Hey Michael, thanks for the feedback. The guys with the bat definitely does feel a little jarring upon reflection-- theyre supposed to be unexplained, but it doesnt play.
For the color grade: we originally graded a high contrast, punchy version, but the band wanted a low contrast look-- so we worked with them to find one we thought worked well. For me personally, most of my work I grade is usually pretty high contrast and with deep shadows, so it was a change to do this light grade--- and I agree, I don't think i'd do it again.
those are both really cool points-- wish I'd considered keying the music a little more to the color scheme; I think we got a little bogged down in the narrative and forgot about the song in some respects.
and that's a really good idea with the handle grab and the blood, and just the general idea of making sure those kinds of props and cues interact with the environment more-- thanks for the tip on that.
Thank you so much again for all this really awesome feedback-- it's super helpful for next time.
Hey Michael! Thanks for the feedback.
On the flat grade, I go back and forth-- we originally graded it with really deep blacks and high contrast, and it felt too crushed and murky. We presented both options to the band and they definitely preferred the flat, so that was kinda the route for it. But I see your point. Here's a WIP version of the higher contrast grade-- obvs not final so its sloppy https://vimeo.com/192631480/76fb6e0ca7 (different aspect ratio too).
On the hand-- not to say its not an issue, but I dont know if I quite agree it's a cut and dry continuity error-- it's simply showing the back of the hand as opposed to the front; the blood was only on the palm. I know there wouldn't be an issue with the blood being absent, as both those shots were actually from the same continuous take. That said, if it comes across that way, that's worth noting on my end for the future-- could also have been helped with simply just going heavier on the blood, too, to make it clearer.
As for the disorientation for the source of blood, it was 100% intentional-- we didn't want the injury to be clear until that pan-up shot of her walking, even though we show it in the silhouette briefly.
That said- intent doesn't matter if it didn't come across right, so thanks for pointing this out. Will have to figure out a better approach next time.
thanks again for the feedback!
yeah and Bloom is also a domestic abuser, so i'd personally prefer if people stopped giving him the time of day
Very important addendum RE: the app-- it doesnt work on XAVC, at least last i checked. it only allows for AVCHD recording
Yeah-- I think I'm gonna do this, this makes the most sense. Thanks.