December 29, 2016 at 8:33AM

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Would like some feedback

Hello there,
Recently I directed my first video clip and I would like some feedback in order to learn from my mistakes and keep getting better.
here is the link :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNOQBWia0KY

thank you,

p.s one-man crew here.

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A super job!

December 29, 2016 at 3:29PM, Edited December 29, 3:29PM

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Cary Knoop
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Thank you Cary :)

anthony frank

December 30, 2016 at 10:45AM

Hey Anthony,

First off, cool video. I had no idea that instrument even existed. Great location shooting. You had some really nice tracking shots. Good color grading too!

If I were watching this for a class and had to give constructive criticism:
- Drone shot at 1:26, you can see the propellor. Maybe crop in a bit up top?
- Did you use a lot of digital zooms? I think I noticed a few and they were sort of off-putting.
- Some of your b-roll seemed very random; more style than substance. I'd go through and make sure every clip of b-roll says something about the song, the previous or following shot.
- At points throughout, you cut the shots to the downbeat of the music. This is cool every once in a while, but if you do it back-to-back too much it can become distracting -- then I'm watching the cuts, not the video.

Overall great job!

December 29, 2016 at 6:54PM

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Alex Crowson
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Thank you for your answer Alex :)

You have right about all the points you mentioned.
About the editing, cutting to the downbeat was my main technique until now (it is a lot easier). I believe I will change that and start cutting by emotion.

Thank you again for your response

anthony frank

December 30, 2016 at 10:50AM

Great video! 1 thing that you could do better is maybe use the wide angle lens correction filter in your editing software for your drone shots, it would make it look a little better but just my opinion, Great work!

December 31, 2016 at 3:56AM

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Wow, I was not aware that a filter exists. Will check it right now.
Thank you very much ! :)

anthony frank

January 3, 2017 at 1:42PM

This was really cool... only thing i have and its me nitpicking is that you could try to kee a warmer skin tone and thats a thematic observation... carol of the bells is supposedly warm so although the air is frigid, the warmth of the music could be reflected with warm skin tone. Apart from that and the Wide angle distortion .. this was really nice!

January 3, 2017 at 9:24AM

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Wentworth Kelly
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Thank you man, appreciate it!
I must admit that you are actually right and many people are telling me that I have "over-cooled" the image in colour grading. As for the wide angle distortion and as I said to a previous comment I wasn't aware that a filter exists.
Thank you again :)

anthony frank

January 3, 2017 at 1:45PM

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