For another music video practice task, we decided to make a montage of an average day at school.
Above is our preparation for the montage. We used a storyboard for this and made sure we had up to 16 shots with a description of the cinematography involved.
3 Strengths were:
I gained extra knowledge using Premiere Pro
I understood different cinematography techniques when making the montage
I learnt how a montage is made and used the fast pace of one to make mine look accurate
3 Weaknesses were:
We had a limited amount of time
We could have gone to more exciting locations
I could have edited in more , adding more transition and video effects.
While experimenting successfully with titles, transitions, and music which helped further my understanding with the editing software, I learnt how to continue to further my knowledge with cinematography, camera techniques and using Premiere Pro to it’s full potential.
This is my Preliminary Task Continuity Edit, where I worked in a pair to direct, film, and edit to show I have a narrative sense when creating a piece.
I have used the following camera techniques; Shot reverse shot, Close Up, Mid Shot, Long Shot, to help the audience understand to narrative of the clip.
I used these techniques to create a sense of relationship between the two characters through their conversations and actions in the narrative.
I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules such as Match on Action, Shot Reverse Shot, and 180-degree rule.
I used these rules to understand and correct my continuity mistake of not using the 180 degree rule.
I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro such as, Embedding and Cutting a video, Transforming a video vertically, and bringing all the footage together into one continuity clip.
I used these tools to fix the 180 degree rule as I transformed the shot vertically so both characters were on the left so the audience understood the spacial context.
If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently such as starting off with a Establishing Shot to introduce both characters, using more match on action to intrigue the audience further, and comply with the 180 degree rule.