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#1 Steven Acton

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 02:26 PM

hi all some of my work is on line at http://www.penaltyki...om/trailers.asp click on the first clip in the trailers section to view let me know what you think all reasonable and constructive comments welcomed

Steve
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#2 Steven Acton

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 02:59 PM

That bad huh???? ah well good job i can go back to my job stacking shelves at the local supermarket :lol:
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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 03:28 PM

Well Steve, to be honest it was ...... boring.
Next time try to make the edit a bit more snappy, make some shots with a change in perspective and angle, like going from front to back, up to as low as possible, avoid repeating shots, etc.
And take out a lot of those still shots, they make me fall asleep.

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Keep trying thought!
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#4 Steven Acton

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 05:04 PM

Well Steve, to be honest it was ...... boring.
Next time try to make the edit a bit more snappy, make some shots with a change in perspective and angle, like going from front to back, up to as low as possible, avoid repeating shots, etc.
And take out a lot of those still shots, they make me fall asleep.

:rolleyes:

Keep trying thought!

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Thanks for the response Rob , the edit wasnt done by me it was done by the editor of the feature :unsure: , the clip is part of the finished film. as it was my first feature i was looking for a critique on just the steadicam part of the clip ,sorry i should have been more specific, the shots were got at the end of a hectic shooting day at around 2am , at the time i felt they were a bit rushed :rolleyes: ,i wondered if that showed? The guy running is on route to house of the guy lying awake . does the shot convey that jouney ?? B)

all the best Steve
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#5 Matt Burton

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 06:35 PM

Hi Steve

The first thing that springs to mind is the lighting ! Did you have any control over it ? Thier are some nasty sharp shadows and the running bit seemed way to red!
Secondly for the runnig shots where was the low mode ? big opertunity missed perhaps. And seeing as i'm nit picking the first shot had way to much headroom.
On a positive side, The running was smooth and and erm well shoot the actors and producers and you migh have something.
By the way this doesn't have any bearing on you as an operator but next time it would be nice to see some more of your work.
That production was crying out for MORE steadicam and as an operator i would have pushed for that.
The fist day you were on the set and saw how bad the acting was should have been enough for you to seriously consider you staying ?
Was it well paid ?

Kind Regards
-Matt
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#6 Steven Acton

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 06:17 PM

Hi Steve

The first thing that springs to mind is the lighting ! Did you have any control over it ? Thier are some nasty sharp shadows and the running bit seemed way to red!
Secondly for the runnig shots where was the low mode ? big opertunity missed perhaps. And seeing as i'm nit picking the first shot had way to much headroom.
On a positive side, The running was smooth and and erm well shoot the actors and producers and you migh have something.
By the way this doesn't have any bearing on you as an operator but next time it would be nice to see some more of your work.
That production was crying out for MORE steadicam and as an operator i would have pushed for that.
The fist day you were on the set and saw how bad the acting was should have been enough for you to seriously consider you staying ?
Was it well paid ?

Kind Regards
-Matt

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Hi Matt , i did push for more steadicam but it came to nought i was primarily hired on the shoot as camera op, and i mentioned to the director that i had got this new fangled steadi thingy :lol: and would he like to use it. the lighting was street lighting there was lighting on set but no time to utilize :unsure: lack of low mode due to the fact that i didnt posess a low mode bracket , i know i could have inverted the post to get me lower to the ground but the oppertunity never allowed itself to happen . trust me when i say this is a seriously funny film with an excellent cast and crew some of whom have worked on some big projects ,and i loved every minute of it, i agree with you about the headroom on the first running shot and the other comments regarding lighting etc but the choice of what take/shot to use was the directors so i'll leave that up to him. hopefully the film is headed for cinema release soon !! thanks for your input it was spot on. regards Steve
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