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Working on some dialogue
November 18, 2011, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Specialist Project

Still working on the documentary. I’ve shown it to this guy who works at a Cafe I regularly visit and I’ve had some valuable input from him. He understands what I’m trying to convey in the video so we’re both collaborating on writing some dialogue to justify and inform the audience of what their watching.

I’ve been thinking about how I can create a unique way of interviewing someone. I have said before I don’t want to include any dialogue of any sort, but looking at how the documentary has currently turned out, I think I might have to.

  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

The iPhone 4 has an incredible screen display, so I’ve been thinking of a new use for it.

This is an image I compiled in Photoshop showing a rough idea of using the iPhone as a tool to create a sort of post-digital interview.

With the dialogue I’m collaborating on, I’d like to record someone speaking it then playing back the recording on my iPhone and recording it in a different location. I would record the sound on the Zoom H1 and apply it to the scene.


Well, this isn’t panning out how I planned it to be. Nobody  is willing to do the dialogue for my video. I’ve been quite specific about who should do the dialogue, because I want someone who has an opinion on the whole economic crisis and someone who has their own business.

Anyway, I’ve done a short test of video I recorded on my iPhone, then playing it back, whilst filming it on my Canon 550D in my room. I’m trying to take a live scene and play it back in a completely different environment.

This is something I could possibly explore in my Extended Major Project. If I do pursue this technique, I’ll use the Zoom H1 to record the audio. However, I’m not sure how well it turn out when it comes to syncing the audio though.

How I’d approach this technique:

  • Record video on iPhone (Portrait). Record audio via Zoom H1.
Go to a different location with the iPhone.
  • Playback iPhone video. Place Zoom H1 near iPhone to capture the sound as best as it can get. 
  • Sync up audio from the iPhone video with the first audio recorded on the Zoom H1. 

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