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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
@00:18Thank you!:aww:
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
@00:32Thank you so so much!:)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:49This is beautiful. :heart:
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How does one feel when touching rain through a window? Or watching wind create shadows in the night?

**This is a small experiment on the behavior of rain and wind at night with natural street lamps.

Music: [link]

Camera: Canon Eos 7D, 1080p, 24fps
Lens: Helios 44-2 58mm f2

Last night.

:star: UPDATE: I've won second place with this video in the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards - Movie Short Category :winner:
Link to the announcement here, and it will be featured in their May's issue :aww:

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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:33this is really cool! i always liked the way light played through a wet window!!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
@00:33Thank you! I appreciate that! My only concern at that time was the white balance, I can't stand street lights :P
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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:33I didnt mean to mark it there, I mean all of it :D
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:18I love this part. :) those light string. :D
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
@00:18Thank you!:aww:
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee: congrad. :hug:
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lomatic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Speechless ...and congratulations! Diana wonderful stuff!oh and cool choice of track.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you! :)
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lomatic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No need to thank ,you are a very talented artist in all aspects and not scared to experiment ,with motivation and dedication (which have lots of already) to your art , you have a bright feature thus always a pleasure to see your work.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
:heart: Thank you. I don't quite see the bright future for now, maybe because I'm sort-of-depressed on a daily basis and..don't know.
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lomatic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll note you.
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Beautiful! Although filmed during a windy eve / night it has a lot of tranquility. I really like the way you shot in the direction of the streetlamps, as it gives a very warm color scheme as well as some kind of magical moment, which the music amplifies for me.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I was after the magic, as you mentioned :) Wind/rain can be calming under some circumstances :)
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so relaxing and calm. I'm not sure what the story is or if it even matters, it's just a feeling that I get from those warm lights reflecting images through the raindrops. Beautiful cinematography.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you. It doesn't have any story put into it, it was one of those moments when you see something beautiful and want to reproduce the atmosphere. It was surreal, listening to the rain and the little storm.
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely feeling you capture here.
Some of the transitions felt rather quick for the mood - was that deliberate?
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you. Well, I might as well say that this was not planned (the whole video), but based on a certain feeling I had that night, during that rain. It's possible that the transitions felt quick, but I didn't want something calm to go with the mood(which on camera it's slightly calmer than what really was outside)
Thanks!:D
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Spontaneous is good!
On rewatching it in the light of your comments, if you want a less calm feeling, I think maybe change the soundtrack? Something in a diminished key, with some discords and ominous sounds might get one there? The importance of the sound, and its synchronization with where one wants the final product to go, is a rather overlooked discussion in video circles, I think.

Try some alternates from Kevin Macleods stuff in horror ([link]
How about [link] - a truly awesome piece - the power of Chopin reworked.
You would have small children in tears!

Just my R0.02!

Grant H
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It seems my phone tricked me when writing the reply :lol: I thought I already responded to it, but it seems not.
Well, I am really grateful for the suggestions and feedback. There's always room to improve, I often tell myself that and to others, too. However, I will not change the soundtrack because I don't interpret it as calm, I think of it more as a mysterious sound that bundles up until the end of the video. From the first moment I've heard it, I knew it was the perfect soundtrack for this little video - experiment :)
Sound, as well as cinematography and all the other things take part of creating a film. For it to be seen as a whole project, the sound, or cinematography, or costumes must not attract more attention than the storyline. Of course, the synchronization is acting differently whether you're making a music video, an experimental, or a fictional film.
I'll go have a look (or ear:P) at the links you've sent me:)
Thanks, Grant!
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The joy of the creative process is that there are so many options. And the best bit is that you get to choose what works for you!
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Arichy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is amazing!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yay! Thank you so much, `Arichy! :hug:
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miontre Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful film! :aww:
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you!:hug:
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JinetJade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:32So pretty
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
@00:32Thank you so so much!:)
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AmonKane Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Nice atmosphere. You captured the light like no other could/would. The warm orange makes the scenery look quite cosy, like the warmth of a fireplace when the rain is running down the windows. Compliments of the choice of the music too!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you so, so much! I'm glad you like it!:heart:
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AmonKane Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
... Compliments ON the choice... Bloody auto correct ;-)
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EllelouiseUK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That feeling when you're on your own and witness a beautiful, simple moment such as rain on the window at night, and wish you could capture that and share with others...it's really great that you captured it on video to share with us. Most photos just don't seem to portray that same kind of magic. Thanks :)
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful words, my dear! :)
It was, indeed, strange. To be alone in a dark room and simply look at that wind, which anyone could have witnessed. It was kind of relaxing, actually.
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feriadeceniza Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
cool winter atmosphere!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you! I'm thinking of doing one when it'll snow and I have the right weather for it :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really liked that video. :heart:
The golden tones were great, and the music perfectly fits into the atmosphere! :love:
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you!:heart:
I usually don't like street lights because they can't be balanced correctly, but in this video I thought they go well with the mood :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:49This is beautiful. :heart:
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CloudFerraz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful, you are really a person of great sensitivity!
captures elements that deal with the feelings.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you. It seems my sensitivity is high at 4 in the morning, when the room is dark :P
I'll film more of these if I see an opportunity.
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CloudFerraz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
make it perfect!
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sound so sad. it feels like a slow drizzle rainny day to me. if it's lots of rain n wind it would be a storm and more exciting.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yeah, a storm would be good. I always wanted to go out in the storm and film something. :)
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm...are you planning to be a weather reporter? :D
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Film something, as in a short film, with a story and everything. I dislike tv and all that's about tv. Aaand, I wouldn't be good at that, giving the fact that I'm pretty much the shyest person ever.
:P
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
shy? why? are you shy with me? :-)
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
i'm shy with everybody. and i mean everybody. that's just how i am :P
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
y u shy with me? don't be. :hug:
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
:clap: just wonderful!
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you!:aww:
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