for me i think it’s a must watch movie!! It is much more interesting than the other Final destination movie, because it is`~~~ 3D!! When there’s a killing scene, the blood will be like right infront of your eyes~that’s so cool~~
In this movie it’s all about a guy ‘vision’, and the starting of the movie it mislead the audience, for me as an audience i though that everything i see which is the car crash was what happened in the past, but that scene is just the guy’s vision.
And this remind me about what Paul said about our doco, at first our idea of the starting of the doco is to let the audience guess what is the occupation of both of the interviewees, but after Paul saw our introduction, he said we have to let the audience know who they are at the start. Well, i guess this is the difference between a doco and a story based movie. A story based movie can reveal things whenever they want to, but a doco prob have to reveal things at the begining of the doco, to give the audience a clear idea about what is it about.
Well before i’ve look thru what i’ve saw last few days (which is some video about colour grading), i honestly didnt really thought that colour grading is needed in every scene. The video that i saw really amazed me…
http://services.creativecow.net/s/1300/fini.tv this is the site of the video.
the image above is one of the before and after colour grading from the video. This scene’s colour look quite the same as our doco, which is more yellowish.
The image above is basically how does our scene’s colour tempreture look like, it’s yellowish, like the scene above, before i do the colour grading thing, i thought that we didnt need it, because i would like to keep the natural look (YEs,i know it’s not good), well, and Shu Shu said that she thinks that we need colour grading for every different scenes, then, i gave it a try, and add on the filters of “contrast&birghtness” and “colour correction”, and….apparntly..it turn out better than what i’ve expected. It is less yellowish, and look more confortable.
I finally understand why it is so important, well last semester we did colour grading for the sake of covering the equipments that we’ve shoot on set, and now i know that we NEED colour grading, to make it look real, more professional, it’s like why girls like to edit their photo in photoshop, i guess it’s the SAMEprinciple.
Posted in IM2, TV2 on 10/13/2009 01:14 am by admin
Today’s topic~ about green screen~~ well although our group’s video do not need any use of green screen but im still curiuos about it, after i saw Henrietta’s group’s video, while during their production, while they are shooting their video, i did help abit on the character movement, that is seeing which angle look’s good~and that was when i saw them using green screen for their set, and i was silly, i asked why she needed green screen for their set, and her anwser was that they need it because they do not want other group’s building or sets to be inside the shoot. For her set and the position that she want her camera to be tends to show what is behind the set.
After that, while she was editing, she also taught me how to change the green screen to another background image, it wasn’t hard, but not simple. In her blog where she talks about green screen also explain how and why she uses green screen, which i think is useful~
Posted in IM2, TV2 on 10/03/2009 04:12 am by admin
Im wondering how to improve my editing skills, because i knew im not good enough~ while i was wondering, i found this:
The 6 ways to improve your editing skills by Matt Janowsky, he is a video production specialist and is the founder and creative director of Inspire Digital Multimedia
1. Watch Commercials
Commercial breaks on TV are easy to ignore and digital video recorders let you skip them altogether. Start watching and studying them with an editor’s eye. Movies take two hours to tell a story, a commercial must tell the tale in 30 seconds. It’s all about the edit.
2. Rent More DVDs
Watch for pleasure the first time, but listen to the director’s and editor’s comments the second. I remember listening to the editor’s comments on the movie “Seven” and thinking, “Wow, that was better than film school!”
3. Start Surfing
Don’t just be a casual observer on the Web, grab your board and dive in. Join user groups, read blogs, participate on forums and, by all means, ask questions. The Digital Juice Forums are a great place to start, you can ask questions, get answers, learn new tricks and meet some pretty cool people. You might even become a “Juice Groupie”.
4. Print It
Pick up a magazine and study the ads, look at billboards and posters. Print ads are a great place to learn about composition and text placement since the concepts are the same for both still and video frames. Figure out what looks good and why, and apply it in your next video.
5. Hook Up the Trailer
Watching movie trailers, like commercials, is a great way to learn. They tend to have fast paced editing, great graphics and cool text effects. Don’t be too proud to directly copy shots and compositions that you like in your own work.
6. Make Mistakes
Cartoonist Scott Adams said, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”. I love that quote. You have to allow yourself to make mistakes and be willing to try new things, even if they don’t work. I usually learn more from my mistakes than I do from my successes. So don’t be afraid, go ahead and screw up.
As an addition, i think watching music video is also a good idea, because it helps us to think and learn how to tell a story with the lyrics and also with a short time, which means it’s good for short film i guesS?
Color grading or color correction is the process of modifying the colors in a movie in order to smooth non-matching cuts together in a scene, or for creative use. A stylized or gritty look can greatly enhance the emotion of a scene, depending on the movie.
PS: Well…i believe Paul already knew this, BUT, i was really shock after seeing these(that’s why i wanna share), and i start to love colour grading!
In the olden days that is before the digital technology took over, doing a colour correction might consist of a photo chemical process applied directly to a film negative. This process was named as “colour timing”.
Most people referred to this as “color timing,” and it was done by passing red, green and blue through a photo negative and onto an “intermediate” stock. A shutter system, similar to the shutter on a camera itself, was used to control the intensity of each color and therefore allow you to “correct” a color range to the right tolerance.
After two days of shooting and one day of log and capturing we’ve finally come to the process of editing. Well i always thinks that it will be easier than editing a short film, but, i am so wrong about this. It is actually harder i guess, because sometimes the out come and the structure we get is not what we expected, because it is not scripted.
During the editing, we’ve spend quite some time thinking how to do the opening of the doco, and we ended up with different version (well, the best version is Paul’s idea ), anyway perhaps we shoud get going with the contain. It is pretty hard to combine things together,now, i realized how important a story board is! For Doco we do not need a storyboard, that is hard because the structure will not be a fixed one.
These are some images that Henrietta took during our shooting. About that day, well, ME i do not have any particular role,i just helped out Joselin on some camera movement, and setting up the light. I made a huge mistake on the lightings, by assuming that the light is bright enough with my bare eyes, it is not as bright as i think after looking at the footage, everything look so 2D, it’s horrible!!
Shooting a doco is very different from shooting a short film, while shooting a short film we can make the actors do the action or says the sentense again and again, but for an interview, everything is one shoot done, we hardly get things retake, because i suppose that’s not what we need or have to. Sometimes what we get from a doco is very unexpected, because it is not story boarded.