• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Could use some feedback on my latest video

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

  1. lemon

    lemon Barracuda

    334
    5
    0
  2. mobula

    mobula Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Darmstadt Germany
    177
    2
    0
    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 Barracuda

    334
    5
    0
    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

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Darmstadt Germany
    177
    2
    0
    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....;-)
     

Share This Page