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Summer Edit - looking for any feedback or critiques
Overall, that was awesome. The first shot was really amazing and I really liked the symmetry. Throughout the edit, your use of camera motion was really good. It gave the whole thing more energy. The grading all looked good to me (although I had to watch it pretty low res because of my internet connection so I can't really be sure.)
One thing I noticed was that nearly all of your horizons were centered. This worked really well in the first shot because of the symmetry but in some of the other shots it wouldn't hurt to vary the composition. Make use of the 1/3 lines.
I agree, it was solid!
As far as critiques go I have a couple notes. First I'd say find the vibe and tone that you're trying to set with the video, because at the beginning it seems more of a summer reel esc video but then later on (3:15) the viewer really gets hit with the "fun" vibe. So maybe introduce that feel earlier. First shot was dope, but if you have to cut back to it, the matching action cut shouldn't (imo) be similar to the movement of the opening shot.Throughout the edit we come back to the same dock with the beautiful view but it's jarring, such as at 2:41. Personally I would use it once and be done with it. I would take out the cut at 0:54, and just stick to one of the two shots and make sure the horizon line is even. The cut at 2:25 works really well, slows down action with the music, but as a viewer I expect the next shot to be of around the same location because there is so much emphasis placed on it. The cut at 2:49 between the waterfall shots works, but would work better if the camera was still panning down, this may be something you can fix in post because of the crop on the video.
Color wise it was very vibrant. A little too vibrant in shots such as 1:13 where his shirt is a very bright somewhat unnatural red, and at 2:13 where the blues and greens stand out. I would tone those down a tad, but other than those I'd say the color was on point.
Well done Sim!
Thanks guys ^^ great advice!
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