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Spent two weeks in Africa and did a little video for my church... critique please?

 
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Oct 29, 2012 11:08 |  #1

Hello all,

Recently I went to Africa with my church with the purpose of documenting a humanitarian aide trip we were taking. When we got back, I Was asked to put together a little video to share with the rest of the church. Here it is! There was so much more to our trip than what was presented, but I was asked to keep the video to this length and chose to do little vignettes on specific parts of the trip.

To shoot everything I used a t2i running ML, and a 24-70. I also used a little pocket sized Canon s100 when I was walking on slick 2x4 beams up on the roof of a building where a DSLR rig would have been too much hassle. That worked out nice since my goal was to actually work on the trip as well as document it. I could swing a hammer, put it down, pull out the little camera and take a quick shot, put the camera back in my pocket and get back to swinging a hammer. The s100 wasn't great quality and I missed the opportunity for manual exposure control on the video, but it worked in a pinch and I'd do it again in a similar situation.

Audio for the interviews was done with a cheap radio shack lav and a zoom h1. Everything was synced up with Plural Eyes. The only post color correction i used was Magic Bullet Mojo. I wanted to make everything a little warmer and more contrasted as the SOC video looked a little.. maybe, "sanitized" is the word? Some things are handheld, some are on a tripod. Lots o' fun to do.

Anyways, I'll reserve my own thoughts and concerns. Any feedback is very much appreciated!
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Here's a few pics I took while the video was being shot too. Just to show my basic interview setup and see what I can do better:

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Oct 29, 2012 11:33 |  #2

I enjoyed this! I am sure your church members will too! Well done. Some underexposures in some interviews, but gives it a kool gritty feeling.


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Oct 30, 2012 05:15 |  #3

Great work, I enjoyed that feature.




  
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Oct 30, 2012 10:42 |  #4

Rhinotherunt wrote in post #15182535 (external link)
I enjoyed this! I am sure your church members will too! Well done. Some underexposures in some interviews, but gives it a kool gritty feeling.

Thanks Rhinotherunt! Yep, there was some underexposure on a few of the shots. I guess that's the beauty of learning video and available light! I'm glad that it kinda worked for the overall feel. I'm wondering about bringing a small LED panel for the next similar setup in order to supplement.

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Great work, I enjoyed that feature.

Thanks so much! I appreciate the encouragement.


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Nov 05, 2012 00:46 as a reply to  @ jrm27's post |  #5

well done. touching.




  
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Nov 05, 2012 03:17 |  #6

Really good. I liked it a lot and was completley unaware of the time. I liked the integration of still images except it seemed like it had come to a finish at one point and then carried on, which was a bit strange.


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Nov 07, 2012 09:50 |  #7

Thanks you guys. I really appreciate the encouragement. There are certainly some pacing issues, so hopefully i can learn from that for next time.


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Nov 09, 2012 08:38 |  #8

Liked the video. Very moving.


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Nov 12, 2012 19:15 |  #9

Thanks D.C.


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Nov 13, 2012 06:24 |  #10

Great story!

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Nov 17, 2012 15:08 |  #11

A moving and heart touching video, jrm27! Thanks for telling the story of your missions trip to Africa.




  
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Nov 18, 2012 15:32 |  #12

Good job, and a intersting story.


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Nov 19, 2012 08:51 |  #13

Thanks Photo99, divallian, and sweetamber. I really appreciate the encouragement.


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Nov 19, 2012 19:40 |  #14

Really enjoyed this, the quality is great !!




  
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Nov 20, 2012 11:17 |  #15

Very well done. I think you did a great job putting this together!


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