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Viral Video done and dusted
January 8, 2010, 11:51 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video, Viral Videos

There are to versions of our viral video. Both have slightly different introductions.

See for yourself:

Version One

Version Two

The only thing that I can point out that doesn’t make sense in our video and that is the clarinet shots. This is because all the other shots have different people playing different notes, where as the clarinet shot has the same people playing all the notes. This was due to not having enough time to film everyone. However, the most important thing was the idea of editing the video footage using stop motion to make a piece of music. Overall as a group we worked well and achieved what we had planned out to do.


Viral Video Update
January 8, 2010, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video, Viral Videos

I have been meaning to upload some photos I took when our viral video group was recording in one of the recording studios at Bournemouth University. My role in the production of this viral video was being the cinematographer/cameraman and I also make minor appearances in the video.

Thanks to Graham and Gina who have been editing the video footage and sound and piecing the whole thing together. I would be lost at sea editing this video as there is a certain technique involving a lot of understanding about sound, which I’m a bit weak on.

Here’s an update on the video. This is another version of the drum sequence:

Here is a screenshot of the timeline in Premiere Pro for the Drum sequence. Now I didn’t edit this, but it does look quite complex from looking at it. The same editing style was used for the other instruments we recorded as well.

Viral Video update
December 15, 2009, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video, Viral Videos

We have filmed our viral video of different instruments being played by different people. Here is a quick preview of the drums session that we recorded at Bournemouth Uni’s recording studios.

The footage has been edited by working out the bps (beats per second).

Viral video update
December 2, 2009, 8:48 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video, Viral Videos

We continued our idea of making a video where we record individual sounds of different instruments, then editing the footage together to make a piece of music. Yesterday we did a mini test video of what the outcome could be like. Basically, we recorded small clips of the keyboard and guitar for different notes. Then the footage was imported into premier pro, which allowed us to edit the clips and re-order them in a way which created a music.

Here’s the test video:

Viral Video Project
November 24, 2009, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video, Viral Videos

Ok, today we got back into our groups for making a viral video. We spent the day literally throwing out ideas of the sort of video we want to make and the concepts behind them. The style of the video we all agreed on was to do it in a stop motion style. We looked at various videos on youtube for inspiration and we found that some stop motion videos looked really amazing… if it was done correctly.

Here are some of the videos we looked at:

This is again an excellent example of stop motion. The whole video seems to flow so smoothly, considering this was all done using a digital camera rather than a DV camera. The people who made this must have been so precise when putting this together.

This is the video that sealed the idea in our group. This is a well put together piece and what I like about it is that person playing the in the video doesn’t necessarily have to be good at playing the drums or piano because the music is put together through the editing of the video. For our project, we will use them same style as this video but add our own twist to it and hopefully use after effects to finish it off.  I’d also like to experiment with different camera angles for our video, as I feel just the same camera angle is not so adventurous in terms of filming style.

Group Video Project
October 29, 2009, 6:52 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video

We still haven’t  finished our drama video as there is still a lot of footage to edit. In the meantime, I thought I’d upload some footage I recorded while were filming.

Garage Band
October 27, 2009, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Principles of Sound and Video

I used garage band today as introduction to the Sound unit of the course. I found the software easy to use, as it’s pretty basic compared to other software like logic. Nonetheless you can still create decent tracks for whatever type of music you are wanting to make with this program.

Picture 1

I made a very basic track using a selection of pre-recorded music that is on the software and I mixed it together. I uploaded the clip onto youtube. Play the video to hear the clip.

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