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by mysticjim
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Music Video is Finally Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 6918

Re: Music Video is Finally Finished

But i guess what was missing and to be fair, what is missing in a very large number of music videos, is anything which makes me want to see how the narrative develops. Its a valid point. As I previously admitted, when I conceived the idea for the video, I sort of knew I wanted those elements, but I...
by mysticjim
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Music Video is Finally Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 6918

Re: Music Video is Finally Finished

Hi Tim, thanks for the feedback - its so concise, you had to post it twice! :lol: Couple of fair points you make, though - the framing of the newsreader was an issue, originally, and you can see this from the test footage I previously posted, Jon was framed much better, however, two things worked ag...
by mysticjim
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Music Video is Finally Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 6918

Re: Music Video is Finally Finished

Hi Peter, John and Dave, Many thanks for your positive and constructive feedback, I'm really glad you all like it. Peter and Dave - Alien Stash Tin are something of a bizarre local musical phenomenon - I've known Jon, the singer, since the early 90's when I met him at college - we were even briefly ...
by mysticjim
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Music Video is Finally Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 6918

Music Video is Finally Finished

Hi Guys, Have mostly overcome my audio syncing issues, and after a marathon bit of editing, here is the finished video; Quick warning, there is a smidge of colourful language in some of the captions, [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78UpJ_tYSVc[/youtube] Hope you enjoy it, feedback welcome. Jim
by mysticjim
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: First Days Filming - Early Test results
Replies: 12
Views: 8373

Re: First Days Filming - Early Test results

Looks like the problem is with Sony Vegas. I was mistakenly believing that the original WMV file I rendered was in sync - Windows media Player has been playing it in sync, but everything else I've played it on, such as VLC Player, has revealed the sync issue. I've found some support forums with sugg...
by mysticjim
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: First Days Filming - Early Test results
Replies: 12
Views: 8373

Re: First Days Filming - Early Test results

Having some real issues with this whole Youtube and audio out of sync problem. I've been told that my best bet was to upload vids in MP4 rather than WMV, so I did a render direct from Sony Vegas using the h.264 Mpeg codec, lo and behold, I get the same sync problem straight from the render as I get ...
by mysticjim
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: First Days Filming - Early Test results
Replies: 12
Views: 8373

Re: First Days Filming - Early Test results

Hi Guys, Thanks for the feedback, firstly to Fred for ensuring that I didn't electrocute myself or any of the band, as it was a real possibility when I first got started! Secondly, Tim, many thanks for your dedication to the podcast, nice to know we have at least one fan! The next episode was actual...
by mysticjim
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: First Days Filming - Early Test results
Replies: 12
Views: 8373

Re: First Days Filming - Early Test results

Hey guys, sorry being such a stranger here, had to wait three months to get to do the concluding shoot for the music video I'm working on, but finally got some progress. Have finished the first big task in the editing of my music video - here is the band performance element of the video, plus there ...
by mysticjim
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: First Days Filming - Early Test results
Replies: 12
Views: 8373

First Days Filming - Early Test results

Hey there Finally I got to begin filming my music video project for my friends band this Saturday just gone. You can read the full story on my blog about how it went, http://www.mysticjim.blogspot.com - but just as a test piece, here is a bit of test footage from my first attempt at filming using a ...
by mysticjim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Re: Newbie with questions!

Hi John Thanks for checking out the blog, hopefully - by this time next week I will have some actual filming done to report back on, then things will start in earnest. In the meantime, though, I've also got a podcast running in conjunction with the blog, this is much more the general movie review an...
by mysticjim
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Re: Newbie with questions!

Many thanks to Dave and Fred for your vital, and possibly life saving advice! I have now purchased the correct spec cable (Dave - good call on TLC as a supplier - would you believe they actually have an outlet about 10 minutes walk from where I live, bonus!) I have now tested my 150W lights and will...
by mysticjim
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Re: Newbie with questions!

Hi Fred and Dave Thanks for your replies, can I paraphrase a bit here as there is a lot to take in... Fred seems to suggest that the old 1.25 cable should be fine, but Dave's mate suggests that 1.5 is probably better. As the cable will be used indoors at room temperature, I think I'm alright there w...
by mysticjim
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Re: Newbie with questions!

Thank you Fred D,

Glad to have it confirmed. I'd also been posting on a dedicated electrical forum and they have just produced a similar answer, although not as detailed an explanation.

Many thanks, I shall begin hacking up my old extension cable forthwith!

Jim
by mysticjim
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Re: Newbie with questions!

Hello Thanks to Tim and Tom for your initial responses, thats pretty helpful. The main reason for using multiple cameras is time constraints, last time I managed about 6 usable takes in about 5 hours with a single camera, and it was nowhere near enough, I was hoping to cover more angles in the same ...
by mysticjim
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Newbie with questions!
Replies: 12
Views: 10181

Newbie with questions!

Evening all, I'm Jim and I've just located this forum, and i hope you good people can be of much assistance. I'm very new to video and visuals, my background has primarily been audio, both in term of performance and production, but recently I've begun dabbling in (very) amateur film making, and I ha...