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watch First Music video on T2i

Hey for once I like the song!

Nice video, too :) Love the warm colors and the acted out parts. But once he started walking through the woods I thought it was kind of weird that he still had the guitar :P
 
Hey for once I like the song!

Nice video, too :) Love the warm colors and the acted out parts. But once he started walking through the woods I thought it was kind of weird that he still had the guitar :P
Yeah the warm colors were bomby. I agree though, that maybe him walking without the guitar through the woods would have made it more into a story.
 
Hey for once I like the song!

Nice video, too :) Love the warm colors and the acted out parts. But once he started walking through the woods I thought it was kind of weird that he still had the guitar :P
I think he is glad to hear that :)

Yeah, he wanted the guitar, as it really is a part of him! Might have been better without actually :)
 
It's cr@p, Phil.

Go do it all over again.

Nah, that looks pretty good actually.
I like the slider and dolly action.

Obviously the highlights are blown out in enough scenes that it almost looks like it was done deliberately. I hope not.
The effect is too close to looking like error.
Does your T2i have zebra striping capabilities?

I think the performance and the story elements probably should have complimentary but different styles to them, although I have no clear idea how or by what measure.
Different lens, or coloring, or aperture setting, or time of day, or location, or something.
I dunno.
But something to separate the two stylistically.

Also, it would have been nice to see the story element been brought in earlier.
1:11 in on a 3:42 video is kinduva big "Oh! Hey! We're going in this direction - as well"!

Gotta watch out for those shadows at 1:03.
Yeah, I know it's Lawrence's own shadow, it's just at the edge of the screen enough to be a distraction.

The leg shot effect was done nice, as well.
Unfortunately the song lyrics don't really make it explicit as to why when seven guns are bearing down on him the wise choice was to shoot himself in the leg, smear it on a tree and take off gimping with his gee-tarr.
??

Lyrics go "There I laaaaaaay.... There I laaaayy-yy-yy"! - as he takes off through the forest.
Umm... Yeah. ;)

Speaking of lyrics, I can understand the "shivering like a sh!tting dog" part just fine.
But for the life in me I can't make out the next line.
"Shivering like the timbers in the bay"? A ship?
Whut?
Huh?
Not your problem or fault. I just can't understand the line despite given the opportunity fifty-eight times. :)

Looks good.
Congratulations.
 

chilipie

Pro Member
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Great work Phil! The muted warm browns of the location and costume reminded me a bit of The Assassination of Jesse James, which is definitely a good thing, and I like the song too.

Visually, my only criticisms are the blown out highlights on his face (but there's not much you can do with limited time and crew) and the too similar shots of the performance bit at the beginning - I wanted to see an epically wide shot of the location and some really tight CUs of his face to add a bit of variety.

And I think a congratulations is in order for managing to film something with guns in in London and not getting arrested :D
 
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