Well he posted last night - there's that off chance he's working like I'm supposed to be doing...
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02-18-2008 12:40 PM
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02-18-2008 12:57 PM
Speaking of hand-held
I liked Luis's entry (Carry On).
He stuck to locked down, traditional compositions and only went to hand-held during the confrontation scene where the couple got very heated.
I found it to be very motivated and completely in serving of the subject matter.
02-24-2008 04:08 PM
I noticed a few unnecessary dolly moves and rack focuses. It comes with the territory a bit, especially for those with new equipment. I know I tend to over-use new techniques just so I get it out of my system... but also to really learn the do's and don'ts. Kind of like Photoshop newbies using Lens Flare in every picture (sweeeet).
02-24-2008 04:22 PM
On the other hand I have noticed that DVXuser look, ie: people are way better on these boards than the majority of the people I went to film school with (that was a bit of time ago now).
but still, say what you will about the look, but these films have got better in general.But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.-William Butler Yeats
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02-24-2008 05:22 PM
One of my top-three pics was "Remember When". I know some DVXUsers were dinging him for it, but I absolutely loved the simplistic beauty of his shots in the main dialogue scene, it felt very right.Formerly user 'shawneous'.
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02-24-2008 09:35 PM
I will say that locally I know SEVERAL graduates of NYU Film School and they couldn't produce anything even remotely as good as the top 5 of any fest for a while now. I brought my laptop to a pre-pro meeting last week... loaded with the top 8 or so entries... and I presented that as a bundle that I call "the soul crusher".
Yes there is some "DVXuser look" going on... but overall I'd chalk it up to new toys. I'm not bothered by it for the most part... because for me there aren't many flicks that are helped or hurt by the use of toys. I always said that people will forgive weirdness in the picture before they'll accept problems in the sound... and I still feel that way... but if the writing and acting is really good then I don't even notice a ham-fisted DP exploring a DOF or new crane anyway.
I'll warn you that I built a little jib recently and I'm going to be Jibby McJibb on my upcoming short for JibFest.