hope you Enjoy what we put together and have some hints where we can improve!

https://vimeo.com/177991398

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Great job! Super!
Very creative and the music works really well!

With respect to color grading, the cool blue look looks really well, but perhaps slightly overused. The warmer looks do not always work. For example 1:53 - 2:09 I think has so many opportunities to get something really warm but still colorful.

Quite a few shots seems to have missed exact focus a tad. Opening titles perhaps a bit on the long end.

But overall very impressive!

August 12, 2016 at 12:50PM

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Cary Knoop
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Thank you Cary, for your time and your feedback!

Joshua Zonnekein

August 14, 2016 at 1:00PM, Edited August 14, 1:00PM

Really nice job for a first film. I think it is way too long though. I would have tried to make a film like that under 3 min. Maybe even under two. It's never good when your main reaction is "how much longer is this?" The fade to black transitions really got to me after a while. The whole thing seems too blue to me.

August 20, 2016 at 10:39AM

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