Video Hand In

Today, I received a green slip when submitting my work to the reception, this include my blog address, and all my paper work for the assignment

Paper work submitted that of

  • A production schedule
  • Talent release forms
  • Edit decision list
  • Camera shot list
  • Story boards
  • Proposal
  • Hazard assessments form
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Final Video – Promotional Video

This is my video, to be honest I am not happy about the export process as it hasn’t come out exactly how it sounds on the editing softwares. There is a bit of sound missing as the exported messed up. Also i Have noticed sound levels on interviews and piece to cameras need to be louder. The are all amendments I can change to help improve the overall quality and appearance of the video

Footage Used in the Video

In my video, I have used new raw footage that I have filmed myself and footage that I have filmed over the last few years of studying media. When doing this project I found the timing of the assignment difficult as it was coming up to christmas and many sports clubs and people where finished for the season or unable to meet up for an interview. Also having health issues, made this task harder as it meant that i had less time to edit, film and finish the project. I don’t have the software at home and been unwell made it hard to go into Hull School Art and Design and full concentrate.

If i was to do the task again, more new footage would be filmed and used and less archive of my old work. I don’t feel that it is cheating using elements of my old work as I still put the time in to film it and to do the work. I still has the raw footage files from previous work so i re-edited it and make and edit decision list showing the cuts and placements of each bit.

New footage filmed for this project, consists of 

  • PTC’s
  • Footage taken from Basketball training
  • I also did interviews with
    • Kai Gill – who is a local sports player for the Electric eels
    • Daniel Bentley – who is a retired Paralympian representing Team GB
    • Kizzy Blue-wade – who is a very young athlete that takes part in lots of sports from basketball, racing to wheelchair football

In my opinion these interviews wasn’t filmed at the quality I wanted for the video so made an important decision to not use them.

The video with Kai wasn’t filmed great the footage had a bad background (Didn’t give the video a professional look), people kept walking behind the interviewee and the footage looked really grainy. If i was to do this interview again, I would look at locations. I did have somewhere to film it however, on the day a class needed to use the space. To be more professional i should have had a back up space in mind.

The interview of Daniel Bentley went really well, I wanted it to be more of a PTC style so it was more like him telling his story. I recorded over QuickTime on a screen recording a FaceTime call as he lives in Essex and was unable to get down to do a face to face interview. The framing of this was very central with lots of negative space either side and had to much head room therefore i thought it was best to edit it out. The quality just wasn’t there.

The interview with Kizzy went really well however, i already had 3 interviews from basketball players and didn’t thing this interview brought the gold (best soundbites). I thought that this wouldn’t add much to the overall video.

Old footage (archives of my old work)

  • Rugby action footage, basketball footage
  • Interviews with Jamie, Kenny, Dave and Mike

All of these interviews were used as my PTC states that I was going to investigate my love for sports and talk to those who inspire me. Jamie is someone i really look up to in sports, he has achieved so much and he is down the path I want to go in the future. I thought having a Paralympian in the video also helps to show that if you work hard at sports you can represent your country and yourself at a high level. Mike is a big inspiration, as he shows that when faced with massive issues he still doesn’t let it stop him. When he was 13 he lost two limbs in a tragic accident. And the other two interviewees show different angles in why they play sports and get involved. This is important as the video is a promotion to try and influence other into getting involved.

Archived work that isn’t my own 

  • Footage of Jamie training on the track – to use this I needed his permission and he happily granted me permission
  • All music used was – royalty free this helped get around issues of copyright

REFLECTION ON PTC’S

I believe that the Piece to Cameras could have been better, the camera i used for them where Canon 60D and the footage came out a bit pixelated. I got really nervous when having to be on camera so I kept forgetting my script. However, the footage I used was the best take.

On reflection, It would have been better if i got someone to help set up the camera and look more at the framing. Being on my own made this task harder as i had to guess where I was in the frame. I allowed some looking space, so I was happy about that.

When editing the footage in the timeline, I had to use audio gain as it was hard to hear me speaking.

PTC’s for Video

For my promotional video I realised that I needed something to tie it all together, so the way to do this is to do PTC’s (Piece to Cameras) these will help to tell the narrative and to provide a more personal touch. Each PTC will be framed at a mid close up of head and shoulders, and framed to a side not directly in the centre. This is because looking space is required.

PTC Script

Hi my name is Chelsea Martin and i will be taking a look at some of the sports that inspire me and speaking to those who already participate in the sports.

Sports to me is a life style, it gives an opportunity to be a part of something more, meeting people who share the same passion and love for the sport.

If You would like any details about a disabled sports club in the area or advise

Email me at chelseasparke@gmail.com or tweet me @chelseasparke1

and i will be happy to help

 

Promotional Video Storyboards

Storyboards are vital when creating a video. Storyboards are a fundamental platform that allows individuals to map out an idea, this makes a task easier as it is laid out right in front of the individual. When creating storyboards I tend to use it as a guide rather than using as law. When create my own storyboard I used images and words that will allow me to remember and understand my for process.

I will submit my storyboards in the paper format as i am unable to scan them in. My storyboards will showcase how I wanted to map my promotional video out. This creates structure that was easy to follow. The storyboards are used as a guide but i am unsure if i will keep the footage in the same order. I will make a decision based on how things look.

In my starboard, I made another of how I wanted the camera framed for instance when filming the PTCs (piece to camera) I wanted to have a mid-close up. This meant I had the head and shoulders of the subjects in view. I also wanted the subject to be set to one side to give -looking space this also gives room for titles. As a journalist mapping out ideas whether be in bullet points, mind maps, or even notes can be a useful tool as it allows you to write down ideas and to remember the information.

Interview Questions for Video

When creating the PTC’s I had key things I wanted to answer and for the interviews I had key questions in mind. These are just some of the questions I asked;

  1. When you here the word Paralympics what springs to mind? (Jamie)
  2. What advice would you give others starting out in sports? (Jamie)
  3. Did you ever think that you would make it to the Paralympics? (Jamie)
  4. what does sports mean to you? and how does it help you in terms of rehabilitation? (Dave)
  5. What does sports mean to you? (Kenny)
  6. what advice would you give to someone thinking about starting wheelchair rugby? (Mike)

The questions asked will help to give an insight into the minds of those who already participate and helps to raise awareness. This video can help to promote the disabled sporting community and help others to get into a sport.

Sports really helped me throughout my life, it gave me a focus, like one of the guys say in the video it helps to not be isolated. from spending a large portion of my life in hospital I understand what it feels like to be isolated. Sports helped me in my recovery showed there are people worse off then myself. This is why sports was the way to go for this project, it is something that I have a passion for and that I want to promote.