So far, I have learnt a lot about music video’s and how to make them, and even though already being a film student, and therefore already having a vast knowledge of camera angles, distances and composition and what they mean, I have still learn a lot of production skills throughout the learning process. For example:
- How to edit to the beat
- How music stars are represented in music videos
- How to lip sync
- How important both predicted pleasures, but also new challenging ideas are
- How to organise files
- How to have a split narrative, having multiple things happen at the same time
- General Advanced editing techniques such as the echo, kaleidoscope, or strobe light
We have now gone out and filmed both our narrative and performance, with me being the cinematographer of the performance piece, and actor in the narrative. My team mates and I have equally shared the workload, and have made it easier on ourselves because of this. Therefore, not only have I learnt technical skills, but also skills in teamwork, communication and leadership, as a lot of the time we would have to divide work between us, whilst I do one task, they do another, and I would have to trust that they would get on and do it. Not to my surprise this has worked out well, and contributing with others has made it easier than what it would have otherwise been.
This is my most advanced and detailed edit out of anything that I have done before, dozens upon dozens of clips are being used, merged and split up here, and so I need to use a lot of different effects, transitions and filters. To add to this, a few shots aren’t of the best quality, however are very good, and so the picture at the bottom for example, shows how I have layered and adjustment layers (Another skill I have learnt) to make a clip more crisp, and look higher quality. Therefore, I personally believe that I have learnt vast amounts about not only the industry of music videos, but also how to effectively work in a group, and compromise, and have enhanced and added to my already decent knowledge of premier pro.