// prefix: I'm no pro, just an 'enthusiastic hobbyist', but confessing fan of formats like 'Deadliest Catch' or 'Goldrush' (guess, both a benchmark setters for that genre) … //
yep, content of your show doesn't hit my nerve … anyhow:
Sounds insane, to call a 99% freehand recorded show 'bad leveled' … but it is
… or, as reference, people standing 30° cranked …
have to admit, I'm the guy, leveling pic-frames when entering a room LOL!
Speaking of levels …
two shots, within seconds:
a) the 2nd one has a really bad exposure - whites completely blown-out/flat lined, blacks at~10% IRE …
b) the people are orange … just beginning with CC with curves and stuff … don't know how (yet), how to give them that nice tan as in the ref shot … but I'm just starting. Guess, a 'format'/8bit vs10bit problem too?
c) tail-to-head edited, such miss-matches get very obvious. Plus, that 2nd shot is out-of-focus … the protagonist is, not the stones&rocks… probably a 'darling' due to audio, but a clear 'rejected', hm? cut-away, off cam, L-cut …?
d) … reflecting the gold-standards mentioned above: isn't the 'rule' in that genre
- show the disaster
- describe the disaster in your own words? (very obvious in those Orange County Chopper shows … what happened to them, by the way??Did father&son finally kill each other?)
you edit, voice:"and then two had to balance the car", and THEN you show two balancing the car … >> hmmm, doesn't your sequence kill the drama? As Uncle George, announcing every of his jokes with "this joke is funny! A rebbe enters the bar and …"
to make it clear: this is criticizing the last 2% to perfection!
… maybe I'll give it another chance, watching bored rich people how they destroy their toys DOES hit some of my nerves …
Beautiful nature, to mention that! Get the cars out there! LOL