Prelim Montage

This is my montage that I have created on a whole school day, the shots were taken some by me and some by my partner who I was working with and I believe that most the shots were decently composed as well as this task helping the learn the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro. I individually edited the whole video, I played around with tools in Premiere Pro for example the colors,transitions as well as playing with the marking of the shots in terms of where and when I wanted the clip to start and end. I believe edited the video well on the whole but not happy with the overall finished outcome for example, there were was a shot where I zoomed in onto the persons face to capture her reaction and realize here that the camera work wasn’t professional and good in addition to learning conventionally that zooming in shots and things like that is done much better on the editing software being Adobe Premiere Pro in this case. As well as the video being too long, it was supposed to be 30 seconds but ended a 2:50 video which wasn’t good, also we should’ve included a wider variety of shots, as the majority of our shots consisted of medium and close up shots However, I have learnt a lot with this task for example :

  • Color Corrections
  • Transitions
  • Effects e.g Zooming
  • Video Clips

Here is the plan/storyboard that we had to make before recording our video, this tells what we want happening in each clip and how we want each clip to be composed as directors of the video. This would help us as directors giving more clarity and knowledge on what and how we require of each clip.

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Prelim Continuity Task

  • I have used the following camera techniques such as a pan, mid shot, two shot and a shot reverse shot, as well as a close up.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of/that it matches the conventions of continuity edit, as well as to show the reaction and relationship of both characters throughout the narrative, also to create a sense of emotion in the video.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rule of all edits should be motivated in addition to the implementation of a shot reverse shot and a match on action.I used these rules to make sure that the task of a continuity edit is completed and that matches the conventions of a continuity edit as well as so the audience don’t confused on the positioning of my shot as well as keeping consistent continuity throughout my video.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro of mark in and mark out tool so I have a clip of where and when exactly I want the video clip starting and ending, also importing video folders as a group which is efficient as this allowed me to put clips in the folder and would automatically update in Adobe Premiere Pro. I also used the zoom tool at the bottom of the timeline which allowed me to zoom on the timeline of the whole video and I could make changes where necessary.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently such as making sure when recording to get everything right and so I have everything in sync and have a plan set before hand.