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Production Skills Evaluation 1

Within making the music video we have been using premier pro, whilst I have been using this I have completed my draft 1 of my music video where I have just added all of the footage I have added so far. Now after my second shoot I have began to make draft 2 of my music video.

Our video currently looks pretty normal as not many effects have been added to it yet, we have only used the basic ones. Moving on we would like to add a lot more technical effects and transitions to improve the music video asĀ  a whole.

Here I have began to add the narrative and have began to add effects and transitions to the music video to see what effects goes well with what clip. This allows the music video to run more smoothly. This includes things such as fading in and out of different clips. We used this to transition from a performance to the narrative to make it run more smoothly.

A preliminary task called present face was useful in learning the basics of premier pro as it taught me how to cut from one person to another. Present face was a conversation between two people where we needed to capture shots such as reaction shots as well as someone talking. This was a useful task as we were able to use this in our music video project as we needed to capture emotions to allow the audience to understand the story better.

Also another skill I learnt was how to add music to a video. We used this in preliminary tasks such as present face and school montage. It was useful doing these in the tasks before the main music video as when we came to the music video we didn’t take long to import and add the music to premier pro.

Additionally I also used transitions such as blurring in and out which gives a sense of the star image not being identified at the start to being identified as it became clearer. We found this by using you tube to look at effects available to be able to introduce the audience to our music video. The image below displays the blur effect and how we found it and where it was used. This new skill impacted on my video as we were able to use it to open up the music video and make a sense of a beginning. At the beginning it introduced onto our main star, the transition looks ghost like which can mean the audience can perceive the guy as hidden due to his circumstance where he is not with the girl he wants as he just stalks them, it represents the main star as desperate in some way this was the image we were going however everyone can take it differently. We also put it in later on as it established a new part of the couples live where it began to turn nasty and violent, this transition made it easier to allow the audience to establish the narrative.

Here are some useful technical skills I learnt :

  • How to sync the lip singing to the song more effectively by zooming into a clip and making it bigger and easier to manoeuvre on the timeline.
  • How to add different layers of clips
  • How to add transition effects which make the music video flow quicker
  • Changing the colour of a clip to either make it more summery or darker. This was useful to describe moods as you can use the colours to explain them.

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