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September 25, 2011 at 9:12 PM #49227NicholasParticipant
I made a video for a 9/11 memorial in my town for them to show at the dedication. It went well but everyone in my area is either a potential client or still cant figure out why I color grade my footage, so I couldn’t get anything other than “very good” out of them. I would love any constructive criticism you can offer.
Side Note: What is a fair price for a video of this quality?
September 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM #201588socalguy27Participant
overall the video was good…
may i throw in a few suggestions for the future…
-carry the music through the credits
-use a steady cam or tripod to avoid the shaky shots
-use some transitions through the stills,
-need a full frame shot to show the final product…
all in all, good… you had some nice angles and footage for sure…
what camera-software did you use?
September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM #201589birdcatParticipant
Agree with Gabriel about carrying the music start to finish.
I would also add the compositing toward the end was already viewed footage and did not really add to the video.
Also, the content to credits ratio was pretty low – I would suggest adding a few minutes of non credit footage and/or photos.
September 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM #201590NicholasParticipant
Thanks so much for the advice. This is actually the short rushed version, so hopefully the long one will have a little more footage. About how obvious was it that most of the video had no stabilization? I tried using slow motion and good handheld technique, as well as working the shakes into the editing. To answer your question of what I used:
Cannon 60D with 18-200 f.35-5.6 Lens
Rode NTG-2 Microphone
Ronalde R44 Recorder
Less than $100 in cheap lights
Cheap Wallmart still tripod
Adobe Production Premium CS5
Magic Bullet Denoiser
I hope to get a little more equipment soon, and get a little better, but does anyone have an idea of what a video like this is worth? Also, could you explain what you mean by “the compositing toward the end.”
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