Could use some feedback on my latest video

Discussion in 'Underwater Videography' started by lemon, May 25, 2009.

  1. lemon

    lemon Single Diver

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  2. mobula

    mobula Photographer

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    Once a friend told me: "Kill your favorites" ...think about it :) Here are just a few hints from my point of view:

    1) I would edit with hard cuts from clip to clip. You don't need effects or fade into black for a smooth looking change from clip to clip. Don't cut in the middle of a scene with shaky camera.
    2) Long clips especially whalesharks passing until they fade in the blue: cut it out, I mean watching 20 sec at the whalesharks tail fin is boring even it is a whaleshark. Don't repeat scenes with similar looking content, just use the better one.
    3) The video would be more interesting if it is around 3-4 minutes long and also includes some shots from overwater, maybe the preparation of the dive with fast cuts and different music.
    4) You could include a basic underwater sound, not the breathing itself. Something artificial.

    You said feedback much appreciated ;-) Of course I am no pro and we mostly have to take what we get.
    Naturally, it is a pleasure to see the whalesharks in your video. Thanks for sharing, even it is on vimeo and not on marinevideo.eu :)
     
  3. lemon

    lemon Single Diver

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    Thanks for the feedback! That's definitely helpful. I'm learning so constructive criticism is great. Nice website, btw - I hadn't seen it before but there's some great content there!
     
  4. mobula

    mobula Photographer

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    Your welcome! This is what forums are about.

    So you can see that I am not a pro if you watch the videos from "Uli". The Amontillado resort" is not mine, I only did the uploading.

    Maybe try to edit it again and compare the results....;-)
     

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