View Full Version : Need constructive criticism on my videos.

10-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Country Music Video
1967 C-10 Chevy Video Shoot
Hiking video using only HD2000 Glidecam

Mick Scarborough
10-17-2013, 03:44 AM
In the first video, Lone Star Man, you definitely hit the spot for film look. What did you shoot that with and what were your settings? I liked the colour grding as well.

The C-10 also had good film look to it. The saturation was a little off for my taste but it still looked like film. What lens did you use? The depth of field was extremely shallow.

This is some good stuff here.

10-17-2013, 04:16 AM
Thanks Mick. The music video was my very first actual production; from pre to production to post with film crews. Of course the film crews were all friends and I gave them all a crash course of each of their roles. All shot on a Canon 5D Mark lll with an 85mm prime lens with f-stop of 1.8 to 2.8., with an ND filter because it was so bright out and my ISO was at its minimum of 100, I needed an ND filter to correct exposure. Settings were: Contrast and sharpness all the way down, saturation half way down and 30fps at 1/60 shutter. After watching it, I wish I should have shot it in 24fps at 1/48 shutter instead. Lesson learned. Majority were hand held and some were steadicam. Since it was a country music video, I went with color grading to almost yellowish country look.

For the C-10, same set up as the video except this time, it was set at 24fps with 1/48 shutter, but majority of shots were with a 17-40mm f/4 L lens set at 35mm. The color I was going for the instagram look. Since the actual color of the car was a little dull, I had to saturated a little bit. This video was put together in 1 hour. Just something my friend wanted to showcase his car he had worked on.

The last vid was just a vid for my kids. Just them having fun. All shot on steadicam, same set up as the C-10 shoot but all were at 17mm.

Post was done on Movie Studio Platinum 12.

Thanks for your comment, I glad you liked it.

Mick Scarborough
10-17-2013, 05:40 AM
You sir have talent. I am amazed that was 30p and not 24p. I would really like to see what you could do with a narrative film instead of a music video.

10-17-2013, 06:42 AM
I wouldn't say talent. Just dedicated enough to learn as much as I can. As for a narrative...I would love to do one. Available time is a big thing for me..especially having a day job. But a narrative will come soon.