Production Skills Evaluation 2
I have been using premiere pro throughout the process of creating our music video. Before our music video I had no experience with premiere pro however I have adjusted to the technology and been able to edit successfully, its an on the job learning process where you have to try out new things to end up with the product you’re happy with, We have played around with effects and have learnt a lot of skills.
We wanted to change our performance clips into black and white, we tried different black and white presets that were pre made however we wanted to alter the colours ourselves to make it the right black and white shade. We went into lumetri colours and changed decreased the shadows and increased the whites to create our black and white effect we were happy with.This effect helped us show the darker edgier side of the character, it goes with the alternative rock genre and fits well with the mise en scene. The black and white effect was needed to tie the music video together.
We used a transition preset to add a white subtle fade in to one of our shots at the end. This transition fade enabled us to connote a soft flashback which helps us tell our narrative and make it more clear that these shots were from the past, it also helps connect the two clips together as they are highly contrasting clips.
To create a fast pace jump cut we got the part of the clip we wanted and cut it with the razor blade tool. This tool allows us to connote a high energy and pace of our video, the quick jump cuts shot dis junction and chaos , it also goes with the heavy beat of the music.
We wanted to enhance the reds in this shrine scene to make it more luxurious and deep shades. So we went on lumetri colour and changed the balance of the colours. We decreased the shadows and blacks then increased the red. This red effect and darker tones enhances the vintage Gothic look we were trying to project throughout this scene to help our narrative become clear to the audience. Also it is more pleasing to the eye, it enhances the ours and textures and increases interest.