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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 alot 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. 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 and it made 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 import and adding the music to premier pro.

Additionally I also used transitions such as blurring in and out. 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.

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.