So last week was our chance to go out and be strictly observational. Our group decided since it was a spring day (well, felt as much like spring as it could get in August), we’d go out to the grassy spot near Pearson and Murphy’s cafe and film around there – people relaxing on a spring afternoon was the idea. Unfortunately, when we got there the sun was hiding behind the buildings at it wasn’t as sunny as we imagined it. We filmed what we could though. Celine went and uploaded it the next day, and edited her own version. Alene and I went in the day after that and edited together, not knowing Celine had done her own. From the footage, it was interesting to see the two very different results. Alene and I left music out, and tried our hand at colour correcting (well, Alene did. I sat there and cheered her on). It didn’t quite work the way we wanted, but it doesn’t look too bad. We also tried to find a story in ours, and focused on the shot we had of one man, by himself, drinking his coffee while looking at the groups of people lounging on the grass. We kept returning from the laughing people to him, and called it coffee for one.
That video can be found here.
Celine went with our original intentions however – she focused on a lazy afternoon in spring time, didn’t colour correct, and added some light, calming music to give it that extra touch of warmth and happiness. It’s slow paced and relaxed.
Hers can be viewed here.
(I’m having trouble embedding in my posts, in case you couldn’t tell)