View Full Version : short tattoo project (3 minutes)
11-17-2003, 01:06 AM
I've removed the link to the media, out of respect to the copyright issue pointed out below. if you'd really like to see the footage, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. it's not spectacular, so don't all rush at once.
11-19-2003, 04:38 PM
Do you have a link for us????????? :P ::) :o
11-19-2003, 05:14 PM
Gregi - click the last sentence of his post for the link...
pubic hair! *:o (Actually I was hoping for more *:P)
Nice effort. Two comments: light your interview subjects better (esp. the guy in the alley). And then, I'm not sure what the point was. Whose (who's?) story are you trying to tell? The guy giving the tatoo or the one getting it?
Also - re: music. As content creators ourselves - if we don't respect other people's copyrights, who will?
After rereading my post, I came off sounding more critical than I wanted to. You camera work was actually pretty good. Some nice DOf in the tatoo shop itself. And the piece was engaging. Maybe there doesn't need to be a "story". Keep up the good work.
11-19-2003, 05:19 PM
Thanks Peter 24........... sometimes......... hell you know what I mean.......... hahahahahahahaha
11-20-2003, 12:47 AM
You make great points. As this was a student production for a class, I wasn't worried about copyrights when throwing it together--however, posting it on the internet is a different case altogether. As for the story: I agree, the editing makes it unclear. This is what happens when you have two hard-nosed indiviuals--each with his own vision--co-edit a project, in several hours. So it goes.
The assignment was to interview someone about his or her 'first time' doing something. In this case, the emphasis was to be on the tattoo artist's first time tattooing. While filming B-roll at another tattoo parlor, we ran in to this kid getting his first tattoo, and thats when things got messy, story-wise. the only part of the project I liked was the copyright-infringing musical sequence ;). I had fun racking focus, pulling all the DOF out of the dvx I could, and messing around with various angles. About your sounding critical: please, criticize! It's how I learn! And, for the most part, we're in agreement, so I've taken no offense.
In regards to lighting in the alley: I was going for a dark, gritty feel, and I went too far. I suppose that is what I get, using the flip-out screen to judge brightness.
All the best,