Christian Tucci

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  1. @MCooogan1 I agree with all of the feedback mentioned above. One of the main things you want to accomplish with a video is a story, no matter what the video is being edited for. Even simple real estate videos need to tell a story. I do like the idea of using stills in the video too, not many people do that and it has to be done just right for it to work. I think a lot of the transitions can be eliminated and some of the shots in the beginning were long. What I really liked is your write up and answering of the questions. You used the course appropriately and answered the questions spot on. You found valuable ways to improve on your next edits and the fact that you did that after just your first edit from the course is great! Overall, nice work making it through the course and getting something very valuable out of it!
  2. This is a great idea too. I have used FCP X's proxy feature a bunch of times, and know it uses ProRes 422 Proxy files. It sounds like you are looking for it to use an even lower quality format to keep library file size minimal. While you can't dictate which proxy format the built-in feature uses, you may be able to accomplish what you want with the re-linking feature. Not tested yet, but if you use compressor to make ultra low quality versions of your masters, it might let you "re-link" from the menu to those "proxy" files after it can't find the masters anymore.
  3. This is an awesome idea for a course lecture! Thank you, will definitely incorporate that in some way when making more material for the course.
  4. To get the best idea of what is in there now, take a look at the curriculum page for the course (link below). It shows each and every lecture if you scroll down some. I don't want to write my exact ideas yet until some fresh feedback comes in because I don't want to steer anyone in a certain direction yet. Want to just hear anything and everything people might want to see.
  5. Hi all, I am planning out some improvements and updates to the Post-Production course and part of that is a consideration for making some new screencast videos on either new topics or going more in depth on a topic already covered. So, wondering what everyone thinks should be included and hoping at least a few of you have some time to share more in-depth thoughts over email or a phone call. Just let me know, want to make the course something that appeals to even more students if possible. Best, Christian
  6. @Daniel Vavrecka Job well done! I am impressed. Great use of transitions especially when it comes to matching a type of transition with the shot's movement. I second @Av8Chuck's comments with having a bit more variety. Some shots were repetitive and long but I do like how on a few shots you chopped them up with a transition just to make it more dynamic. I rarely see people do that, and it shows you are thinking outside the box I think. The music worked well and overall, I don't have more comments than that if you can believe it! Definitely keep flying and practicing getting close-ups and stuff and when you integrate those into future videos you will see how much more dynamic you can make the edit. -Christian
  7. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is definitely the standard for most Windows based editing setups.
  8. Daniel, Again, sorry for the delay in response. I thought I fixed notifications on the forum but it appears I still do not get an email when these posts are put up by students. This is actually a very nicely done edit! The music is a perfect pick, the footage is crisp and clean, the transitions are nice and the motion tracked titles are awesome. Below are my few comments. 1.) A couple of clips especially towards the end, don't seem to match in color and white balance with the rest of the shots. It is not too off but it is noticeable. 2.) There were one or two horizons that were slanted. You can use the transform tool to straighten these out, and then don't forget to use the crop tool after that to zoom in a little to make up for the small black spaces that will exist on the edges of the frame after rotating the image. 3.) Great placement of your logo in the bottom of the frame and awesome job on the motion animated logo at the end!! 4.) Some of the shots have slightly awkward/robotic like camera movements. This is the number one thing I always mention to students but it is the number one hardest thing to probably fix when flying a drone AND operating camera at the same time. It is something only practice will make you better at, but at the very least, if you do capture shots like this, might be best not to use them, or not use that part of the shot. This is especially important in videos mades for clients. 5.) Also love the title in the beginning and the blurred background with it, fading away slowly to reveal the actual first shot. 6.) Lastly, I might shorten up some of the clips to tighten up the whole edit. Some shots do feel a little bit long to watch. Keep up the good work because if this is your first full length edit with the transitions and callouts you say, I can't wait to see what you show us all next! ~Christian
  9. @Derrick Ward Very nice video!! Nice choice of music, nice length, and nice job of getting across the point of what you were shooting for. I noticed two things to change, but other than that it is well put together. 1.) There is a shot where the props of your aircraft come into view on the top of the frame. See if you can find this shot, so you get used to looking for things like that. 2.) There are a few shots with awkward mid-shot movements or adjustments of the camera/gimbal that interrupt the cinematic nature of the shot. Try to stay away from including these parts of the shots if possible. See shots at 00:01:00:00 and 00:01:06:00 for examples of what I mean. Looking forward to seeing a revised cut! If you wanted to show off more of the whole wind farm to the client you could also include some establishing shots of the area and wind farm as a whole. -Christian
  10. @timmy67 It did! Knew I forgot to update the status somewhere.
  11. Hi @Derrick Ward, I am currently on vacation (on a cruise) and have terrible WiFi. Streaming video will not work. As soon as I get back later this week, I will watch and comment on your video. Can't wait to watch it! Sorry for the delay. Best, Christian
  12. Carlos, Well done! For the kind of video you made and your goal, I think it works very well and I really don't have many comments as such. One thing I would take into consideration is the length possibly. This all depends on your audience. The video is on the longer side especially for showing others what the vacation was like. That combined with some of the shots themselves being longer might be enough to not keep the viewer's full attention while watching. Again, this all depends on your audience for the video so if it is meant for you and close family to watch then it makes sense the way you did it. A few transitions and movements with the drone can be smoothed out, as you mentioned though so good call there. Color looks pretty good to me, and you have a nice choice of music! What are some things you would do differently next time around while filming, and what are some things you can do next time around when cutting a new version? Best, Christian
  13. @Av8Chuck Sweet videos! Great example of making good use of "bad" camera work to move the video along and tell a story.
  14. I love your goal of telling a story with the skate park. Job well done there. You do it in a fun way, and the music fits the piece well. Most importantly, you learned some valuable lessons it seems. I am glad you realized patience and having a plan ahead of shooting is important. I often find that selecting the music is the hardest part of a project as well One major thing to watch out for, is the little bits of footage that have awkward movements in them, such as at about 00:00:17:00. Try to use shots or ranges of shots that are smooth flowing and not jerky in even a slight way. If you go throughout the video you will notice other instances of this too. I think the titles actually look fine. No worries if they are not on a black background. And lastly, I love the shot at 00:00:21:00! Glad you are enjoying the class. What kind of drone did you shoot this with? Christian