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Aug 30, 2011 05:58 |  #1

What do you think of this video that I made for auto123.com?

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600 & 750 on track test (external link)

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Aug 30, 2011 12:20 |  #2

Honestly? This looks like pro work. *two thumbs up*
If I was forced to knit-pick at gun point, I'd say the two riders talking looked a bit forced/fake. It was a good touch to humanize the riders, but they were still sitting on the bikes as if someone said "just sit there for a bit and act like you're having a conversation". Not like they were standing with the bikes in the fore or background and actually taking a break from riding.
BUT like I said, that's if I was forced to knit-pick. Great work!


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Aug 30, 2011 12:22 |  #3

Fantastic work!


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Aug 30, 2011 17:21 |  #4

BrickR wrote in post #13024881 (external link)
Honestly? This looks like pro work. *two thumbs up*
If I was forced to knit-pick at gun point, I'd say the two riders talking looked a bit forced/fake. It was a good touch to humanize the riders, but they were still sitting on the bikes as if someone said "just sit there for a bit and act like you're having a conversation". Not like they were standing with the bikes in the fore or background and actually taking a break from riding.
BUT like I said, that's if I was forced to knit-pick. Great work!

They we're actually talking...lol

They stopped, switched bikes and started talking. We captured it but it will be noted to make it more a normal setting to discuss about the vehicules.

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Aug 30, 2011 17:56 |  #5

SWEET! Great job.




  
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Aug 31, 2011 02:13 |  #6

Wow, that was pretty good. The only thing I would comment on is that the footage might look better in progressive... or at least it doesn't look like it was... and maybe work on the color grading a little. I'm not sure what's wrong with it but it looks a little off to me. But that's only if I HAD to choose something wrong with it. Overall, very good.




  
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Aug 31, 2011 02:50 |  #7

Very, very nice, it does indeed look pro.
If I was forced to knit-pick at gun point, I would probably say that the types of camera movements are not varied enough for something with so many cuts. If it were up to me, I would add panning or tracking shots following the riders, and a camera mounted on one of the bikes I were feeling fancy. What I mean is, the shots are certainly cool, but there aren't any that give enough sense of speed.


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Aug 31, 2011 04:02 |  #8

Great job. Loved it. Only two points to raise. The image of the Suzuki logo is used twice - I'd go for only once. And the opening scene is interlaced - did you mean it to be? The flags show up badly.

Otherwise - fantastic - love the slider/dolley work. And nice shots of the bikes in action.

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Aug 31, 2011 18:53 as a reply to  @ jeffmurray's post |  #9

Nice job. What kind of stabilizer did you use?

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Sep 02, 2011 12:23 as a reply to  @ Photo99's post |  #10

Impressive video!


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Sep 02, 2011 21:46 |  #11

Photo99 wrote in post #13032459 (external link)
Nice job. What kind of stabilizer did you use?

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Sep 03, 2011 23:22 as a reply to  @ sebmour's post |  #12

Nicely done.


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Sep 04, 2011 04:45 |  #13

The smooth camera moves worked nicely for the beginning, but during the driving it just made it look that the riders were going reaaaally slow.




  
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Sep 06, 2011 22:58 |  #14

sebmour wrote in post #13023482 (external link)
What do you think of this video that I made for auto123.com?

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600 & 750 on track test (external link)

Thank you for your time

Good eye, smooth transitioning and very good control over color and lighting. The only gripe would be the pacing. You're 'almost' there, in terms of professionalism. The only trip up is your timing in certain parts of the video. At the end of the video your cuts are synced with the music, which is good. In the beginning there aren't any noticeable cut cues, so each transition is a bit off (either too long or too short). My first thought was that you were judging cuts on 'good' footage. That is, if you had 5 seconds of great footage you used the entire 5 seconds, if you had 8, you used eight (minus buffer space). Personally, I would have made all the cuts the same length at the beginning, matching the timing of the shortest clip. That way, the viewer eventually (after two or three clips) falls into a rhythm, but when they get comfortable, yank that rhythm away with the start of the cycle footage (using the music as the cue). Also, I would speed up the track scenes about 25%, use at least one leading to trailing shot and if you come up short for time, do a mirror of a leading shot right after each other. I might even change the color on some racing scenes to orange where the background (sky) is blue. Orange on blue is a hallmark of tech filming (look for it in movies like Transformers). You'd need a pretty good color suite to do it right in post production.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.


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