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 Post subject: The Zach Stearns Method!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:50 am 
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Brace yourselves, cubettes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZduHUb3M-sI

Reply with harsh criticism or undying praise (no in betweens! although I do need feedback considering it is for my YGA Production class)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:36 am 
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What is YGA production class??
Please explain it a bit further, what kind of feedback are you looking for? Story, Cube, Cinematography?

In general, I thought it was really confusing. I never quite knew where the main character was, where he came from, or where he was heading (I don't mean why, I mean his actual physical location).

Also, the lighting at the end was pretty bad, I could hardly tell if the cube was solved or not.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:36 am 
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I think it was very good but the scene where he is walking somewhere outside is too long. nice video.

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Satch, I have some production experience so perhaps the following is handy advice for you especially if you are in a production class:

1) Get a tripod. Handheld shots are not professional quality (yes you're not trying to be perhaps but it should be your goal)

2) Lighting. You have dark areas opening out onto light areas. Light the dark areas so the camera does not adjust so hard. Also, learn the manual aperture settings of the camera so that the camera does not keep auto adjusting to the conditions. Avoid moving the camera from a dark place to harsh backlit place like a window or door. Invest in at least one cheap halogen light, stand and defuser, and have someone always there to monitor the light in case it gets too hot and could cause a fire in your home.

3) Outdoor walk scene. As mentioned above, too long. Break the shot in to smaller shots from different angles, ie walk past the camera, show walking away, show a walking portrait shot.

This kind of extra effort will impress your lecturer/teacher.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:14 am 
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Many of the walking scenes have only the torso in the shot. Why no head? Also, the door transitions should be quicker. If I see him going in a door, the next shot should be coming out of the door, not waiting for the door to open, pause, and then come out (doing this implies a jump back in time everytime the shot changes, instead of a smooth continuous motion).


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 Post subject: Cubettes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:33 am 
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more lighting!! Down in front!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:17 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback, guys! My edited version got me an A-!


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Can we see the edited version?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:15 am 
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Sorry, it isn't on YouTube yet. But you can catch our mega-cult hit Pillow Head Men!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=julr3Mvo ... l%20jangly

This is just a taste of the mayhem!


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