Hello, from Greece! Some very nice shots there, i really enjoyed them!
Since you asked, based on his reel, i like to learn about the cinematographer as much as i can. Does he light well his shots? What's his style and prefered projects? Why should i hire him? Your reel had some amazing daylight shots and well lit interviews, but also some low light shots, in white wall rooms, with colors struggling. This confused me a little. I would only keep the best shots, that i'm really proud of and best describe my style, even if this meant a shorter reel.
Audiowise, I felt some sound effects where extremely loud and i felt a little weird with the emergency room - heart stops beating part in the end - I'm sure there's a hidden meaning behind that, but what was it? Was that message so important so to be included in your reel?
Anyway, nice reel and keep creating!
Misensception! What seemed like a single infographic, turned out to be a multi-layered experience. All you need to enjoy it, is plenty of free time and a fast scrolling mouse.
I know i may sound bitter for no reason, it's just a prize, but i think every promotion/competition like this should have:
- a clear statement that this is an advertisement
- a clear mention of what giving away your email means
- an estimation of the chance of winning, in percentage.
Things that should be added in this promotional campaign:
"Giving away your mail, you have to agree to receive newsletters from us and/or other affiliate companies (our newsletters/advertisments will reach thousands of people, a compaign which would cost us a vast amount of money otherwise. But you have a one in a million chance to win the minimum prize we were willing to offer).
Our official rules are a small paragraph long. The entrance to win the prize is void where prohibited. But we didn't have time to mention where it is prohibited. We will take your email anyway".
Hi there! I like the colors when the man is talking. There was a problem with his audio, that was passing only through my left speaker for some secs. I felt there was too much fast motion though, like you tried to compress a longer doc into 1 min, not that it was meant to be a minute in the first place. Thank you for sharing. Good luck!
The quality decrease in the warp stabilized footage, might be from the scaling and cropping that the effect applies to the source. So it's pretty logical and not the same thing as the tiny vibrations caused by the optical stabilizer motor inside the lens or camera bodies. I'll take the opportunity to mention that a project filled with warp stabilized clips, will take much longer to load and initially take more ram. This might seem obvious to most editors, but i've been through times, with less ram installed, i thought that warp stabilizer, beyond initial rendering, was a breeze for my system resources.
Premiere's h.264 encoder is not the best out there. Most problems with banding begins with this poor encoder.
I would export a scene with your vignettes(just a small scene, to check the results in no time) from Premiere, using a very solid codec like DNxHD(at least 120Mbps) in a QuickTime package. Then encode this large export file into a h.264 mp4 file, using a program like Handbrake. In Handbrake, I would use one of the "very slow" settings and in case i had added noise in my footage, i would choose the grain preset, to preserve that grain.
This adds one extra encoding step in your workflow, but most of the times it produces extraordinary results, especially compered to the native Premiere's encoder. And somehow, it seems to hold much better to the exhausting re-encoding that YT does to the uploaded videos.