Need some feedback on my first videos.


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      In the Belfast clip: get a tripod. Hand-held shaky shots are fairly annoying. Slow down the tempo of cuts. If it’s worth showing — the lovely wrought-iron railing, for example — it’s important to let me see and enjoy the subject of the shot. You never really establish the railing or the imposing building which follows. Traditionally, and for good reason, one usually provides an establishing (long) shot, followed by medium and close-up shots to explore detail in the subject material.

      I’ve found a good way to shoot and to edit is to ask a series of questions: if I were coming upon this subject for the first time (long shot,) what aspects of it would I want to examine more closely (close-ups.) You could, of course, cut together a series of very quick shots of buildings — something like what you would see if you drove through Belfast at a high rate of speed — but I believe if you are going to introduce a detail look at something — the dragon on the wall, for example — you really must give the viewer a chance to take it all in.

      In both clips there seems to be quite a bit of lens-flare. I find it quite distracting and, if you’ve introduced it in editing, not at all “artistic.”

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      I agree with the previous reviewer on your cuts being too fast to actually appreciate what I am looking at. What’s the point of shooting and showing these scenes if they are moving too fast to be appreciated or admired? You’ve seen these scenes many times in editing the video, but the viewer is seeing them for the first time.

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      Thank you very much guys for your feedback and your tips.
      I appreciate all the help and tips i can get. Stay Cool…

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