Friday, 28 September 2012

Effects on a video

Effects on video

Today in pairs we had a go using the camera on the dolly's to produce a little video, then explored different effects in Adobe Premiere, including black and white filters, cross ins and fading in and out.

This was a useful activity and helped me to understand more about how to create effects in music videos, and it was also a reminder on how to use the equipment pr
operly. I was also introduced to the dolly which is a piece of equipment used at the bottom of the tripods with wheels to create smooth moving movements. Good for following someone walking!

We produced a video, uploaded it to Premiere and started to try out some effects. We then saved the video, uploaded it to YouTube and added it to our blogs.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Anthony Goodwin's Frameworks Analysis


-The visuals presented are in time with the tempo of the song, quick short takes for short lyrics, and longer takes for a longer set/ more meaningful lyrics, or before a drop into the chorus.
- In regards tot he grain of voice, the, during the chorus when auto tune is used to make his voice deeper, and rougher, the screen becomes a lot more distorted as a representation of his voice

Narrative and Performance
-In regards to narration, at least half of this song is under narrative. The video shows parallel editing of some kind, as it flits back and forth between Kanye in a different place, and him under going surgery to, ultimately make him 'stronger' which is the name of the song, and what the lyrics talk about.
- The visuals throw off any potential ambiguities about the song title 'Stronger' when the filming opens with him entering or just coming out of surgery to evidently make him 'Stronger' The video retains some ambiguity by not directly showing how he is 'stronger' other than the mysterious back light behind him on the image above, which enables for repeated viewing for viewers to make they're own assumptions on how he is stronger.

Technical Aspects
-Throughout this video, during the operation parts of the film, the mise en scene is portrayed as quite futuristic and modern. The other part of the film, portrays a city similar to Tokyo, which gives the viewer questions to ask themselves. Has he made himself stronger for the future ? Or is he just enhancing his musical career in this day and age ?
-There is also a repetitive stroblight behind West's head, signifying his 'strengthening'

Star Image 
- Within this video, West's intended image, through the video is to be re-enhanced scientifically, and physically. In regards to his lyrics, this is where the two differ, as his lyrics are intended to portray a different kind of 'stronger' or change.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Creating a stop motion movie.

When making a stop motion movie it is imperative to only move an object slightly with each shot.
 You must then go on to menu, on the camera, and then find the option ‘stop motion movie’. 
You must then find the start and end of your shots. When the movie is being created it is changing a number of JPG files into one continuous Avi file.

Friday, 7 September 2012


Lighting  07/09/12
1)    Battery Powered L.E.D : Easy to replace as uses AA batteries.
Advantages include the bulbs not getting warm, and as there is no mains electricity, it is safer than bigger lights.

2)    Mains L.E.D : Comes with ‘barn doors’ and can be used with a scrim or gel, to either defuse the light or change the colour.

3)    Cool Lights : Largest light, comes with a cover to soften the shine. Hazardous as it contains mercury, and there are lots of leads with provide potential dangers. Used as key lights, or side lights.