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Be careful with your audio. When I turned it to a comfortable level for the music, the voice was too low. Balance it out.
Also, watch out for those jump cuts during an interview. Perhaps a transition to show that time passed or a quick jump to something else and then back.
When you say the "voice was too low" does that mean the voice was being drowned out by the music? Meaning I should lower the volume of the music?
Yes, in one place, it was actually mean to be one take, but I didn't really have a take that was useable, so I cut the first part from one take and the second part from another take.
Thanks for your feedback and suggestion?
I don't quite like the lighting. I'm trying to get a soft warm look. How would I go about achieving this? Will a broad source of light (A large softbox or beauty dish) do the trick?
The volume of the music didn't drown out the voice, but the voice was much lower than the surrounding music. Mske it all peak at around -6dB and you will be better off.
Those cuts happen to everyone now and then. Use a quick circular wipe like a clock to indicate passage of time.
I prefer to hide the jump cuts with B roll. Any jump even with a transition is usually distracting. But Broll over the cut (purposeful B roll) makes it completely invisible.
I know this isnt your final version. For the first draft it is excellent! But, I was not clear on the purpose or value of the footage in between the interview dialog. If they are sw screen shots, its isnt obvious. Instead of long interludes of this; let her talk over some of it. It will quicken the pace and make it more interesting.
For a softer/warmer lighting look; Do as much of it with lights as possible (if you can re-shoot) Google for 3 point lighting system. Use a softbox for the main light for a soft even light. If you dont have a softbox, reflect a light off a white board, sheet, foam. A subtle tint towards red in post (or with jells on the lights) will warm it up. Dont over do it though.
The first thing I noticed was that the letters in the beginning were too dark, never clearly legible.
Thank you for your comment.
Yes, that is true. They need to stand out more.