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4/29/12 2:40 PM
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Lead Zeppelin
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Me and a buddy have started out on becoming film makers. Was wondering what people thought about our stuff. I will post a link, and any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLlRJVInrAc
5/15/12 9:37 PM
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As an rookie film maker also, I'll throw you a couple of nuggets...

1)Get multiple cameras
2)Get off the tripod - You need to get some motion going on
3)Get a hand held steady cam (also called motion-cam)
4)Use rule of thirds - Most of your shots have the object (person) in the middle of the frame. Move to the left or right off center
5)No shots with a wall three feet behind you- be doing something as you're telling the story and then edit what you are doing into the story.
6) Watch your favorite films and see how the director shoots scenes and how things are edited..

2 Friends and I just finished a full length documentary and we learned as we went...

Here's a few scenes for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avozS6n_YSw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-41o1hCiH0&feature=relmfu

Good luck and keep on creating.....
9/30/13 11:51 PM
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Klein Helmer
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Lead Zeppelin - Me and a buddy have started out on becoming film makers. Was wondering what people thought about our stuff. I will post a link, and any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLlRJVInrAc

I agree with much of moccaco's advice.  I would also suggest trying to find some more appealing locations, and investing in some lights.

9/30/13 11:55 PM
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Klein Helmer
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moccaco - As an rookie film maker also, I'll throw you a couple of nuggets...

1)Get multiple cameras
2)Get off the tripod - You need to get some motion going on
3)Get a hand held steady cam (also called motion-cam)
4)Use rule of thirds - Most of your shots have the object (person) in the middle of the frame. Move to the left or right off center
5)No shots with a wall three feet behind you- be doing something as you're telling the story and then edit what you are doing into the story.
6) Watch your favorite films and see how the director shoots scenes and how things are edited..

2 Friends and I just finished a full length documentary and we learned as we went...

Here's a few scenes for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avozS6n_YSw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-41o1hCiH0&feature=relmfu

Good luck and keep on creating.....

This was an interesting clip; it had an American Movie feel to it.

9/30/13 11:59 PM
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Klein Helmer
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moccaco - As an rookie film maker also, I'll throw you a couple of nuggets...

1)Get multiple cameras
2)Get off the tripod - You need to get some motion going on
3)Get a hand held steady cam (also called motion-cam)
4)Use rule of thirds - Most of your shots have the object (person) in the middle of the frame. Move to the left or right off center
5)No shots with a wall three feet behind you- be doing something as you're telling the story and then edit what you are doing into the story.
6) Watch your favorite films and see how the director shoots scenes and how things are edited..

2 Friends and I just finished a full length documentary and we learned as we went...

Here's a few scenes for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avozS6n_YSw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-41o1hCiH0&feature=relmfu

Good luck and keep on creating.....

Ha.  That was a good clip.  I liked the shot of dude behind the rising garage door.  What was the most basic premise of this documentary?  The guy seems interesting, but I don't feel that I got to learn much about him from either of those clips.

Also, feel free to check out Klein Helmer on youtube.com, that's Klein Helmer on youtube.com.


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