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nakouzi
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My newest video. and first one on this forum

Thanks TO Dan and Dave and Chris Kenner

Enjoy:

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/kasinski/Sin_City.mp4
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Like all the other cut videos out there.
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I'm always like 2 weeks behind everyone else in D/L'ing and watching videos, but if WB doesn't like it I'm sure it's a great video,

Welcome to the boards!
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On 2005-04-27 07:06, 4Jacks wrote:
if WB doesn't like it I'm sure it's a great video


Right on. System effects in the beginning and end were great, though it could have gone without the vertigo.
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I think you went kind of crazy with the color inversions and whatnot. The idea of using those sorts of effects is to add a little more interest, but the way you did it took the focus off the cards and off your hands, which I guess might be a good thing... Whatever, if that's your style, run with it.
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I LOVE the editing. Very fast cuts. Nothing special with the moves, nothing original I think (correct me if I'm wrong) but altogether an OK movie.
fast cuts, nice editing.
nakouzi
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There are a few original cuts in there
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Nice job as always Myles. You have really improved A TON since before.

Sadly, you are still a little sloppy with your cuts.

Excellent work!

Jason
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Actually, nails and overall hand appearance are very important when filming a video of your hands. I get a manicure before I shoot film, to make sure my hands are looking tight. I didn't really notice too much hand ugliness in this video though, I really couldn't see his hands well with all the editing and whatnot.
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If you are going to perform flourishes for the public (as opposed to sitting in your room practicing and entertaining yourself with your skills) then you should understand that the focus is on your hands and your cards. Thus both should be in good shape. No old beat up, tattered cards, no dirt, no bitten fingernails, no open wounds.

It should go without saying that your hands should be clean and well manicured anything less takes away from the art. Your cards should be in good shape too!

Nakouzi, that was a good effort and nice work. Keep it up, keep practicing, keep performing, and keep showing others what you’re doing and how you are developing. I don’t see that many people in here with the brass to put themselves on the line.
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Actually biteing my nails is a bad habbit I stopped for AGES until a few weeks ago as I got BIG exams which are freaking the **** out of me
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On 2005-04-27 14:12, yahu wrote:
Actually, nails and overall hand appearance are very important when filming a video of your hands. I get a manicure before I shoot film, to make sure my hands are looking tight. I didn't really notice too much hand ugliness in this video though, I really couldn't see his hands well with all the editing and whatnot.

Thank you! I'm glad that there are pple out there who share my view that hands, and especially fingernails should be well-kempt and should look nice when you're filming them for a video! Oe of my biggest pet peeves is that I can't stand really short fingernails, especially in cases where people have short nails bc they bite them.

With that said, I liked the black and white effect that is on the last few moves when focusing on just the hands, the way it kind of glows. it was a bit disconcerting that it kept switching from scene to scene between b/w, negative, inverted negative etc. constantly throughout the first part. once you kept to a certain effect, I liked it a LOT more. Props for 327.000 whatever it is, and most of the other moves were fairly well done too. All in all, a pretty good video.
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I don't know how you do anything with longer nails, they're such a pain. I always bite... makes padiddling easier anyway Smile

Actually I thought that the ending had too much editing, it looked like you just ran over some cheap filter and the moves were hard to see. The Channel-14 like editing though was really well done; very aesthetically pleasing. I thought the negative imaging in the middle of the video was nice too, except for how they switched back and forth, from inverted to non-inverted, like Jessica said. If you stuck to just one of them for most of the time, it would have been easier for the eyes. And the epileptic. :-D
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GREAT VIDEO MYLES!!
You got skillz!
Great speed, amazing editing nice stuff!!
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My point is that for a performer (a person doing this thing for others not just for self-gratification) the tools of the trade need attention. Can you imagine enjoying a close-up show with the performer having dragon breath? It simply distracts from the art.

I contend that the hands are one of the tools in the art of flourishing and as such attention should be given them.

But, as has been pointed out many, many time – I could be wrong!
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I pay for a manicure before I do a shoot for any video that I think people might still watch in a year. Any video of that significance should be of the best I can possible make it, and that includes my hands being in their best possible condition. It cost me about $15 including the tip for the manicure person, that's nothing to spend once in a while to ensure your videos looking as good as possible.
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I see it like this Harry,
Me, You, and Yahu here are all on the same boat.
I wash and File.
You Wash, File, and do other stuff, that I have no clue what it pertains
Yahu goes out and has all that professionally done.

I completely agree with you about how your hands are a tool of the trade, and your 100% correct about having bad breath, but your finger nails are much lower on the scale than your breath.
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You are absolutely right!

For a professional (someone who is trying to make a living at performing) I don’t think that anything can be left unattended to. I think of the performer as a total package. The skills, the tools, the script, even the wardrobe and music (if any) require attention. It is the attention to little details that make one a professional. Maybe some extra attention is spent on those elements that are in the foreground (that is those elements that an audience focuses on) but no element should go totally unattended.

But this is just opinion and as is pointed out, I could be wrong!
The artist formally known as Mumblepeas!
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