August 20

Production Skills Evaluation 2

We were very lucky to have a guest speaker from Specsaver’s come in today to show us some effects we thought would work in our music video.

One of the effects we got shown was colour. Colour is very important when coming to editing as it illustrates what decade we want our music video to be in. We used the pastel colours as we wanted our music video to look quite vintage so we changed the saturation, vibrance, sharpness, tint balance, faded film and the colour.

We changed the colour effect for every narrative clip to symbolise the vintage look of the decade.

We wanted the water clip to change from colour to black and white which illustrates the characters depressive emotions and colourless life after his girlfriend left him.

June 29

Production Skills Evaluation 1

After editing a lot of the music video, I feel very confident on how to use Adobe Premiere and I feel like I have made huge improvements. I have learnt how to start of a clip blurred and end it in focus. I have also learnt how to use the mark tool to match up the star singing to the words in the school, this made the editing process a lot quicker. It is key to ensure that the clips fit the rhythm and pace of the song and I feel like I can do this without any problems. I have recently learnt how to change the colour of the clip to fit the song and add in clip transitions to make the video run a bit smoother.

Our music video still looks simple and standard but we are working on making it look professional and well put together. We still need to add in more clips in from other shoots but it is coming along very well.

In this first screenshot, I was playing around with Premiere Pro and seeing what works well with what clip, I finally found an effect that worked well with the opening clip; from being blurry to being in focus. From going to blur to focus allows us to identify who these people are, we don’t see their facial expressions until 1 second into the video which gives a really nice effect to it.

In this second screenshot, I was trying to find an easier way of lip syncing quicker and I found the Mark tool which allowed me to match up the lip sync to the lyrics of the song.

Here are some technical skills I have learnt whilst editing:

  • Making sure the clip fits with the rhythm and the pace of the song.
  • How to match the lip sync with the lyrics quicker.
  • How to add transitions effects.
  • How to add effects to a clip.
  • Cropping the footage.
  • Adding colour to a clip.
May 6

Specsavers Creative Team Feedback

We were very lucky to have a person from Specsavers come in and talk to each group individually about our music video. He showed us a few techniques and creative ideas which will help us to improve our music video.

Lenny was excellent as there were a few ideas we wanted to include in our music video but we didn’t quite know how to illustrate them, but he was very helpful and gave us a few ideas on how to portray them. I was very thankful for this opportunity because without him we wouldn’t have been able to portray the ideas we were confused about or how to make the relationship between the characters more clear. However I wished I recorded the feedback as it was very helpful.

He really liked our idea for our music video but there is always room for more improvements, here are some of the feedback he gave us to help us improve our video:

  • Have a clear story line and create a story board so you can alter it to make it better.
  • Add in a few shot reverse shot.
  • Establish the relationship between the characters at the start.
  • Organise the shoot first so you are fully prepared.
  • Add in some slow motion when needed.

Having had this feedback from a professional, we are able to create the best final video we can.

Here is a video on how to do slow motion in Adobe Premiere: