University of Oregon Cinema Studies / Director / Trade Jack
Thanks a lot! It's just a little intimidating but I have been working hard on a plan and I'm ready!
Good luck to you Stephen!
I have been borrowing cameras from family and friends for years, but I am FINALLY investing in my own kit. So my goal for this year is to simply make money from my photography and videography.
jamendo.com is another great one!
As everyone else says, it will depend on the client -- just ask what works best for them!
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!