Jade Danielle Smith's A2 Video Production Blog
Monday, 14 December 2009
^ IT PLAYED :0 , so if it plays on here then thats great if not follow the steps below...
...You may just have to give it time to process and buffer..
then press play
the video is approx 5.07 minutes long
25 frame rate per second.
I dont know why but for some reason my video doesnt like to play, and took at least 2 hours
to upload it on to here, however you can view my music video on 'youtube' with the link below,
i have also placed it on my flickr page buts its only the beginning on the flickr page internet is very annoying at times..
though youtube does not allow the copyright of the song so you would have to open the second link below (for the song)'colorado sunrise- 30h3!' in another tab at the same time as playing the video so that the video was in correct time with the song,
I dont know
why it has done this presumenly because the video is rather big memory, i wanted to much rather send the video on a disc as the video can be viewed on a much higher quality scale and
dont have to worry about the disruption of pixals over the internet.
Friday, 11 December 2009
that reflected my view of how the song should in fact be reflected to the audience. Of course i know the typical convections of a music video in terms of shots, with reference to the long shot, mid shot, close up and what not, i have used all these 'typical' shots in my music video and created more, experimenting with what i have and what i could create.
How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
I have for my music video used several editing techniques using photoshop CS3 and Photoscape, i have found these pieces of software inresting to use, due to the fact my music video is escalated using 4000 pictures, to edit my 'video' i had to edit every single photo. I found this actually not
as hard as first persumed, I used the 'batch editing techinque' within the software of photoscape to do this, so within my music video i made sure i kept the same house style, relating to the beach 'colorado sunrise' like theme, and i have done this for my dvd covers and advertisement poster. Emphasing on contrast and warms tones just to add some extra depth and realism.
What have you learned from your audience feedback?
i have learnt what the audience wants, though this wasnt a particular factor for me, as i wanted to create a video that presented something different for the audience to watch, it was a bit of a risk, but with creation comes risk. I went out to my target audience which was teenagers to early twentys to discover what they thought of my ideas.
here are some questions i used in my audience research...
Before showing of the video
My music video production is based on the coast of florida, what do you think should be in my video?
a- surfers, sun and the beach
b- CALIFORNIA GIRLS, ermm just girls in swimsuits with boys running after them
c- ice creamm!
D- the sun set and the sea
What are the first things that come to mind when asked to opinionate on 'stop motion'?
A- vampire weekend's music video
B- all the stuff on youtube
C- using your normal camera and taking alot of photos then putting them together in one
D- something different when considering mainstream production
E- alot of time?
After the showing of the video.
What do you think i should do to expand my video?
A- some actual video footage
B- showing of the band or people betending to be in the band
C- dont put the captions in as it makes it look not 'mainstream' i think.
D- its good, so creative always room for improvement though
E- that must have taken alot of time
How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Creating a draft i feel is a way of summarising what to do, what to do to improve, and to reflect on amplifying on other ideas.
From creating this draft, i have realised i want to add further footage of the beach making the beach shots longer, i'm not so sure about the wind- kite shot, even though it fits with the timing of the music, i think its quite bland (boring), i want to include more shots of people running, i have also noticed i much prefere the colours of the beach in the opening shot compared to the rest. The footstepps shot does in fact include me in the shot (well my shadow) i liked this at first as it showed direction, but of course if producing such a mainstream video its unlikely, very unlikely that you would feature yourself however, this is a school music video and so i suppose its much more personal.
I have found this quite difficult so far but its on it way to production..
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Here i have edited the shots used for this moving image, and placed them in tune with the
time of seconds of the song on where i want it to be.
separate videos on which i will be placing together to create the final music video.
(The final moving image video)
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
The Front cover above i have merged
several layers of imagery together
on Photoshop, and then placed seveal images over the top, i really like this, as it kind of
in a way resembles the stop motion video, (layers of imagery all stuck together
to create a moving image.)
Monday, 5 October 2009
Black and white photographs i feel will emphasise the stereotype
of music photography, also i feel it will contrast with the colours of the fixed shots that will be
in tact within the dvd cover.
I am with these (band like shots) going to use the still frames for my dvd cover.
Friday, 2 October 2009
From the images above, i think you may now understand the kind of atmosphere
Thursday, 1 October 2009
(currently the videos wont load, i dont know why so i may have
to try a different computer to see if this makes a difference)
The video above for example is a stopmotion video,
of all the continuous shots i took of walking along the beach looking down my feet. In a certain aspect a birds eye shot.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
I am now enduring on the production woo.
I think if i can continue to edit the video footage , i can make it look more and more professional. I think i need to think about my usage of composition, camera shots and what not on a more highly developed scale and so enduring the audience to my video. I think i can achieve this by cropping and selecting specific images. I have also become aware of how to make videos longer and shorter on windows movie maker, you simply drag the footage to a longer amount of seconds on the frame, this lengthens the amount of seconds per picture thus making the video longer.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
The quality might have been degraded due to the fact that i reduced the memory so thats its easier to upload on the blog, of course when producing the final video the quality will be 100 % .
The interferance of the megapixels is due to how i
have reduced the size of the file, i changed it to 300x200 so that its capable to be uploaded to the internet, when my video is of a finshed product it will be kept the same (high quality) possibly .
The video above is a snip clippet of unedited footage, i kept the rest of the track on so that you can listen to the song i am creating the video for.
Friday, 25 September 2009
commercial scale would be using, but i have windows movie maker, here i am going to use
the stop motion process to put my video together, I have been playing around seeing how to do this and how to do that etc
I am just experimenting with how I'm going
to put the video together, having edited the folders and what not, i am now starting to place odd bits together to see what the outcome might look like. Here i am starting to understand the software and so becoming familiar with possible faults. etc
Obviously this is going to be a long process so its going to take some time until i get to the final cut.
I am really happy that the stop motion process fits with my track, at first i was a bit cautious due to the fact there could be a slight delay due to the picks flowing continuosly but i have managed to work around this, making sure the seconds shown per picture are the same. and so continuous.
As you can see i have edited the separate frames in the video posted above, if you compare this
to the video i previously posted, the video is far more
contrasted, sharper and above all more colour brilliantt.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Editing the separate folders of pictures for final editing of video production.
this is an unedited stop motion video,
merly just about 10 seconds,
with every folder there will be one video and so 48 videos like the one above (though this is an unedited version so i will upload and edited verson to let you see what the outcome of the final product will look like)
Above is an image of the software i have been using to edit the photographs,
it gives you an option to edit photographs in BATCH, and so you can select a number of photographs
and edit them in one continuous process.