Monday, 5 March 2012

Working on my main project!

Today I did my initial recordings for my intro which were my radio recordings, though they were not as long as I hoped they would be so I will "creatively adapt" my current sound I have. I also recording some radio "jingles" on xylophone, I will see what sounds best for each different news report. I will also possibly add radio frequency to make it sound more convincing. I shall look through them tomorrow and see what I can do. I also need to complete my photographic story board soon as well.

I began to work on my titles for my intro; I decided I would make the text capital letters with the bold on "soul", I also decided the font I would would be Gothic Century. I also think I will put the titles to the side screen to put emphasis on the main character and what he is doing. I got the inspiration for making the titles this way is from films such as Nowhere Boy, Submarine and Quadrophenia. 

I do not have media today, so I will reflect on what I still have to do: my filming for my sequence, finish off my other titles and i may need Morrison`s assistance with this as my title keeps coming the screen too quickly so I shall have to sort that out. I will not be using music on my intro unless the recordings, "frequency" and "jingles" is not long enough for whats on screen; if so I will ask some friends to record some 60s in~spired music.

Slight set back for filming... Ciaran and I forgot to get the camera from Adam on Thursday (as it was a day off today), so we were unable to do any filming today. I dont think this will put either of us too behind as we both have done other things such as our surveys, risk assessments and I began my titles. I will most likely do my filming Wednesday afternoon as this is the best time both all people involved.

In my double period I done some of my filming! I did the section when he is a Mod, I changed it slightly to instead of him smoking a cigarette I made him put on glasses instead. I will being doing the rest of the filming on Wednesday hopefully.

I continued doing my titles for the sequence, Morrison showed different effects I could use on them; I now have some titles to put on the intro in final which look good on the screen, though I used the infamous screen wipe on my titles but it looks good so I will stick with it!

I completed my titles for the sequence I made up some names to go with Ciarans name so it seems more like a convincing intro. As well as this I also completed my filming as well!! It all went really well though there are some out-takes due to record button being on without realising, tripping over and my boyfriend being shot and not knowing what to do! I  also changed some of my ideas do with filming but I think it is for the better. I also took my final photos for my story board which I will finally be able complete and put on my blog!

I do not have lesson this day.

I uploaded my videos on to final cut, all looks well I dont think I will have to do too much re filming, which makes me happy!

I was not in the lesson

I began to put my videos onto final cut along with the title from live type, I have done around 24 seconds, I think I may have to refilm part of it but it should be fine for now unless it too apparent.

Added more to my sequence and up to 40 seconds, not full done editing this section by I know where I want to go from there.

Did not have a lesson today

Editing my intro sequence a little bit today, I added a split screen effect to a certain part with the help of Mr Morrison, which I though looked good and gave a stylish effect to this certain part of the sequence. I am debating whether to use it for another part as which I think I will so the other spilt screen part does not look too out of place. I have also decided that the film company I am going to put at the start of my intro; I thought that Focus Pictures would be the best as they have films that remind me of the idea of my film.

In the first part of my double period I sorted out my blog so that the layout was correct;I also added some photos so that looked more appealing and eye catching. 
In the next period Sir helped me do some more of my editing, I added a transition, and worked on the walking of Ciaran so that it was  all in sync.

I also need to crop this section at the beginning.
So that it starts like this....

This was the transition created

Today Ciaran and I decided to join forces and become one group! We are going to be using my intro still; I feel this will be beneficial for us both as two heads working on this project will make it ten times better. I also sorted out my blog more. 

Today I put the ident on to out film intro! I decided to change it from Focus Pictures to Film Four, part of the reason for this was because Focus was one I was unable to load from the site Sir showed us; though I do feel it will give the same affect as the other film company. I also worked out where some of the other titles will be placed


Day of reflection: Well all seems to be up to speed in terms of work and hopefully we will have a kinda finished piece by the middle of next week! (Fingers crossed!!!!), we are hoping to put the sound on next lesson and editing to make it fit whats on screen; Ciaran is also hoping to get some friends to help him with creating the 60s inspired music by the weekend. We also need to get 10-20 seconds of establishing shots to adapt to our sequence to make longer, as it only comes to 1:20. We are also considering what to put at the end in regards to the acting; we are thinking of having the character go into a room/house and begin to play a guitar (only a thought at the moment!)

Today apparently was the deadline for the first edit... well.... not many of have got it done (if any!)
Well today Ciaran and I got a lot done if we may say so ourselves: We put all the titles in the correct places so it flowed a lot better, we also had to make the font a little smaller so it would look more convincing as being a film intro sequence. We then went though our radio announcements to find the best recordings which we like and put them into the edit; this as well as some radio static to give it more of a realistic feel.
After school we went to Coney Hall again to get some establishing shots to put at the start of the video to make the sequence a little longer, this as well as filming "Curtis" going into a house, then into his room to play the guitar and being asked a question.


 We also put on some of the establishing shots we took and put them at the beginning like we said, they give a nice welcoming to the sequence to get us prepared for the rest of the video. We also added the videos of Ciaran walking us the stairs, then opening a door then going to his bedroom and playing the guitar. We also had to alter our script and made Curtis a musician instead of a actor and also had to add the little bit at the end. Sir looked through our edit and thought it was coming along well but it need some tweaking here 

Ciaran and some of his friends recorded a track for our sequence!!! It sounds really good and defiantly sounds 60s inspired; we put it onto the time line on final cut and will have too tweak it in some part to make the radio static and announcements all work together and sound appealing to the ear. Its also got a good 
pace to it but gets slower at the end
 which gives a good effect to the tone of the sequence.

and there which he would assist with. Also before I forget... WE HAVE OUR TWO MINUTES!!!!

Today Ciaran and I during our action day done some editing so we were ahead; Ciaran cut down the establishing shots slightly so it didnt go on for too long and get boring. We also began to go through the sound again to get the guitar in the track and Ciaran playing the guitar on the screen to match, we then went on to go through the video all together to get the track, announcements and static to all combine together.. proving to be a little difficult, but we like a challenge!!

We had PD so we were unable to work on our project today; so instead I updated my blog instead at home so everything is up to date. Just have to add some pictures.

Day of reflection: well we have got a lot done since last week which we are both very pleased with; its now more of a case for us to be tweaking out edit to make it look more like film like. We will add an old film effect to it, we dont want it too look to tacky so we will alter the gamma to give this effect. We also still in the process of editing our sound to put it into sync, there are also some other parts of the video which we may need to find a way to transcend into a look more "slickly". But all seems well at the moment... hopefully!

We added the old film effect to the sequence and its pretty good! Instead of doing it via gamma,we went on effects, then video effect, then quick time and used two different effects which were desaturate and sepia. Though the sepia effect is a bit too strong so on Monday we will lower it a little so we can still slightly see the colour. We also need to rerecord the part when I say "Did you get the job?" as well.

Currently in this lesson at the moment and we are unable to get on our mac with the video on it soooo.. little reflection! Just done the rerecording for "Did you get the job?" and just waiting to be able to put it on the sequence. We also found out that we have to lengthen our script so that it is a minute per sheet. Also plan to do some screen shots to my blog so it looks pretty! ;) Just have to wait!!!
So... I decided to just work on my blog and added "Did you get the job?", all we have to do is lower the DB.

I was not into today, but Ciaran added some new title to the sequence such as casting, supervisor, music and editing; we also thought this would not only put more on the screen but an opportunity to credit other people who helped toward this! Though it does not go with the rest of the other titles so will have change them slightly when I get the opportunity.

During our free Ciaran and I recorded our foley for the sequence; we went around the school trying to find the best steps! And we found them by the play ground in school:) We then recording walking; which we didn't use. And the highlight of this adventure was Ciaran and I doing a commentary of our adventure, which will be added soon!
During the lesson we captured our recordings and put them onto video. Its very discreet which is what we wanted and added a good undertone and softened the radio announcements.
We do not have a lesson today but the deadline to upload our sequence is the end of this week so we polished off the last of the clip! I changed titles so they all matched though the "crew" have darker text and lighter for the "cast".
We  also lowered the DB of "Did you get the job?" so it didn't sound out of place.

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