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Fat Duck Studios
05-13-2013, 10:36 AM
Hello everyone

I'm here to get some advices and critics about my films.
Since I don't really know any other filmmakers, witch aren't my friends,
I don't get any harsh critics or suggestions. From my experience,
you learn the most from that kind of feedback.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLOhMBLYy2g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_cjsf_z00

mara
05-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Very cool visually - so if that's your goal, great.
Story? I didn't see any. But if you weren't aiming for any, then no worries :)

Charles
05-13-2013, 10:59 AM
How did you get that aerial shot in the beginning of the first video? That was awesome!

Anonymous Filmmaker
05-13-2013, 11:09 AM
These were beautifully shot, and the people in them were very talented, but they were (in my opinion) way to long. The average YouTube audience will not be able to sit through more than about 2 min of the same thing, maybe even less. They were filmed and graded amazingly. Good job!

Fat Duck Studios
05-13-2013, 11:18 AM
Very cool visually - so if that's your goal, great.
Story? I didn't see any. But if you weren't aiming for any, then no worries :)

There isn't a narrative, just trying to show the lifestyle and fun involved.
I still try to edit the shots in an order that makes sense and guides the viewer trough the film.


How did you get that aerial shot in the beginning of the first video? That was awesome!

We use remote controlled helicopters that stream a video link to the ground.
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These were beautifully shot, and the people in them were very talented, but they were (in my opinion) way to long. The average YouTube audience will not be able to sit through more than about 2 min of the same thing, maybe even less. They were filmed and graded amazingly. Good job!

I have the tendency to edit a little on the long side...
The YouTube statistics show that to.
On the next one I will actively try to edit a bit shorter, and sort the shots a little better.

brianknapp
05-13-2013, 02:07 PM
These videos remind me of Devin Super Tramp! very well done!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrUiBbDsXms

brianknapp
05-13-2013, 02:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdJc1_IBKJA&list=UUwgURKfUA7e0Z7_qE3TvBFQ&index=9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdJc1_IBKJA&list=UUwgURKfUA7e0Z7_qE3TvBFQ&index=9
Hers another one quite similar

Fat Duck Studios
05-15-2013, 10:14 AM
How did you get that aerial shot in the beginning of the first video? That was awesome!

I have more informations and images about that here (https://www.facebook.com/TeamFatDuck).

Nick Soares
05-15-2013, 11:44 AM
I have more informations and images about that here (https://www.facebook.com/TeamFatDuck).

Hey Fat Duck Studios,

Please be sure to answer questions here, you may link and promote, but please no links to answer questions.

Very cool setup BTW

Havey
05-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Wow reminds me so much of Devin lol. I hope you guys keep up with some creative stuff and are able to hang with Devin, I know him and I can tell you that guy works his ass off.

Love those shots!

UniqueAmI
05-15-2013, 11:19 PM
Enjoyed your videos.

The only suggestion I have, and it's purely subjective, is the songs could be better. Music is my life. If there's a video with a song that moves me, I never want it to end. But, if the song doesn't hit home, I find no matter how much I enjoy the visual, I'll change halfway through.

Of course these are your videos, and you should put music that moves you and hopefully the audience you're trying to reach. So, the question to ask yourself is "Do these songs lend themselves musically or lyrically to the visual story you're trying to tell?" I know this isn't a narrative, but your subject matter is dangerous and edgy, the music should compliment that.

Fat Duck Studios
06-16-2013, 04:57 AM
And another one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eexq338JYa4

Petemc2490
06-16-2013, 06:10 AM
I guess your videos are more like mini documentaries. Your shots, camera movements, and angles are amazing and really inspiring. Your great at bringing the subjects personality to life. Its so well shot I feel anxious from watching these people do these amazing talents. You should make a scripted short film, I bet it would be captivating with your shooting style.
Can I ask what your background in film is? (like did you go to school)
And what camera do you use?

Fat Duck Studios
06-16-2013, 06:41 AM
It's nice to hear that people are liking my content.
I tend to try to keep the camera moving, that suggests fun and action. I found that sometimes only one static shot in the series of moving ones can break the flow. I am actually working on a 30min scripted short film. Planned on have it finished by the end of summer vacations.
I didn't go to school for film. I sorta came in from the cameras I put on the drones and the films I cut from the aerial footage.
I use a Canon 600D and a GoPro 3 black for the aerials.

Mark
06-16-2013, 09:03 AM
I like them, very cool stuff. It would be nice to see a longer video though. Great stuff!

Shneal
07-13-2013, 10:29 AM
Awesome video, the visuals are amazing! Good work.

Fat Duck Studios
08-26-2013, 02:03 AM
This is what we do.
A showreel showing what we can do with our drones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE4XqoDnfoU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUvFgqhQJPYo1MOv1PfmPOGA

Anonymous Filmmaker
08-26-2013, 03:25 AM
Wow! That's very neat. Some of those shots were amazing!!!! However, It's really long. Maybe try to cut out a minute or two of what you have. Nice work!

UniqueAmI
08-26-2013, 10:09 AM
If you were in NY I'd hire you in a minute. You have some stunning video.

I don't know where you want to go with your camera work. If you want to do live sports camerawork, you should put together a reel and start passing it around. You have more than enough to show you have the right stuff.


If you want to do narrative movies, you should consider doing a simple short movie. You do excellent with the outdoors where there's room galore. Do inside work and see what you can create. It doesn't even have to make sense. It'll take you to another level. You'll learn about lighting, and the not so perfect amount of space needed to get the shot you want.

Love the work I've seen.

Fat Duck Studios
08-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Wow! That's very neat. Some of those shots were amazing!!!! However, It's really long. Maybe try to cut out a minute or two of what you have. Nice work!

Glad to hear people like it!
Thank's for the feedback. The reason it is that long, is that I didn't plan on putting it on to YouTube.
I figured I'd just take it to job interviews, but than I figured i might as well upload it.

I am planning on doing an other one witch shows all the filming we do and will be dramatically shorter, was thinking around the one and a half minutes.



If you were in NY I'd hire you in a minute. You have some stunning video.

I don't know where you want to go with your camera work. If you want to do live sports camerawork, you should put together a reel and start passing it around. You have more than enough to show you have the right stuff.


If you want to do narrative movies, you should consider doing a simple short movie. You do excellent with the outdoors where there's room galore. Do inside work and see what you can create. It doesn't even have to make sense. It'll take you to another level. You'll learn about lighting, and the not so perfect amount of space needed to get the shot you want.

Love the work I've seen.

Haha, glad to hear you like it! What do you work on (so i get a little of an insight what caught your eye)
Who knows, maybe I'll be over the pond in the future, or you'll grow, so you can pay for the plane ticket :P

Cheers

PS.: if you are interested in seeing some pics of the copter, check out our site: Fat Duck Studios (https://www.facebook.com/TeamFatDuck)

UniqueAmI
08-26-2013, 06:11 PM
I've done one no/lo budget feature which can be rented from Netflix (that's all I wanted from this movie, and I got so much more). I have footage from a second feature with 3 casts. The two female leads were complete flakes. 5 different actresses playing 2 roles. So, I'm making a demo movie. The shameful part is, even with the different casts, the story still stands up and out. I might one day try to raise enough to make it properly. I want to use a DP who really knows what the hell they're doing.

Everything about your work is eye catching. Though one day you have to put out the athlete being unsuccessful. That would be mind blowing. I'm joking... joking. Everyone stay safe.

Andrew Kirk Audio
10-01-2013, 03:02 PM
Great vid :-) Really enjoyed watching that. Talented guy, lots of balance!

Fat Duck Studios
05-25-2014, 03:06 AM
evolving in our aerial quality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rIC9XRN6zI

XS Indie
06-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Right I know I'm preaching to the choir here but that opening shot of the ropes in the castle using the RC helicopter was beautiful, really added something special to the video and your colour grading is superb. Well done sir it was a joy to watch.

Fat Duck Studios
06-10-2014, 05:57 AM
An other highline video (alpine this time):
http://youtu.be/eJzWc6soPV8
Any thoughts?

schnizor
06-28-2014, 03:40 PM
Visual porn. You are good at editing and keeping the ball rolling, entertaining to watch and takes the viewer through. Very well put together.