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BensunI really dislike the film burns. I feel as though they are overused and they take away from a shots original crisp aesthetic. The go pro shot of the kid hiking up to the waterfall was meh. The water on the lens looks bahhhd
ForcilloIT was a cool tribute to your buddies and had a great feel, definitely some cool shots in there too, but there were enough film burns in that video to set fire to a small village.
IBAMSick shit Will. Thought it was awesome, just agree with a few less burns, and some of the shots I felt were a bit longer than they needed to be. There were also just a lot of shots of you guys hanging out condensed at the end. Overall though, sick film, edit, and wicked summer vibe!
WPochThanks man! I also agree I felt some of them were long af. Thanks for the feedback tho! And sorry haha but you know my name but what's yours again?
WPochHeres the updated version! Thanks for the input guys
xnick11Lots of cool shots in there! Here are a few suggestions to try different next time:
1. Record some natural audio of the environment!
2. Record interviews with your friends! Ask them questions like where you are, why you are there and so on. Let the audience know what this video is all about. Sound is just as important as picture, so keep that in mind. More sound will help with one of your opening titles "Headphones Recommended". All you had was a song there... no natural audio, no voice track, nothing else... really we didn't really need to wear the headphones to listen to a song, but to hear more precise sounds then yes its necessary to wear headphones. Being an editor, I have headphones on for 8+ hours a day, so yes I did watch your video with a nice set of monitoring headphones. Enough with that rant... in all just loose that title unless there is some good quality audio in the final mix.
3. A lot of people were talking about your over use of light leaks or transitions. Personally I think transitions need to have some sort of meaning to them. Use them to help push your story forward, for instance change of scenes. Your at the cliff jumping area, use a light leak transition to transition into your camp site area. This not is only useful with light leaks, but any transition in general. All transitions should have some sort or meaning. We don't see crazy light leaks all throughout films in movies. We see transitions for passing of time, place, etc.
4. The shorter the better! No one wants to watch a 3:45 of you and your friends having fun. Yes, you and your friends may think its great, but you need to think about who the video is for. Who is your audience? I think with having just a music track, a 90 to 120 second video would be a much stronger video here. If you were to capture interviews or some sort of dialog and was able to tell a more compelling story then maybe the four minutes wouldn't seem so boring and long.
I hope you take all of these techniques into consideration when making your next video. Thanks and keep shooting!
WPochWow thank you so much for the great block of advice! Means a lot to me +K!!!
1. As for audio, I did use natural sounds mostly near the end with ex: lake water while SUPing, fire crackle, footsteps hiking down, and some splashes here and there. But I see what you mean! I don't really have a audio recorder so I use my camera internal mic as well as a rode vidmic pro sometimes. But it was hard to do so with all of my friends constantly talking and playing music. But I so agree. My favorite videos ever have some of the most amazing sounds inside it which make it that much more enjoyable!
2. I tried that! but all they did was joke around and say immature things haha so I gave up right there!
3. That was fantastic thanks for the knowledge! I'll try to separate my light leaks into better conditions. I always have had trouble with transitions and they get kinda repetitive so light leaks are a good way for me to spice things up and give it a vintage look.
4. The length to this came from the song, which was actually around 4:30. I've always wanted to use this song so I couldn't help myself. But I agree also. Shorter videos also incorporate my only HQ videos into the edit without using any LQ videos just to increase length! And again the interview thing was a bust... Maybe I should just get new friends! (Just kidding these guys were the best even with their immaturity)