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how might I improve this cinematography?

Post by kene555 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:15 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQSWtjARpR8

I would like some suggestions on what some improvements would be that I could preferably do in post - exposure, color correction, etc.

thanks!

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but also on how i can improve my camera work - improving it is very important to me
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RE: how might I improve this cinematography?

Post by SgtPadrino » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:43 am

First off, there is a little too much zooming (especially freeze framing zooms) - it really detracts by making it look amateur.

When the would-be killer is shown loading the handgun and putting it in his bag, I think it should be much closer; simply showing a a guy loading a handgun from the neck down is too simplistic to try and set up a mood. Instead, focus on the shooter's hands.

Color correction is entirely up to you, as it varies depending on the mood you want to set up. The images themselves didn't seem overexposed (except maybe the sunset - if that was supposed to be a sunrise, there are a few techniques you could use. What program(s) do you use?) although lighting rigs don't seem at all out of your price range, considering the cameras you're using.

More thoughts to come as I think of them.

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Post by kene555 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:49 pm

if that was supposed to be a sunrise, there are a few techniques you could use
yeah, that was a sunrise. what can i do for that?

I use Adobe Premiere Pro 2 and After Effects 6.5 Pro.

I will definitely work on the shooters hands too.

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Post by tecmeister » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:59 pm

It is more of a documentary what you have done, all i can like SgtPadrino said to keep the camera mainly focused on the person or what you are filming. This way it will not effect anyone while watching it.

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Post by kene555 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:21 pm

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Post by SgtPadrino » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:54 am

Sorry it took so long to get back to you - in Premiere Pro, under Adjust select Lighting Effects, bring down the Light 1 tab and select Omni under type. Then just adjust the position and intensity accordingly, and set the color to a golden-yellow (to imitate the morning sun.) Lens flare would also help to complete the effect.

Of course, I think it would just be easier to get up a six in the morning, set up the tripod and roll for a few seconds, then go back to bad :P

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Post by kene555 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:38 pm

Of course, I think it would just be easier to get up a six in the morning, set up the tripod and roll for a few seconds, then go back to bad :P
Pretty much what I did. :D I'll give the Premiere version a go too.
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