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First episode in my new series

 
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Dec 30, 2016 00:42 |  #1

I finally got around to editing the first episode in my FOCUS series. Filmed at Lake Almanor and Eagle Lake, California, with the Yuneec Typhoon H and Canon 1DX Mark II.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=n49UwidMbyE&​t=303s (external link)

Let me know what you think!


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Dec 30, 2016 02:52 |  #2

Smooth camera work. Loved the colors. Some shots looked a little too dark. I think the one thing that bothered me was the overall flow of the scenes. Most of the beginning didn't maintain continuity from scene to scene. It felt choppy and forced. Here is how I felt in my inner dialogue;

The opening scene is majestic. A gorgeous sweep in from land towards the shore from above. Beautiful fly in. Then quickly cuts to a low forward sweep along the shore. So in my mind it would be, "I was just way back there, up high and suddenly I'm over here down low. How'd I get here so fast?"

Next scene is a nice pan along the shore. Consistent with the previous shot but then you send me back to the beginning only going backwards? We're back at the establishing shot but this time we're leaving. Huh? Oh, wait, we're not leaving... Or are we. Can't seem to make up my mind. We're in, we're out... What gives?

A better flow would be;
Scene 1 - Overhead fly in towards the shore (0:07 to 0:16)
Scene 2 - Closer shot fly in between the trees (0:39 to 0:48)
Scene 3 - Fly by the fisherman to just before the scene elevates to a higher vantage view (0:48 to 0:53)
Scene 4 - Pan along the rocky shore with fishermen (0:24 to 0:29)
Scene 5 - Back to the forward view as the scene rises (0:52 to 0:54)
Scene 6 - High above the shoreline, still going in the same direction (1:02 to 1:12)

From there possibly start introducing the people, etc. You get the point.

I hope my notations make sense. Of course it's only my two cents. Take it or leave it.

Overall the imagery is beautiful. Vibrant colors. I definitely get a sense of the place. I just got lost in the continuity.


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Jan 03, 2017 21:19 |  #3

Nice video, congrats.

I've noticed sudden camera change ~5:30


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Feb 19, 2017 14:09 |  #4

Thanks so much for the critique guys. It really helps.


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Feb 19, 2017 20:44 |  #5

You have some awesome footage. I'm sure others would agree that we'd like to see your update.


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