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July 13th, 2004, 05:02 AM
I'm trying to refine my reel and as such, would greatly appreciate any feedback on my current one.
http://www.xephyrt.net/alc - note update below
Feedback which would really assist me are such things as: what shots if any should be left off? What shots run for too long? Are there compositing skills that i should be displaying which aren't shown from the current material? Any suggestions of tests i could do to add to my reel?
Please don't be afraid to tell me your honest opinions.
UPDATE: My apologies to anyone who cares.. but due to exceded bandwidth i had to take my reel down. I'll have it up again asap when i find somewhere to host it. Anyone know somewhere with at least 18MB of free space?
July 13th, 2004, 07:51 PM
I'll give you my 2 cents. Since most of this looks like it comes from a single project the CK at the beach at the end seems out of place. That being said, if this is all from a larger piece, make that work for you somehow, otherwise is just seems like this is all you have.
Things I liked... The firefly with light on the guys face.... and his reappearance at then end. The color correct of the girl and her glow.
What was the whole piece for??
July 13th, 2004, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I agree with what you say.. and i think the guy at the beach does look out of place. Most of the footage is from a short film i worked on, "Moonshine Lullaby". I'm wondering whether i should use only Moonshine Lullaby footage or whether i should introduce some more diverse (but possibly not as good) shots so that it doesn't look, as you said, like what's there is all i have. What do you think?
July 14th, 2004, 07:16 AM
Other than the beach guy... what do you have? You can make the lullaby shots work for you if you give your reel a theme. Most of them are interesting visually like I said before... but see if anyone else has any thoughts.
If you have a variety of work then by all means mix it up... if lullaby is the bulk of it then make it the "theme" of your reel.
July 15th, 2004, 02:42 AM
Other than the "Moonshine Lullaby" footage, i have some other stuff, eg. replaced skies, explosions, a decapitated zombie walking along, but i'm worried that the quality of the footage (very poor lighting and lots of noise) may attract more negative attention than the compositing itself.
Hopefully in a few months i'll have some much better and different material to add since i'm currently working on a few vfx intense projects.
But for now, i think i'll take your advice and get rid of the reporter at the beach and possibly add some more 'Moonshine' shots.
Thanks for the advice! i greatly appreciate it.
Does anyone else have any comments to make? C'mon guys! Help me out here! :thumbsup:
July 21st, 2004, 12:24 PM
I agree with all of the above, I would add on a technical note, that your .mov seems to have rendered a bit too dark for viewing on the web. I had much better luck saving it and viewing it in a QT player. Not sure if you want to re-render specifically for the web or not, just an idea. Good looking work like this should be more visible.
July 21st, 2004, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the info Dave. I didn't even realise. Maybe my monitor is brighter than most? I know it's certainly brighter than my CRT screen. Anyways, i'll try to fix up the problem and re-render another version for the web. In the meantime, anyone who bothers to download my reel, please 'Save as Quicktime movie' then open it in Quicktime player :cheers: