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09-07-2011, 09:58 PM

09-07-2011, 11:17 PM
What gamma mode did you use? Doesn't look like cinematone1/2, that might help with the distracting yellow shift you're getting in highlights.

A couple of suggestions:
-A lot of it could probably use a warmer white balance or some color grading
-Looks like one-camera coverage? if its only for a montage like this, it would be nice to try to get at least two different size shots for most actions so you can cut more between them to compress time or hide issues. It's tough to pull of with one camera but not impossible
-Tripod movements are a bit jerky, a fluid head might be a worthwhile investment
-Some of the compositions could be more interesting and more varied, wider wides and closer closeups
-It may be tough with the kit lens to keep exposures up at a good level, but some shots seemed a bit underexposed whereas I think this kind of content could benefit from slight overexposure to really make subjects pop

09-08-2011, 12:27 AM
I saw on youtube that it said you shot with a 50mm and an 85mm, I'd highly recommend a couple of wider lenses - a 35mm as a standard prime and something around 20mm for the wide-end. Both 50mm and 85mm are telephoto lenses on a S35mm sensor, and the footage felt a bit 'cramped' because of that - I find it a little uncomfortable to watch films without any wide-shots.

The music would really benefit from being a bit cheerier, although people were obviously crying with 'joy', tears and the song you used made it feel surprisingly sad.

The highlights did look quite rough and obviously video-ish, and I think I it could have benefitted from more of a colour grade.

Hope that helps!

09-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Thanks for all the help guys, good constructive criticism, I definately need some more work. I made the big mistake of stopping down my iris to exspose during the ceremony witch took away alot of my depth of field. I'm looking to get a tokina 11-16 or 35mm&20mm. Also a pocket dolly to make the shots a little more interesting. I totally messed up my picture profile, the original footage was full of red, I tried to fix it but I probably made it worse. Here is the original footage without any color correction. Also I'm still trying to figure out the best way to color grade on sony vegas, or should I just go magic bullets?


09-08-2011, 05:01 PM
Magic bullet is a fantastic plugin, I think you'll find the best thing about it is the speed and ease of use - so if you're doing your own colour-grading I'd highly recommend it, it's just quicker than fiddling about with other tools.

09-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Quick color grade test with sony vegas.
nikkor 50mm 1.4


09-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Good comments here; the one thing I'd add is absolutely get a tripod and/or monopod. Manfrotto's higher end video monopod (the 546-BHDV-1 I believe) works great with this camera; keeps things relatively steady if you can get a good grip on it. I was even able to shoot behind me in a moving car and have it be usable; handheld that would have just been a nightmare.

The shake is killer. It should only be minimal and used for effect, IMHO.

09-16-2011, 10:15 PM
I've been thinking about getting a new tripod head, I have a manfrotto 501 right now. In this video I was using a shoulder rig from cvp. http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/index.php?t=product/cvp_shoulder_mount