Test Footage

Went out and shot this, edited it, uploaded it. Took a little over 3 and a half hours? Computer was acting a little strange and kept crashing. Feels good to have another video done finally, but looking forward to having something with a narrative in the pipeline.

This isn’t particularly high quality, as I didn’t want to have a massive file size just yet. The end result should probably be a little better looking than this, but I’m still working with the limitations of the camera!

Haven’t added any effects to it yet, other than a “repeating” bit towards the end which I think works especially well (made by cutting before and just slightly after the car appears, and then copy/pasting that section), and the close-up of the TV is sped up, along with a bit of the “Vacancies” sign at the end, which I think made it look a bit smoother, just as a change from the other stuff. There’s also, I think, a brief bit of reversed footage on the tunnel with the rain, which doesn’t work so well. But, yeah, haven’t added anything from the “Effects” section.

This was a fun video to make! Even if I did end up falling over in the mud and losing some of the videos I’d shot, and the camera was acting up a little even before then. Wasn’t too keen on the idea of staying out there in the rain either, and I was a little worried about getting lost – those woods are huge! Still, I’m kind of going for a bit of a “Found Footage” look at the moment, and I think it’s working pretty well.

The part of the main video involving the woods is going to be kind of a memory, a re-telling of an event, so I thought it made sense to have this kind of style to it. The beginning should be a little different, so that’s something else I’ll have to practice! I’ll try to keep you posted, but I’m not sure how much information to give away right now, since I’m not sure exactly how the story will change as I adapt it, or if I end up having to go with a different story.

Next step: Writing and Test Effects!


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