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10-22-2003, 02:10 PM
I just finished editing a music video that I shot using the DVX100 and edited in Vegas 4. You can view it on my website at http://www.perceptionfilms.com
10-22-2003, 02:24 PM
I'm sure many of us would like to check it out, however, your site is not available.
10-22-2003, 04:58 PM
I saw it. Posted my comments on 2-Pop.
http://www.2-pop.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=PanasonicAGDVX100Camera&Nu mber=634947&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=14&fpart= 1
10-22-2003, 05:54 PM
Try this link http://perceptionfilms.com/
10-22-2003, 07:26 PM
I agree with Peter's comments on 2-pop -- your effort shows.
Some observations -- and I mean this stuff only constructively:
Get some more movement. Motion pictures are about MOTION. SHOW more. Most of the video is of, more or less, a talking head who wasn't all that animated. Get him to do more. Or, show more people who do.
I don't know if the uneven zoom was intentional, but sometimes, you just have to cut your losses and toss bad footage. An alternative in this case would be to freeze the frame and use Vegas to do a zoom for you. I was impressed that your camera was really steady in the moving car shots (and did you just get lucky with the lightning, or is that post?), but wobbly and/or uneven shots will knock somebody out of the spirit of the moment pretty quickly.
But don't take it the wrong way -- just keep putting in the effort.
10-22-2003, 09:14 PM
Yeah. I agree with you. I learned a lot from making this video. The first thing. Shoot a lot more footage next time. This music video was actually something I shot during the filming of my movie. I used the DVX100 to film that also. I wasn't planning on a music video. Ricky B the rapper was out here for 4 day to film his scenes in the movie and I just threw out the idea. Maybe we should make a music video for the song. Next time I will plan a little better and get full body shots also.
10-22-2003, 10:37 PM
I disagree that lots of movement should take place in a film or video. You can create very artistic videos and films with out the need of lots of movement. Sometimes lots of movement is just covering up the videographers creative imagination and is just an easy way out of a composition. Plus I haven't seen any work that you have posted on the site to compare with.
10-23-2003, 04:42 AM
I didn't say "lots of," I just said "more." And I meant it constructively.
10-23-2003, 08:46 AM
Not a bad effort considering there was not much planning. My personal taste in music videos is for cuts and movement. Almost like if you turned the volume down, you could still feel the beat and have a sense of the mood or drive of the piece. I saw this video working especially when there were quick cuts.
Keep it up. Every one you do will be better and better.
10-23-2003, 03:26 PM
That's pretty much what I was getting at, too. Upbeat music videos do much better when they're energetic.
And they're quite ambitious, so kudos for trying to take one on as an early effort -- and let us know when the film is posted.
10-23-2003, 03:30 PM
Plus I haven't seen any work that you have posted on the site to compare with.
10-23-2003, 11:18 PM
Yeah, I think you guys were comparing movies to music video style. MUSIC VIDEOS these days does have a lot more movement as far as camera work but I think you guys are both right. As far as filmmaking? You don't always have to have a lot of camera movement to tell a good story.
I was quite surprised the video was shot with the Panny. The upload must not do it any justice.
10-24-2003, 11:25 AM
It looks a lot better on DVD. ;)
10-24-2003, 02:35 PM
I also want to add that I wanted the music video to be like a short film. The guy watching the TV is addicted to TV. The characters seen in the video are actually people he goes out and helps in the movie.