Whitebeard In Real Life


#1

This one’s for all the One Piece fans out there. Filmed with the latest iPhone and moving through the god-send that is the adobe creative suite, I was able to bring to life the power of the legendary pirate emperor. Hope you like it!


#2

That was funny dude! Good editing, the only thing that would make it better for me is if you hopped across the street because of all the cracks


#3

Agreed. Apart from that, glad you liked it!


#4

Hi!

Just a few things that stood out to me. (take in mind these are fairly nitpicky on a genuinely well-made video)

Start with the things I liked:

1: The timing was perfect for a comedic setting, loved it!

2: The cracks in reality were very well done, composited very nicely and matched the look of the scene flawlessly. (loved the distortion for the separate shards!)

3: camera work is very well done for shot on iPhone, beautiful focus and excellent shot movement. (looking at you dolly zoom)

Some things I think could use a little bit of tweaking.

1: Things seemed slightly over-exposed in the beginning shots. seems like a lot of texture detail in the concrete and wall was lost from over lighting.

2: The fire in the background plate of the final shot seems upscaled, I would have liked to have seen a sharper effect, perhaps slowed down to about 85%. Larger things generally move slower and the same applies to fire. for something that looks ~35 feet tall to move so fast is slightly distracting and pulls the eye away from the main features of the shot.

3: Never be afraid to layer effects, the cracks in the ground look great, but I would have liked to have seen some particulate floating, a general rule I like to use is cause and effect. Cause being the cracks, the associated effect being dust or fog.

4: Apply a curves to the final shot, try to compress the whites and blacks a little. “Doomsday” shots generally contain dark blacks, and muted whites (of course this is all stylistic). I’m not familiar with the dynamic range of the new iPhone, but if a shot like this arises again, I would try to underexpose slightly.

Finally, I’d like to point out that there is a good bit of sway in the tracking, I’m sure this is something you were aware of, and it really is something that is surprisingly hard to fix if a shot really defies to cooperate with you.

All-in-all, a funny short that exercises great camera work, fantastic compositing and exceptional timing. If only lacking in technical departments. A couple of slight tweaks and I think you have a great video on your hands.


#5

Thank you so much nukes2all!