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If Michael Alden Doesn't Stop Pointing At Me I'm Going To Go Nuts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnnyCrockett, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Bhowie

    Bhowie Well-Known Member

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    I didn't notice that. Not sure that he was.

    edited for clarity
     
  2. TRINI

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    I liked the pattern matching video.

    I found this one useless in that it didn't really help anyone who needed advice on pattern matching.
     
  3. lefty

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    Thank you for the comments and criticism regarding dresswithstyle.com.

    Lefty, I am experimenting with an external mic and hopefully the sound quality will improve. Your comments on framing the shots are also helpful. When it comes to filming and interviewing craftsmen I think seeing them in their workplace is the most authentic method. However, it is often inconvenient and noisy.

    Upcoming episodes will include visits with A&S, Huntsman, and Smith Woollens.

    Mafoofan, I look forward to reading some more Tweed in the City...

    Cheers

    Michael Alden
    www.dresswithstyle.com


    Michael,

    as starcrash said, you may want to look into a lav which should solve all your sound issues.

    You'll get a better feel for a well composed frame the more you shoot, but just be aware of what's around you. What I found frustrating was that in many cases I wanted to see what was going on outside of the frame. The Bates piece is a good example - I really wanted to see inside the case behind you. You have a fine voice and laying over a shot of hundred year old hat blocks will add texture to both. The more footage you grab the easier your job will be when you edit.

    Good example of a "artisan" video with a nice attention to the details is the Greenfield clip here:



    It's a bigger project but it was done by three guys in a day and a half.

    Good luck,

    lefty
     
  4. Infrasonic

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    A lavalier with a pop shield (foam cover) for outside work, otherwise wind noise will dominate.
     
  5. Wes Bourne

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    Michael, I think you guys got it wrong with the LL tie. The picture of Gary Cooper shows him wearing what appears to be a shepherd check, while you had it recreated as some faux pois pattern... Maybe if that pattern you used had been turned 45 degrees from how it appears on Mr. Colban, it would have stood a chance of bearing a passing resemblance to Cooper's tie. Look at Cooper's: the black/dark color forms diagonal lines while the on the LL club tie, you get vertical and horizontal lines (dark areas). [​IMG]
     
  6. M. Alden

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    Lefty,

    That was a great story told very well. Thanks.

    I have a Lav mic now and just waiting for a new camera to arrive.

    Bates is like a closet inside. You can barely turn around. I shot a good deal of footage and will be editing it as a record of the shop. Would be nice to think a competent and experienced team could do the job as well because all trace of the place will be lost. I'll ring the folks at Monocle and suggest the story tomorrow.

    Cheers


    Michael Alden

    www.dresswithstyle.com
     
  7. voxsartoria

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    I like the videos, M.


    - B
     
  8. RJman

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    Lefty,

    That was a great story told very well. Thanks.

    I have a Lav mic now and just waiting for a new camera to arrive.

    Bates is like a closet inside. You can barely turn around. I shot a good deal of footage and will be editing it as a record of the shop. Would be nice to think a competent and experienced team could do the job as well because all trace of the place will be lost. I'll ring the folks at Monocle and suggest the story tomorrow.

    Cheers


    Michael Alden

    www.dresswithstyle.com

    Do you have footage of Binks the cat? I want to see Binks the cat.
     
  9. M. Alden

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    B,

    Thanks.

    Let me know the next time you are over on this side of the pond. We should really do a Steed movie.

    Cheers

    Michael
     
  10. M. Alden

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    RJ,

    Binks is gonna be a star. That cat has real presence.

    Of course, Binks is in the picture.

    Cheers

    Michael
     
  11. voxsartoria

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    B,

    Thanks.

    Let me know the next time you are over on this side of the pond. We should really do a Steed movie.

    Cheers

    Michael


    Since Edwin is sensible, he might flee us.


    - B
     
  12. M. Alden

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    We'll have to ask Lefty how to do a chase scene..

    M
     
  13. lefty

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    Just set it to Yakety Sax.

    lefty
     
  14. Wes Bourne

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    Lefty,

    That was a great story told very well. Thanks.

    I have a Lav mic now and just waiting for a new camera to arrive.

    Bates is like a closet inside. You can barely turn around. I shot a good deal of footage and will be editing it as a record of the shop. Would be nice to think a competent and experienced team could do the job as well because all trace of the place will be lost. I'll ring the folks at Monocle and suggest the story tomorrow.

    Cheers


    Michael Alden

    www.dresswithstyle.com


    I like the videos, M.


    - B


    Do you have footage of Binks the cat? I want to see Binks the cat.

    B,

    Thanks.

    Let me know the next time you are over on this side of the pond. We should really do a Steed movie.

    Cheers

    Michael


    RJ,

    Binks is gonna be a star. That cat has real presence.

    Of course, Binks is in the picture.

    Cheers

    Michael


    Since Edwin is sensible, he might flee us.


    - B


    We'll have to ask Lefty how to do a chase scene..

    M


    Just set it to Yakety Sax.

    lefty


    I sense the begining of a shoe circle with something special afterwards...
     
  15. RJman

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    I sense the begining of a shoe circle with something special afterwards...
    Alden and I are already closer than any shoe circle.
     
  16. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    I like Alden's coat in the pattern mixing video. It is fuller in the sleeves and has ample shoulder width compared to some of his English coats. Lovely to see it in action.
     
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    [​IMG] Today's hat one is funny.
     
  19. jamesbond

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    Are these vids in slow motion or does my browser just suck?
     
  20. Philip1978

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    Are these vids in slow motion or does my browser just suck?

    Didn't run slow for me.
     

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