Compilation of work that I have filmed for various school projects, sports teams, and personal endeavors throughout the past year.
Positives: • The pacing of the edit w/ the music kept me interested from beginning to end; very nice choices here • You have a good variety of shots, situations & moments here
Improvements: • Footage looks more broadcast than cinematic at times • Some shots are lower quality & don't have any color grade, which makes them look like something shot on a phone rather than a carefully crafted shot with a DSLR/camera/etc.
Positives: There was a wide variety of shots depicting different subject matters. Some of the stronger shots within the piece were the ones of the rowing team.
Improvements: As a whole, this reel was more on the conservative side with minimal zooming, panning, and angles. The football shots could have benefited from quicker cuts
Positives: What worked well was the energetic composition of the shots to deliver a fast paced and dynamic medley of youthful enthusiasm. I appreciated the ideas contained within the editing. I also liked the juxtaposition of the 'direction' of the scenes where the energies were directed in a certain direction and you could see the greater landscape beyond the frame. I liked the dolly shot of the cheerleaders from behind as well as the crew heading down in the frame.
Improvements: Music and sound were a bit overwhelming and seemed to compete with the various scenes of the reel; I think it could have been better with a more synchronized approach to sound. I think the best scenes were the musical voids when the sound cut out to show the cinematic drama of the sports scenes or the 'winning moments.'