The footage looks wonderful! The thing dragged for me a bit at first, but the ending was quite touching. I enjoyed it in the end all told.
Glad I did not give up half way through...there was an awful lot of a guy laying in bed for the first 3:09. If there were any way to make that shorter and keep your message, it may have been good to do. Some folks may give up halfway through and miss the moving part.
Did you do this all alone? It appears you had a stationary tripod for most everything that I can recall after watching it once through.
Wow, the opening scene in that bedroom is so absolutely amazing! The lighting is fabulous and it looks really cinematic! GH2 is brilliant! The only niggle there is, that i can see the lightstand in the mirror ;D
No hack. I used smooth with everything set to -2. Lenses I used were mainly a Contax Planar T 45/2, a Panasonic Summilux 25/1.4, and the Panasonic 14-140. The majority of the color grading was just a minor crushing of the blacks, and an occasional color matching.
Each shot was well done but very slow, way over extended. Pacing was far too long too. More shots of loved one could have elevated story and added more emotion. I dig what your trying to say, but at 6:15 length -- everything could have been said with the footage shown but cut down 70% in length, for a total time under 2:00. My 2 cents is not worth very much cause I am not rich OR famous...
I'm a GH2 'er also. I like your acting. So you shot yourself? How does that work?
It's true, very similar to Cameron's short.
Good movie, I agree it's too long. I think I have an inkling what the problem might be, depending if it's truly a problem. I'm trying to edit a short I shot, wrote, directed, catered, and it's just so fucking hard to kill your babies. You might feel like every shot is as long as it should be, you're trying to convey loss and despair right, you HAVE to hold on those moments right? My film is also about loneliness. Is that how to convey loneliness? A long hold? I dunno but,
If many are saying it's too long, and you think you might agree, perhaps you want to pass it to fresh eyes with a machete.