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BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,927
Sacramento, California, US


Looking to use some variation on this to promote my business. There is nudity so be warned.

Also...gonna change the Beach Boys song to something I can't get sued over, this was just an excercise NOT for distribution (so please don't distribute it). I would love to hear all feedback, especially where I can improve things.

WARNING-LARGE FILE (high speed connections only reccomended)
http://www.danhoodphotography.com/Tina.wmv

~Rich
Oct 13 05 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Altman Photography Svcs
Posts: 75
Lakeland, Florida, US


It's actually pretty good.  I know it's just a test, but I would add more examples of your work in the video.  I think the zoom-ins are a liitle too slow, but the video quality is nice and clear.  So my suggestion would be more examples, faster lead in, change song and add text graphics to describe what you do and examples of your services.  Your work is great so your video should reflect that.
Oct 14 05 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
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E Gibbons
Posts: 45
Bordentown, New Jersey, US


By way of your portfolio I can see you are Familiar with the work of Verushka (spelling is probably wrong as I don't have his book in front of me)

Some of your images seem derivitive of his work, while others seem to break new ground.

I would steer clear of any work that overlaps his well documented series.

The campy poses are kind of fun too.  Maybe painting on old form fitted dresses of the Starletts of the 30's and 40's?  Maybe go black and white, powdering the model's face and hair... Sepia...

Just some thoughts,
E. Gibbons
Oct 14 05 09:15 am  Link  Quote 
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BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,927
Sacramento, California, US


Altman, thanks for the feedback. Actual video is the next step, better raw footage is definately on the "to do" list. I also learned last night that I can change the zoom speed and avoid the "slowdowns" in the middle of the long pan.



I would love to know which works you found derivative. The only work I know from Verushka is her series where she is blended into natural backgrounds such as stone and so forth. I'd be interested to find works that resemble mine, since any resemblance would be unintentional. (Not that I haven't planned a couple paintings to emulate Verushka, I just haven't found a location that is suitable, or a model willing to have a go at an outdoor bodypainting!) Your input is quite welcome though as I'd like to avoid even the IDEA of copying what has already been done. And yes...more pinups are on the way.

THANK YOU BOTH for the great feedback.
Oct 14 05 09:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Brian Diaz
Posts: 62,897
Danbury, Connecticut, US


You know I adore your work and think you're brilliant, but one of your strengths is your variety and wide body of work.  To have several minutes entirely devoted to two looks does you a great disservice because it looks like those are all you have done.
Oct 14 05 09:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Nicholson Photography
Posts: 586
Columbus, Georgia, US


its too slow
Oct 14 05 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
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BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,927
Sacramento, California, US


Ponts taken...variety is on the drawing board and that should also speed up the pace. Thank you!
Oct 14 05 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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robert christopher
Posts: 2,680
Snohomish, Washington, US


i do lots of slide shows like yours and have found that varying the lenghth of the displayed image works very well, as short as 3/10 of a second can be processed very easily by the human brain, time how short the scenes are at the beginning of some tv shows like law and order, survivor,etc. pans and zooms may take 2-5 seconds but three works well, stick with a basic overlap of abot 2/10 second, pass on the fancy disolves,fade to black for about 1/4 second between chapters/scenes/girls. but very good
Oct 15 05 01:21 am  Link  Quote 
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megafunk
Posts: 2,593
Los Angeles, California, US


You're going to force me to install Flip4Mac so I can see the file.
Oct 15 05 10:31 am  Link  Quote 
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BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,927
Sacramento, California, US


Points well made, I will definately keep them in mind for next time around.

Would AVI files be more MAC compatible, or MPEGS? What files are the most universal for web use?
Oct 16 05 11:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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robert christopher
Posts: 2,680
Snohomish, Washington, US


BodyPainter Rich  wrote:
Points well made, I will definately keep them in mind for next time around.

Would AVI files be more MAC compatible, or MPEGS? What files are the most universal for web use?

i saw them fine on my mac, using safari

Oct 17 05 04:24 am  Link  Quote 
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