final green screen film editing process

 

  • took very very long to sync together green screen + model footage, needed a lot of time to adjust and fine tune positions and coordinate camera movements, wasnt always in sync even after planning our shots beforehand
  • unexpected problem: footage filmed with megan’s lens was very blurry, footage with 50mm lens looked much clearer
    • –> solution: had to use masking and adjusting ultra key to reduce blur and fuzziness as much as possible, took extra time, in retrospect should have looked through footage first before filming all scenes to prevent extra unnecessary work
  • personal progress: learnt so much through own experimentation and online tutorials/help, this is the way i am most suited to for learning (trying process out myself rather than listening to instructions) 

  • group progress: wish there was slightly more time for everyone to experiment with green screening their own footage, as doing all the editing was quite a burden and couldve been split among other members if they had access to Premiere Pro at uni or at home with enough time. 

editing/keying green screen: feb 1/2

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  • reviewing footage: lens used was not very appropriate, actor showed up not in focus, without depth in image
  • green screen: background not lit properly, could not key out entirely, left with fuzzy image and green shadows on clothes
  • –> IMPROVEMENT: on thurs filming day, light green screen properly and use three point lighting
  • editing onto moving footage of set: largely successful, had to compensate camera movement not synchronised by moving around actor image
  • experimenting with overlay and blending modes to make green screen footage fit onto set footage

editing/choreographing green screen movement: 30 jan mon

   
 
above: rough storyboard sketches of green screen choreography with notes on coresponding shots of model used 

keying: a lot easier process than i thought would be, simple to grasp as i have used photoshop and premiere beforehand
group conflict: some members felt like their ideas werent taken into consideration, i personally did not realise they felt this way, tried to ask for their opinions more often, encourage a positive group atmosphere when collaborating

choreography: visualisation process of figuring out what movement needed to achieve certain shots on screen, very helpful when we were in green screen shooting, actors and camera knew where to stand

exhibition: Room by Sadie Coles: jan 28 sat 


conceptualisation and portrayal of domestic spaces by female artists 

roles of room: metaphor for psyche or as social contstruct

particularly interesting: yellow wallpaper installation of tapestries, had studied the book in GCSE english, really liked themes of gender roles being explored, was an “ah hah” moment when i saw in the gallery

exploring theme of rooms being miniaturised/multiplied/fragmented —> link to scale models we just produced

concept of room as a tangible entity, rooted in specific space abd time, charged with emotional and creative resonance 

FIRST FILMING DAY: jan 27 fri

  •  50mm lens: much better focusing on small model details
  • tripod: unexpectedly shakey, not smooth as expected
  • shoulder rig: great help in getting smooth shots, handles easier to move camera in smooth motion
  • storyboard planning: very useful in retrospect, i was very clear about what exact shots to get and didnt have to decide on the spot, saved a lot of time
  • crew: was difficult to shoot with so few people, wish the other members of team were more committed and showed up to help, were responsible for their roles