Monday, 26 August 2013

filming garden art.....again

I am currently house sitting for my nan so i thought i would take advantage of this and film another Garden Art.
So this morning i filmed for 2 hours in the garden. i got a variety of shots of trees, garden ornaments and close ups of flies, wasps and butterflies.

i am currently transferring the footage to my laptop where i hope to edit it later.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Today i set up a new email account for Gfox Productions.

Along with this i set up a


This is where i will now be putting mostly corporate videos.

Reviewing Past Projects/learning

I recently made a video for GTA V. i have watched the video quite a few time and until yesterday i had never seen an out of place frame in the middle of the video.

The frame i have left is an in between frame where i have seperated 2 pieces of footage. I am annoyed i havent noticed this before but will be on high alert for such mistakes in future.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Banshee New Sheriff Trailer

i decided to do another trailer for the Cinemax TV show Banshee.
This time i took every episode cutting them up scene by scene and deleting the scenes i did not wish to use. i then chopped up my favourite bits and put them over a 2 minute clip of the sheriff being sworn in.

the trailer can be seen here:

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Editing Secret Scenes from Banshee

It has recently come to my attention that every episode of the Cinemax series Banshee has a secret scene after the credits. Sometimes these scenes reveal future plot lines. I think this is a really good idea as it gets the viewers to watch the credits and rewards them for doing so. It is also something i am contemplating doing for future projects of my own.
After searching for these scenes on the internet i found that the odd one can be found but not a compilation of them all so i decided to edit all of the secret scenes together and upload it which i have done.
The video can be seen below.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Planning for Gfox Productions

I've decided that now i have a logo and an Ident for Gfox Productions the next steps I will take will be to set up an email account specifically for this branding hoping to expand my audience and maybe gain some more work experience.
Future plans for the brand if setting up an email and facebook turn out to be beneficial include setting up a website probably one i can edit myself and designing business cards.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Creating Gfox Logo/Ident

Today i decided to create a Logo and an Ident for Gfox Productions the name i am hoping to use for video production.
I started by choosing a font in photoshop and adding a fox tail to the end of the logo. I then took the same gradient used on the tail to the text to make it look like one object instead of 2 separate objects.
The image below shows the text part done and shows me testing to see what the logo looks like.
Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 19.01.02
I then finished applying the gradient to the text and removed the background.
Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 19.00.26
I then merged all the graphics that make up the text part of the logo and then did the same for the tail leaving me with 2 layers. this is so that i can manipulate both the text and the tail in after effects.
I then imported the layers separately into after effects. here i added an effect as if the tail was growing from the text. I then added the word 'productions' under the Logo and added an effect as if the text was being typed.Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 19.01.47
After completing the animation in after effects i then exported (via adobe dynamic link) the footage to premiere pro where i then faded the ident in for 2 seconds and out for 2 seconds (I could have done this in after effects but found it easier and less time consuming to do it in premiere pro). I then added sound effects for the tail growing from the text and then a typing sound for the productions part (again something i could have done in after effects but found it easier in premiere pro)
Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 18.58.56
A link to the final animated ident can be seen below.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

GTA V Tralier Finished

Finished colour correcting and made all the final adjustments to the video i started yesterday.
See the finished video below.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Learning While Editing

Today while editing in Adobe Premiere Pro i stumbled across a short cut for razoring clips.
My normal way to do this would be to place the guide on the point of the clip that i wish to razor and then select the razor tool and click on top of the guide. Well today i found that i can simply place the guide on the desired point and press cmd + k (Mac) cntrl +k (windows), this simply razors the clip at that point and when using the razor tool a lot as i have been today you save a lot of time using this method.

GTA V Trailer

Today i decided to edit an extended version of the upcoming Rockstar game GTA V.
I took all of the existing trailers and mixed them together to make an extended trailer, i swapped out footage from different sections of trailers with other footage. I then extended the soundtrack to the trailers by identifying the track used and replacing it with a long version of the clip.
I split the trailer into 3 sections to focus on the 3 main characters, each with an individual song used in a previous trailer.
The trailer is currently 8 minutes long and i am currently colour correcting it.
Below is a screen shot of me editing footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Screen shot 2013-08-03 at 14.40.21

TopBoy Channel 4 Trailer

Yesterday i edited a video for a competition for Channel 4's drama TopBoy.
I edited together a 36 second video consisting of the stock footage provided and added a backing track from the tracks provided.
I submitted the video to Channel 4 for processing and today they uploaded it to their Youtube channel.
Below is a link to the video.