Production Skills Evaluation 2

The member of the Specsavers team returned to give us some more targets and advice on our videos and showed us some new effects and ideas we could use. So I have therefore learned some new production skills:

Firstly, the use of the “echo” effect, on an adjustment layer gives a rather ghostly effect which is useful when creating a dark and eerie atmosphere which we need as it is part of the main theme of anxiety. It also challenges the conventions of a typical pop-rock/punk video because this is more of a ‘metal’ technique, therefore it is evidencing us pushing the boundaries of our genre.

Secondly, the use of a mask was used to allow us to have two opposing shots playing at once, therefore adding to the mirror effect, developing our narrative further to show the audience they are the same person.

Thirdly, we used a colour correction technique, “Lumetri Color”. This makes the video look more vibrant and professional, it is also a contrast to the narrative, being negative and gloomy, this therefore gives the video an unsettling vibe

Finally, Lenny, from Specsavers taught us to be more organised with our files, so they were easier to find. We did this with the use of named folders:

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