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What do you like? What can I improve?
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I really liked that rolling with satan edit, which is now on private? One dislike is that I am sometimes put off by your use of slo-mo. Also, there was something in that dope smoking alligator edit where you did a kind of repeating zoom/rotate thing that made the quality kind of funky, and I just didn't get. I generally like your editing, but lately some use of repetition and slo-mo haven't clicked with me. Your mini edits back in the day were that fire though...
Thanks, Ian. That's the kind of feedback I was looking for. Can you give me an example of some of the slo-mo that you're not digging?
The rolling with satan edit was pretty dope. The only things i didnt really like too much was, im not a fan of rap so i didnt like the song, and it seemed for a few shots you keped the black & white on and slo-mo'd all at the same time and then went back to normal, you should like mix it up a little. other than that i like the other edits also there were good too.
When u shoot on black with a black tee, your shirt will fall off into the background. Put a back light up that at least hits your shirt to show there is a body there. Practice color grading with whatever you are cutting with, get the most out of your picture. Especially with skating because you can get away with anything, its like a music video or experimental montage... You can do anything to it. Also, when you have static shots, add a slow zoom in or out in post. Scale it to around 103 for some movement.
Keep the edit moving faster... I got impatient while watching it will all the repeated clips. It should be faster but thats my 2 cents. Also, grade that shit!
Your framing is weird. Use a tripod, get that camera out of the grass. Plus the grass is blown out so try to keep all that out of frame. The camera doesnt look level. Also, you cant see the ground so we don't know how high your p-rail is which is clutch for skating. You got to see the ground at some point in the clip. Looks like you were shooting at high noon and there is no overcast, worst time/scenario to shoot during the day. That range of light is too much for video. From the dark shadows to blinding light. Parts of the frame are going to be blown out and underexposed at the same time.
Hopefully my rambling is what you were looking for.
Thanks, dudes. This is what I'm looking for. Keep 'em coming . . .
I'm not sure if this has been said yet... But you CANT slow down the music with the song unless its worth it especially with like 45 seconds to go in the video... I just COULDNT listen to it... I'm not 100% on going black and white right in the middle without some sort of .... reason ... i dunno i guess thats just my personal taste
#2 i like the editing and the ideas you have for effects but.... there is so much content out here we (as viewers) expect so much sooo.... IMHO I wouldnt not use a effect (you know where its like a ghost where you make the skater do that backslide almost invisible .....) well with that .... it would look good if ONLY the skater was invisible or close to it... not hte whole scene . I really like the second song with the cut chop editing style dope. BTW what song is that first one? going through multiple songs in one edit (to me) gives it a extended feel... in a negative way
that lsd quote is awesome!...
The content of the clips are fine. In all 3 it's consistent and has a good flow to it. The quality is great and the clips are cut long enough to be interesting but short enough for me not to get bored.
There are a few things that I would like to note with that said. The first of which is how solid you film, almost all the shots in the first and second where at a stand still, even though the framing and angle is fine it would be nice to see a little mix up, maybe a close up of the more technical grinds and most of all do some tracking.
The other thing I would mention is that it seems very much over edited. A lot of the effects put don't enhance the trick they only get in the way for me. I would suggest making less cut's between scenes and to change angle as the skater is coming out of the trick rather than half way through the trick otherwise, cutting it too short breaks flow and makes it less enjoyable for me. This is a personal opinion.
But still great film work and keep up the good work.
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