This is a promotional reel I've just made for the small videography business I'm currently setting up (one-man-band doing local community organisations, weddings etc). Everything in it was shot on low-end/cheap cameras, several of which have been discussed and compared extensively on this forum over the last year or two. To boot, other than the Tokina 11-16mm all of the lenses were each bought for under $300.
After a couple of enquiries about the gear I used for this reel, I've decided to add subtitles to show each camera (and lens) each shot was taken with. Just click the 'CC' button in the Vimeo play bar to turn the subtitles on.
I'd welcome feedback on my reel, but this is mainly posted here in the hope it might be of use to others:
Sorry the subtitles aren't synched perfectly to each edit (it's not easy with Amara). You'll work it out though I hope ...
I'm starting to set myself up a small videography business: just a one-man-band doing local stuff - community group promos, weddings, etc. I'm still working on the website (www.lintelfilms.co.uk) and have just finished the 2nd draft of my promotional film. I'd really appreciate your feedback on the film. I don't mind at all if you are brutal!
By Charles Roto Wren
I've just finished a shoot for a UK based car show, focused on the VAG scene.
I focused my efforts on emphasising the social side of these events.
I shot on a 600D (with Magic Lantern, for zebras), and used a mixture of the 50mm 1.8 and the Sigma 30mm 1.4. With a few 18-55mm kit lens shots thrown in for wides.
Whilst the kit's very modest, I'd be interested to hear any feedback.
I'm looking to sell my 600D early next year and upgrade to a 5D MKIII. Keeping the 50mm 1.8, and adding Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 PRO FX for the super wide angle shots, and possibly a Canon 85mm 1.8 for the nice closeup textural stuff.
A big push for the upgrade is the sensor size, to allow me to go wider. and the low light performance. As, currently I struggle to go past 800. And even at 800 there's a fair amount of grain.
Any thoughts on the video, and my incoming kit upgrade would be ace :)
Huge thanks in advance.
My serene short macro film.
Mostly shot on Pentax-A 100mm f4 macro, with very close up shots using a reversed Sigma 24mm f2.8 super wide II.
I used my k-5 for tests and stills, but used a Canon 600d with Technicolor cinestyle installed for the actual shoot, as the dynamic range is greater, and it has manual controls. The lenses are attached using a canon-pentax adapter, which can be bought from Ebay for Â£10/$15.
To get closer I used a set of 50mm extension tubes, and sometimes used the Canon 600Dâ€™s 3x digital zoom (which is still full 1080p HD, a useful feature and no extra depth of field loss!)
The film itself is rather light on narrative; itâ€™s just a progression of â€“ hopefully! â€“ interesting shots.
Hope you like it. Iâ€™m happy to answer questions on how I did specific shots and itâ€™s always good to get feedback.