That’s not a video. it’s a static picture! from a point and shoot camera….. oh wait. did i see a man jogging by? finally. some life!
Actually, joking aside – there is a defined point I’m making here. Rather than just point a picture at a building and shoot – think of the whole composition. making beautiful footage that draws the viewer into a scene uses the same principles as good photography. Try taking different angles. get down low. get off angle, shoot peering through the branch of a tree. change the perspective.
DON’T shoot at Midday – when the sun is brightest in the sky, it washes out colors, makes blue skies look really bleached flat and pale and uninteresting, and most importantly, gets rid of shadows which add badly needed contrast to your composition. Also, NEVER shoot against a blank sky. Your shot will look bland. Always try to get some lovely cirrus or cumulus clouds if possible.
Have you tried shooting this scene at 6am in the morning first light? or just before dusk? Better catch that golden light babe, because shooting ancient stone buildings at 6am will cast a luscious golden sandy glow to it – like the Pyramids or something.
your Torre de Hercules 02 is a bit better…
You said: ‘Well, I shooting video for directly upload to VideoHive, I almost never edit the footage’
I’m afraid you couldn’t be more mistaken. you need color correction to pull out those greens and those blues. You need to balance the contrast to really make the photo ‘juicy’. Think about it – if you photographed a bowl of fruit, you’d want to add non-intrusive color correction to bring out the deep purple in those plums and grapes…use Color correction – make your footage ‘pop out’ and appear more juicy and appetizing.
The framing looks still. Looks like you shot it on a tripod – which is great. But was your pan and tilt head broken? why not introduce a slow, ramped pan from behind the trees to make the shot more interesting?
Finally – i’m going to talk about filters. Use one! – look up ND Grads, Polarizers… With a bit of practice you’ll get there.. but i’m afraid the Reviewer is right – this item needed rejecting because any cat can take this with an iphone.Good Luck !
Thanks so much for this post!
Today rejected a other videos !!!?Check out this items: http://youtu.be/s7j1ilGQcLM
This is reviewer message: ‘After reviewing the video, we have decided that it does not meet Videohive’s strict quality standards. Overall, the shot appears soft and lacks the detail we look for in stock HD footage.’
I don’t understand why they do not like this footage? Can I re-upload this footage after color correction?
Well, I shooting video for directly upload to VideoHive, I almost never edit the footage … the user can modify to your own taste, I think so But, this footage ready for upload and selling?
Thanks for this tip!
Why reject my footage!? I filmed nice footage ‘Torre De Hercules’ in A Coruna, Spain.This footage was rejected (Unfortunately this item cannot be approved for sale on the marketplace. When reviewing footage, we take into consideration a number of factors. A few of these factors is the composition of a shot, how it is framed, and how these factors effect the overall quality and usefulness of the clip. We feel as though the way this shot is composed that its usefulness is very limited. We look forward to seeing more of your submissions)... I don’t understand that!
Check out preview video – http://youtu.be/nTXOoIAMxD4 How do you like this footage?
Hey amigos, I’m from A Coruña, Spain! Como va todo