Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presention 6
Final cut is the dominant program that I used, it enabled me to edit and create videos/shots. I firstly used final cut when producing my preliminary task therefore I was familiar with the program. Final cut enabled me to add effects such as black and white, reverse shots forexample when the character is writing in the dairy, a reverse shot takesplace and log and transfer clips from the camcorder into Final Cut. The first step I took was log and transfer the shots, then I placed the shots in order on the timeline, edited them and then logged and transferred the credits that I created from ‘Live type’ into Final cut Express and placed them on the timeline. Having done this I added effects andsuccessfully I added the audio. Wireframe was also useful as it enabled me to shrink, move and increase the clip inside the frame to aappropriate size and position. I found wireframe extremely useful when positing the credits as I could place them any where I wanted easily, enlarge it and decrease the size.
I used ‘Google’ for a range of things for example, to research conventions of thriller and horror movies and to find inspirational shots that would influence me for example, a close up shot with pictures of people on the wall. Moreover having researched inspirational shots, I was able to consider other elements such as the mise en scene, lighting and camera angles. Blogger was were all my evidence of planning, research, evaluation and group discussion/ideas lies. ‘Live type’ was extremely useful when it came to creating my credits. ‘Live type’ enabled me to add effects, choose colours, change fonts, and helps you find a specific font as it is categorized e.g. horror fonts. ‘Youtube’ was very effective as it enabled me to research other horror and thriller movies which influenced me.
Garage band:is one of the technology I used in order to createsuspenseful audio to make the horror opening sequence effective.The software enabled me to create my own music track with theuse of loops. One factor I found very useful when using garageband is that its categorized for example: Jazz, and drums.Canon Camcorder:Strength:Easy to useEffective to represent the characters perspectiveWeakness:The quality of the actual image was very poorWhen filming I found it difficult to have stable shots as I did nothave a tripod. This was a disadvantage because my footagewas unstable.Light reflector:Strength:Enables the character facial expression to be shown
Overall, I found that using these technologies andwebsites have been extremely efficient and helpful.Without these technologies it would be very hard to produce a opening sequence. Throughout this process I have developed my skills on Final cutExpress, Livetype, Blogger, Garageband, Youtube and slide share.