Posted onJanuary 4, 2016
Posted underCreative Futures: Video (Breon)
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The questions I have used during the interviews within my video are:
When using green screen, lighting is really important. For green screen, we used a white screen and two lights with green filters on to turn the background green. Although this changed the background, the room was still too dark to record footage. To make the room lighter, we then used three other lights to light up the subject/person so you could see their face. For this, a key light was used and two other filler lights. Once all the lights were on, there weren’t any shadows on the screen and you could clearly see the subject which allowed us to them record some clear footage.
After capturing the footage, it was then placed into Premiere Pro. The steps I took to change the background were:
For the research I carried out to help me with my video assignment, I looked at other interviews. The interviews I focused on were from music magazine industries, of musicians and bands talking.
The interviews I looked at were from the Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Scuzz TV, NME and Q.
Within the video’s I noticed that all of the people were sat down, which created a really friendly and relaxed tone. I also discovered that medium shots and close ups were dominantly used, and long shots were used in interviews were there were more than two people been interviewed.
I also noticed that the interviews either included snippets of the bands music videos or their songs as backing tracks. Personally, I think it’s really good to include these because they make the interviews less boring. I also think that by adding tracks, it reminds audiences who the bands actually are which will keep them interested in what they are talking about.
Thanks to this research, I now know how to make my interviews look and sound to keep audiences interested. Therefore, I am going to follow the same style as the videos I found.
For my video essay, I am going to create a video that reflects on the music scene in Hull. Within the three minute video I am going to have interviews with local musicians, footage from local gigs and band practices and photographs. As well as having a variety of visualisations, I am also going to try and include music from local bands in the video.
Topics of conversation I plan to cover will include City of Culture 2017, venues, whats happening with the bands/musicians and who the biggest bands from are.
The documents I am also going to create to work alongside me while I create the video are: