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Michael Smithers

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  1. Hello all! I am a senior studying digital video production in Chicago and am looking to work my way up the camera department ladder to eventually obtain work as a cinematographer and camera operator. I am hoping you can give feedback as to ways in which I can improve my reel to help develop my craft. www.vimeo.com/66221865 Thanks for watching! Michael Schmalzried michaelschmalzried@hotmail.com
  2. Hello all, I would like to hear your thoughts/comments about any aspect of this music video whether it be story, lighting, editing, etc. Your feedback can only help me improve as a visual storyteller. https://vimeo.com/62102869 Thanks for watching! -Michael Schmalzried
  3. @Phillip Mosness you can locate the video at https://vimeo.com/michaelschmalzried if the link above is not working. Hope this link works for you and I'm interested in what you have to say. Thanks.
  4. Any suggestions? The product shot at the end is very desaturated and has very little contrast. I'm wondering if there are any menu/picture profile settings or tools (such as filters) that you would recommend to help alleviate this problem (shot on sony fs100). During production I exposed for a f4 and overexposed the silk behind the table at f16. Should I have maintained this detail and brought it up in post? Any thoughts or comments? Cheers -Michael
  5. Hello all, I am looking for feedback as to ways in which I can improve these test shots. This cut is obviously nowhere near what the final piece would be, but the look will remain relatively consistent throughout the piece. For improvements, I am thinking I should brighten the highlight on the bottle in the second shot and throw a softbox above the hand for a proper exposure. Also, the color and detail in the wine glass gets lost as more wine is poured so I'm thinking of dimming up on a hotter head to fix that issue. What are your thoughts and comments? What is working for you and what isn't? Am I thinking along the right path for improvements? Thanks, Michael https://vimeo.com/58032722
  6. I agree Phil. Thanks for giving your time to help a fellow filmmaker.
  7. Thanks guys. Very helpful feedback. On to the next project..
  8. Hello all! This is a piece that I shot for school that is supposed to represent a dream-like state and I'm interested to hear your thoughts/comments so I can improve my work. https://vimeo.com/55627187 Thanks, Michael
  9. I'm not sure if the regions are at all a determinent in whether or not the firmware will run correctly on your camera, but I have the v2.3 update from v 1.1.1 running succesfully on my system. I haven't had the chance to do any extensive testing, but from what I've shot everything seems to be running fine. I hope this helps.
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