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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2011 05:05 pm
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in media res


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The quality of the intro was better than the snippet of the play I watched. You set us up for some good production values with the intro. But when we got to the play,which is the point of the whole project, they weren't. (Why such a long intro? Who cares? We want to see the play.)

RE: production values: I could not really hear the dialogue. By videoing a live performance you give up way too much: good sound, good video (with theatrical - not video lighting) and so many other things I will not take the time to mention. We are watching the backs of the heads of the audience! I watched about 2 minutes.

If you want to get an idea of how these can be done go here and browse.

It is a company called The Stage Channel out of Chicago. They have been doing it about 10 years. They have improved a lot since their beginnings and always still keep improving.

They do not shoot a live performance, they shoot a rehearsal specifically set up for them to do their taping. Sound is great. Light is great. Their shooting and editing is thought out very well. Mind you, they are a professional company.

However, with the inexpensive equipment available today, you could certainly get something much better than what you have posted on youtube. I have seen some very good videos from people that are not professional.

Hope this helps for the next time. It is a goal to shoot for. This is the quality people expect in this technological age.

To be direct: Right now, your script would speak better as an intro than this video. 10 page sample and a synopsis.


in media res

P.S. By the way, a play about/built around Nessie sounds like a lovely idea. Everyone loves Nessie. I wish you the best with it.

Last edited on Fri Apr 8th, 2011 05:10 pm by in media res