Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:39 AM
Here's my first steadicam website, I did it myself with iweb (great tool). There're showreel, equipment, pictures and a little history of my jobs in general. Do you think I should be more specific on steadicam projects and not other stuff? I do a lot of things in the biz other then steadicam... but I don't know if it's worth to put them...
thanks for all the inputs, soon I'll have to add my first film stuff did with SR2 16mm, very very nice camera to work with, I recommend as I was told correctly to always trim the lateral adj because film shifting from one side to the other is noticeable (unbelievable but true)
p.s. is it ok to have the reel to charge before it starts? do you think it takes too long before it can play?
Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:10 AM
Overall, really nice.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:35 PM
Didn't have a chance to look at site but just wanted to let you know about something I just learned about iWeb--I had backed up a copy of my sites by doing a "save as" but when I suffered a system drive failure recently, it turned out that iWeb stores everything in a single place called Domain, tucked away deep in the system folders. Without it, you are starting all over again from scratch (like I'm about to). I had about 40 pages built in there--ouch! Backups backups...
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:43 PM
I'd recommend staying away from Quicktime Streaming if you can and use a flash player of your choice. If you don't feel like you have the time or web savvy to implement one at the code level like I did, a good option for you might be a Vimeo.com premium account that you can embed in your site.
Here's my reasoning: I'm within a corporate network right now, and it's blocking your reel from playing. Being the computer savvy guy that I am, I'd go and install the plugins to play it (although admin rights will ban me from installing). I wouldn't expect the UPM or anyone with a busy schedule to call up IT and have them install quicktime plugins so they can watch Joe Steadicam's reel..
I'm all about making it easiest for the end viewer to get what they want and minimize the chances of cross platform viewing problems, so take my advice for what it's worth..
Otherwise, very clean, simple, and uncluttered...all good things for an online portfolio.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:47 PM
I'd recommend staying away from Quicktime Streaming if you can and use a flash player of your choice.
Except flash doesn't play on the iPhone and thats were most people are watching reels theses days
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:57 PM
Edited by Mike Germond, 10 March 2010 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:05 PM
I like Vimeo.com myself for hosting video. I also did my site in iweb, but edited it to not look like the templates. And as Charles mentioned, backed up the domains folder.
Edited by Kevin Andrews, 10 March 2010 - 07:15 PM.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:35 AM
Eric, my goal was exactly this, the possibility to show the reel on set, but I think I did something wrong because it's not working on Iphones, might be 63 MB dimension of the video file? I did it QT download and not QT streaming.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:52 AM
now the reel starts immediately, I reduce to 30 MB the dimension and this make everything easier.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:27 AM
thanks for your post. I did check and probably it's because of continuos changing pics and moving things around. Refreshing the page should fix the problem. At least in my computer was like that. Please let me know if it does work and possibly what you think of my reel.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:08 AM
I'd maybe change the shot order of your showreel, so it doesn't begin with a series of people walking away from the camera. Apart from that, it's looking good. Keep working on it!