Music Video | Cuban Street Performance

  • État: Closed
  • Prix: $100
  • Propositions reçues: 13
  • Gagnant: ReeSee

Résumé de concours

I am a guitar educator and independent music genre researcher travelling through Latin America creating guitar lesson material based on video recordings with traditional musicians. These will form a large part of a unique world music guitar education website with interactive guitar notation.

I am looking for a long-term partner to these edit videos and help them to reach as wide an audience as possible. This contest will act as a demo so if you can impress here there will be more work to come. Any video promotion knowledge would also be a big plus.

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I have two shots for a performance of Buena Vista Social Club's 'Cuarto de Tula' in the street with a group of musicians in Santiago de Cuba.
- from the left with a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone (1920x1080)
- from the right with a GoPro (1280x720)

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I am looking for the following:

- Multi-take edit the videos together in audio and video sync (please keep as much video and audio quality as possible)
- Switch, zoom, pan etc to emphasise best parts of the performance (suggested timing below). Try to be in sync with musical beats and changes, or be more subtle.
- Use any cutting edge techniques at your disposal to make the video appeal to a wide audience.
- Manage and mix the 2 audio tracks to maintain the highest possible quality and act as an effect when switching cameras.
- Leave blank screen at the end so that Youtube end screen links can be placed over it (or if you specialise in online video marketing, make suggestions as to how it can be best prepared).

<<<-- Edit Guidelines (times per Galaxy shot) -->>>

The audio/video sync accuracy is key. There's no clap so it may be best to use the most prominent actions of the percussionist.
The GoPro will be especially good for emphasising the important percussion hits below that mark changes in song sections.

0:25 | The video should begin with the lead singer's count-off (tres, y…)
0:48 | Percussion hit into verse 1
0:58~1:09 | Percussionist focus (special emphasis on the action on 1:09)
1:05 Wolf whistling would be nice to focus on too
1:19 | Quick switch to percussion hit
1:20-1:39 | Zoom to tres guitar solo (Important transition: I'd like drama, tension, momentum to be built here, then released into the final section)
1:40 | Percussion hit
1:51-2:01 | Percussion
2:10 | Need something to emphasise and dramatise the drop into the chorus here. Perhaps a zoom in to bring attention to my head movement and lead singer freezing, then at 2:11 switch (and zoom?) to percussion strike into chorus
2:20 | Percussionist action
2:50-3:07 | Percussionist notices that somebody is about to walk in front of the camera and tries to stop him but it doesn't work. I want the humour of this part to be brought out.
3:06 But... try to edit away from my awkward face in some way (the laughing before is ok) :)
3:20 Zoom into tres guitar lead (would be nice to keep in/pan out to me dancing with the lead singer on 3:49, then zooming further out as the percussionist builds momentum back into chorus)
4:13 Percussionist
4:59 Percussionist
5:02 Lead singer raises his hand
5:03 Zoom into my ascending chords
5:14 Switch to GoPro to focus on percussionist continuing and whistling whilst everyone has stopped, and me laughing
5:36 End here (last thing should be bassist saying 'eso').

I'm looking forward to seeing some great entries. Thanks for your efforts.

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Commentaire de l'employeur

“I was looking for a music video edit that maintained the overall flow of the performance whilst highlighting the best moments with some tasteful but eyecatching effects. ReeSee provided exactly that and exceeded my expectations. He was very forthcoming, professional and timely with further edit requests and went the extra mile. I would highly recommend this freelancer.”

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  • kierinho
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    Thanks very much to all of you for your entries and all the hard work you put in. I know how much painstaking work goes into video and audio editing and I appreciate the effort you have put in. I have chosen ReeSee's entry due to the creativity used, whilst embellishing and remaining true to the flow of the performance and the music itself. I hope for those of you who may be disappointed that you have also gained some experience by taking part in the competition. I wish you all the best in your careers. Regards, Kieran.

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    1. kierinho
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      Thanks. You can see more of Los Jubilados del Caribe at my channel https://youtu.be/h41YqUFMZ_I. Take care man.

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    2. Maxdean
      Maxdean
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      Muchas gracias!

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  • nagapavan49
    nagapavan49
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    Please Give a full chance to participate in your work i am done and making final touches i will upload within the time. thank you

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    1. kierinho
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      Ok, I won't be closing the competition early. Please pay close attention to the description and the feedback I have given to the top entries. Thanks very much for your participation.

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  • antonyloodus
    antonyloodus
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    Do you want Full HD or HD render?

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    1. antonyloodus
      antonyloodus
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      Just saying that it's really hard to make an appealing video edit when the video is static.

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    2. kierinho
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      Sorry for the delay with the response. I've just had a HDD failure. I'd like the quality to remain as high possible whilst creating a story with cuts, zooms, etc. I understand that in order to zoom etc there will be necessarily be some quality loss, at least for those frames. HD will be fine.

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  • ambereditor
    ambereditor
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    Hi, can you give me any feedback on why my video was rejected please check #15

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    1. kierinho
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      Thanks for your entry. The video has far, far too many cuts, many of them jump cuts. It's very difficult to watch because the viewer's eye is constantly trying to find something to focus on but is then distracted away to another thing. I'm looking for cuts that are subtle or that tastefully/creatively embellish the music and the action in the video. The focus should be on the band, the song and the subtleties in the performance - not excessive fancy edits. Thanks again.

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    2. ambereditor
      ambereditor
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      Even when I redone the whole video and made the pace much much slower? Are you sure you have checked the right one

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  • dgreatdan
    dgreatdan
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    please check #14

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  • kierinho
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    • il y a 1 an

    Please note the following:

    - The final quality of the picture and audio should be kept at the highest level possible. The GoPro picture style is appealing (in a 'fly-on-the-wall' kind of way) but if you can colour match it
    well with the other camera, that may work.
    - I want drama, tension and momentum to be built during the tres guitar solo and released at the end of the solo into the final section. This is a key transition in the song.
    - You should either use cuts, zooming and panning that are in sync with the beats/changes in the music, changes in the song sections or in a way that brings out elements that are interesting. Other effects should be more subtle and not clash with the music.

    I've updated the Contest Description.

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  • kierinho
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    Thanks of the entries that have been made so far. Some good ideas have come through. Cutting to the wolf whistles on 1:05 would also be a nice element to bring out, as well as some of the bassist's best parts. I've added it to the description.

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  • kierinho
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    Here is the new link for the videos (https://goo.gl/BQrwui).

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    1. antonyloodus
      antonyloodus
      • il y a 1 an

      Thanks!

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  • kierinho
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    • il y a 1 an

    Uploading to Google Drive now to replace Dropbox option. The files should be ready in approx 3-4 hours. I will post another message as soon as the links are available. Thanks for your patience.

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    1. emperorbot
      emperorbot
      • il y a 1 an

      Thank you for the invite - will upload my entry soon. :)

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  • sofiapapachr
    sofiapapachr
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    Hello, I want to give a try but I can't open your files. It says it has expired. Is there any other way to get the material?

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  • francobordoni
    francobordoni
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    Hi! As the comment below states the same, there is an error to get the files. Any chance they can be uploaded to Google drive or another storage service? Cheers!

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  • antonyloodus
    antonyloodus
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    Hello! There's a problem with downloading the video files. "Error (429)
    This link is temporarily disabled. The person who shared it hit their daily limit of traffic or downloads."

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  • arrecife1969
    arrecife1969
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    #increaseprize

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