Re: Project Retribution
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:28 pm
To do this.
Your points are noted, but to me it seems like you decided to take this at face value without actually thinking about this video or what it really meant. It's not a good production in my eyes by any means, but your critique seems nearly nonsensical at points.
IskatuMesk wrote:I don't understand how your composition is supposed to be better nor do I understand any of your criticisms. All you did was change some stuff around and reverse directions here and there seemingly randomly, this doesn't actually instill much of anything in terms of flow. You also confused the champion with a bishop which may be the source of more of your confusion.
I don't see how the space station scenes are fast paced given in all of the scenes the objects are entirely immobile, but I'll take your word for it...
However, your video totally breaks all of the guiding I had created through the transitions and is just completely without purpose or direction at all. It seems to me you were just quick to point out the inconsistent camera work and didn't actually care about the audio at all the moment you decided to dismiss it.
As far as fade transitions are concerned, Salvation was almost exclusively fade transitions and yet this is the first time anyone has ever mentioned something about it. It was something I was giving thought to last night, really. In the context of this video I think they make sense, but in the full production, it's something I probably want to avoid in combat scenes.
As far as the visual effects are concerned, my abilities are limited. Do not expect after effects level quality out of Vegas. It's just not going to happen. That said, I wanted to set this as a bridge between my last vegas-based effects video and a future After Effects video, to see the differences I myself could make with the newer tools (and not something someone with a decade experience made). You yourself will probably not see such a thing until I make another trailer. I have never used AE before, and I probably won't get the time or opportunity to do much with it for an extremely long time.
The audio quality in your video is completely fucked up. If you're complaining about the audio after having mangled the video I can see why, you totally destroyed it. Your volume is literally over twice as loud as mine and turns much of the voices into a pile of shit. This is painful to me to listen to on half volume. Fix your computer and your issues will largely disappear.
I was not concerned about quality control in this given I spent about an hour start to finish to record and create the entire thing. I did not treat this with production level quality control. Otherwise the absolutely massive, colossal fuckup I made during the recording wouldn't have slipped past. Funny how you didn't notice it.
I am making a short video to convey my ideas with this trailer. I feel I can say it better than I can type it. Maybe you'll understand it a bit better as a result.
IskatuMesk wrote:You're using chinese hardware? I didn't know you had apple products over there.
I'm going to need a small number of people to help me verify these high level recordings when they come in the future. You better have your internet sorted out in the coming years.
IskatuMesk wrote:It's identical to the top portion and blue is DyiithJhinn color.