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Great visuals + great story = great video

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Brian Immel March 5, 2011, 3:30 p.m. permalink

In short, watch this piece from Make Magazine.

I think we've all been in a position where someone has a hobby that we're trying to capture. But how do you capture it all without loosing the audience? Fine editing, great use of cutaways and simple transitions. Also a great example of why a longer format is required sometimes.

Particularly I like the middle of the video where he's describing setting up the sculpture in the museum. Obviously all the producer had were archived stills, but that didn't slow them down. Again simple and quick use of the photos (w/ some whimsical music) and the story continues.

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James Cuff March 7, 2011, 2:34 a.m. permalink

I think this is a lovely piece Brian. Great story, well shot and produced.

However, I think some ruthlessness in the editing suite was needed. It was far too long for my liking. There were two or three stories in there. 

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Brian Immel March 7, 2011, 2:40 a.m. permalink

I agree. There were some obvious break points that would have made great second or third stories. At the same I was never bored in it's current longer form.

I'm always curious as to that magic number when it comes to length. 3, 5, 7, 10? Too long.... too short....  Likewise I'm always interested to see a piece that proves the exception.

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Mahala Gaylord March 16, 2011, 9:25 p.m. permalink

wow, that was beautiful and incredibly inspiring

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