Opinions on my short summer/nature video?

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      Avatarhappyfrogs44
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      I've just made a short kinda summer/nature video and would like some feedback, advice and opinions.
      I love making videos and want to grow and grow with it, so anything would be greatly appreciated. It's nothing amazing, i'm no expert.. but I would like to be one day!

      If anyone's interested – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUNaFZAB1eI

  • #208335
    AvatarJohn
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    Hey,

     

    Nice work indeed. Edit is great and the music choice really lends itself to the piece.

     

    I guess my only real feedback is in terms of the font style/colour.

    I would recommend moving away from text outlines. I think you should remove the dark grey/black outline and try a few font colours that compliment the background, but don't necessarily blend into it.

     

    Also, it doesn’t need to be that size, nor in the middle. Try moving it to a corner or offsetting it a little at a smaller size. That might generate some intrigue, which is exactly what the entire video did for me. Just my opinion of course so you need not take it as a fact J.

     

    Also I like how short it is. Some people would have made this same video but it would have been 3 to 4 minutes long. Short and sweet and trim the fat.

     

    Again … Nice work

     

  • #208352
    AvatarDaniel Bruns
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    Hi happyfrogs44,

     

    You are a brave videographer indeed to invite opinions of a video on a forum! However, it is also a great way to get better at your craft so I congratulate you.

     

    I would also second John's opinion. A solid yellow font is an odd choice for the flow of your video and outlined text, unless for a children's television show or for a carnival, should always be avoided. It tends to look like the default text option in Final Cut Pro. I would also encourage you to use a thinner, whispier font placed in the lower third of your screen. I think that would lend itself well to the editing style and musical feel of your piece. 

     

    Other than that, I think it's a great start! If you just keep making videos like the one above, you'll get better in no time.

     

    Dan Bruns

  • #208353
    AvatarDaniel Bruns
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    Also John, I wanted to say that I thought your blog was really cool. I like the idea of being able to share your experience of diving into the video world with other people who may be in the same boat. I know that I'll be keeping tabs on your blog and hope to hear from you more often on Videomaker's forums!

     

    All the best,

     

    Dan Bruns

  • #208368
    AvatarDaniel Bruns
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    Thanks Jon! I just saw another post you made on video apps. Well done! I'll be seeing you around.

     

    Dan

  • #208361
    AvatarJohn
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    Really means a lot to me Daniel. I wanted to do something with my site as it had been sitting there for years getting little traffic so it really is a personal log of information that I would love to have read before trying to start a career in the videograhy world.

     

    And if you want, go ahead and subscribe to my newsletter (found on the sidebar of the site). I will send out emails when I make any future updates.

     

    Thanks again!

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