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Filming complete!
April 23, 2010, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Short Form Video

The terrorist group managed to film all the scenes we had planned. All the scenes we filmed were done with a green screen backdrop. The original intention of the green screen was to use it so we could apply some motion graphics in the background so for the terrorist demand video. We tried to make the look of all the shots look really amateurish… which I think we did a good job of.

Before Easter, we had the opportunity to test out the lighting with green screen but never managed to film any of the scenes. So once again, we had to replicate the lighting set up for the green screen. This was to ensure we get the lighting as identical as we could to the lighting we had on location when we filmed at Sopley. This was basically a process of trial and error.

We are now into Post production with editing and adding some special effects. Today me and Graham started the editing and re-wacthed all the footage so we can now decided how to piece the video together. After watching through all the footage, I don’t see how this video will come across as a serious drama!

Text Animation for Video Backdrop

We decided we wanted to make a simple type of motion graphic using typography to be displayed in the background of the video. I’ve just gone into after effects and experimented with the light Burst effects, applied onto some text. I basically key framed the Ray Length and Pivot Position so it creates some motion.

This is nothing extravagant, it’s just a simple and effective animation for the logo of the terrorist group. This is just a draft, so the text maybe different and I might apply some more effects on the final version.


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