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
- Hazard assessments form
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
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
- 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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or tweet me @chelseasparke1
and i will be happy to help
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.
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;
- When you here the word Paralympics what springs to mind? (Jamie)
- What advice would you give others starting out in sports? (Jamie)
- Did you ever think that you would make it to the Paralympics? (Jamie)
- what does sports mean to you? and how does it help you in terms of rehabilitation? (Dave)
- What does sports mean to you? (Kenny)
- 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.
After, filming all of the footage required and archiving some footage from my previous projects that I created for other projects on my other course. I then started to edit it all together. The reasons I am using some archives is because I have been ill (recovering from operation) and haven’t really had chance or felt well enough to go film it all.
When editing the footage together the transitions wasn’t smooth and was left with jump cuts, in which I am not keen on. As I want my project to be of a high standard, i needed to add in cut aways that split up the interviews and added to what the interviewee was saying. I also decided that a sting and a Digital on Screen Graphic (Watermark). This will go into the top hand side of the screen when on my interviews and the main footage that I filmed. This means that it shows my ownership to the content and reinforces the brand image. This also allow the public/ audiences to get to know the brand and will allow them to create a brand loyalty. For instance: ITV have a simple logo in which they use as a watermark.
These are the ones I have designed
I also added titles at the beginning of the video as i thought it would have been better than just the title screen for the video. The titles give out some background information and help to draw people into watching on. I am continuing to adapt the edit to the video to see what works best.
To help me with the video assignment, I had to conduct relevant research into the techniques employed with making a video. I personally, feel like I already have an advanced knowledge on film making and editing as I did a media course before this one. I was a Executive Producer/ (Director but gave this role to someone else as I had a bit of time out) and a presenter on my own Show “positive outlooks”. In the previous blog post, I made a research plan. This identified what I wanted to know about the topic. All the research is relevant but only key bits will make it into my video. This also helped me think about the questions I asked when conducting interviews. To also help me I looked at existing videos on similar topics. The gave me a better understanding on the ways videos are edited and where titles, sounds and interviews where used.
When looking at some interviews, I noticed that the interviewer built up rapport and used open questions. This allowed the interviewee to give as much detail as they wanted, as allowing the interviewer to build on that answer if needed. Generally, there is a ‘rule of thumb’ when conducting interviews, Mid shots and close ups. This is done as it makes it more direct and allows the opportunities to capture emotions and tones.
For instance, when conducting market research, I looked at over interviews in products that follow a similar topic/ theme. (sports)
Case study – click here if you want to watch the video The BEST Sports interview EVER Ray Lewis Championship Mindset
In this video, interview we see that there and close ups on the interviewee (Ray lewis) and over the shoulder shot that captures a mid close up of the interviewer. There were cut ways and additional footage that was relevant to the story, this meant it didn’t jump cut. jump cuts can appear really unprofessional. I also believe this interview really works well as it changes from one thing to another at a fairly good speed, this means it isn’t boring and keeps the viewers interest. When editing my own footage I will keep this in mind.
Overall, I believe i can create a short video that will use the camera techniques when filming and editing. also making it something that can grip the audiences attention and open there eyes to the information at hand.
In the last session of creative futures in video, we were introduced to the importance of green screen and how to employ it for our own work. This process of how to use green screen was very simple for me as I have used this when creating projects/ videos for the last course I did. However, this lesson was a really good recap to refresh my memory. lighting is really crucial when using green screen, the subject has to be really when lit. when doing this task there are multiple ways of doing this.
- Use a green backdrop and make sure that the subject is well lite by lights and for the background to have light.
2. The way we did it in the last session where we used a white screen and two lights that had green filters over the top this made the backdrop appear a green colour. In the room it was really dark which meant that there had to be other lights to make the subject well lit, making there face show up really well. For instance, Set up two lights, one from each side, and both a good distance from the screen. This will avoid getting a bright ‘hot’ spot in the center of the lit area. Ideally there should be one key light and two soft There could be more. After the lights were all set up there wasn’t any shadows and the subject was lit fairly evenly, this allowed us to capture the subject clearly.
Once all footage was collected, it was time to place it into Premiere Pro to change the background into something much more. This was a step by step process in which the group followed:
- Drag the footage onto the timeline
- Go to the effects panel
- Drag the eight-point garbage matte onto the footage
- Go into the effect controls
- Move about the volumes, to move and cut the background
- In the effects bar, search for ultra key and drag it onto the footage
- In effect controls, change the key colour, use the picker tool and hover over the green background
- Go to output, alpha channel, pull all the whites and blacks
- Drop the matte generation in the effects control and change the value of the pedestal
- To view the difference made change back the output back to composite
- Go to matte cleanup changing the choke and soften settings, trying to get rid of the green
- Go into spill suppression and change the desaturate, range and luma effects
- Go onto the internet and find a large image and save it
- Drag the image onto a new video layer
- Drag the image to the layer making sure its behind/underneath footage and
Finally Make sure image is same length as video
This was the finished project after following the steps (me and Danielle worked as a team as i was slightly late to the session as my taxi was late)
This technique and tool will be really useful when creating my own footage (like PTC’s) this will allow me the opportunities to add in footage in the background and add in any other things that maybe of importance.