No film burn.
No ridiculous grading. (aka blown out snow, blown out color, fake vignette, etc)
thats my main 4 that turn me off hard from edits. film burns can be okay in some situations, but 99% of the time people use them too much. same thing with twixtor, but again, 99% of people don't now how to use it.
Meh, like Heath there are things that really bust my balls when people do certain things in edits (dubstep, film burn transitions every other clip, etc.). But there are no "Do Not's" of filming. Filming is an art, so therefore there are no real rules.
More things that bug me:
DSLR follows w/o rig or stabilizer
People asking for feedback, then arguing
Lame rap (i.e. Rick Ross)
The "skateperception" look
edits with 100% dolly shots
People that try to pan while using a dolly
I agree. But I will argue to the death that there is such a thing as "bad" art. Calling something "art" doesn't exempt you from standard aesthetic criteria, nor does it justify ill conceived or poorly executed work. I'm not saying people should do everything the same way (there's too much of that already), I'm just saying you should have a valid reason behind what you're doing other than "it looks cool."
I think my absolute biggest pet peeve is when the skier stays in the middle of the frame. If you're shooting wide from the knuckle of a table for instance, the skier should take off the jump on the left side of the frame, and land on the right side of the frame (and vice versa). Don't keep them in the middle! It's called "dead" center for a reason. It's completely uninteresting.
-Glidecam shots are a novelty at best, but they mute important compositional elements that you can otherwise get using nothing more than a tripod.
-Warm colors in flat light = disgusting. Why are people so afraid of cold colors even when the atmosphere calls for it? Blue is beautiful.
Why not??? You can get some beautiful results panning while using a dolly. It may look bad when it's not properly executed, but it certainly isn't something you shouldn't do. I was on a shoot last week where this was our main shot. We would dolly either left or right while keeping the same framing, which gave it a "3d" feel. Now we were using a $6,000 tripod system which made it fairly easy to do, but it is still very possible for your average person on ns to achieve this type of shot with a budget tripod on a pvc dolly.
If the person is new and the edit in question is 3-4 years old, then yeah they might have a valid excuse for not having seen it. But songs like "Coastin", "Cracks", "Crimewave", and pretty much anything by meth and red or biggie have all been used, usually multiple times.
Man I never actually read posts, I just say things in them to look cool thats all...."-mnjib