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What Didn’t Work Out So Well

Looking back at the various differences between the planning and editing stages, there seems to be some discrepancies that I’m highly amused to write about.

  1. The video does not have the same shots as originally planned. Unforeseen problems and failed timing meant that the shots were all taken on one day in around two locations. This greatly limited the settings available and many shots were replaced accordingly.
  2. The video does not follow the storyboard as originally planned. A lack of determination and perceived urgency meant that the shots were taken too quickly and not enough video was captured for the final render.
  3. Special effects originally planned were excluded from the final cut. This is, again, because the original shots that required special effects were replaced with other clips due to unavailable footage.
  4. Nothing seemed to follow the original plan. This is probably just due to a skill on future planning that I need to learn. Sigh.

Correcting Edits

I hate video taking, and the reason for that is simple: I look terrible in front of a camera.

What goes on after that, however, is something I find very fun and probably the most interesting bit of any videomaking process.


The Economics of Job Specialisation

It doesn’t make sense for everyone to do very little work spread across the entire field. There’s been much discussion of job delegation, but we’ve come to a pretty quick consensus about it (for once):

I, the most awesome with computers, will be responsible for video editing, including trimming, arrangement, colour correction, and post-production visual effects.

The very awesome Hilary Lok will be responsible for audio editing of the live audio that is to be recorded, a decision not originally included in our planning.

The Clarence Ng and Liam Yue will be doing special effects for the video, such as the inclusion of extended grassland (something that still hasn’t been found here yet!)

We’ll see how this works out.


10K. Goodbye.

This music video was created and edited totally by me, using my awesome skills that I have of video editing. It’s not an amazing work, I admit, but I was attempting to capture that essence and life of my form at school when I made it… I think I’ve got a fair bit in it though.

What do you think?

Your Location Has Been Found.

First rule of the day: never, ever, attempt to make an appointment with anyone more than five times. After the fifth time (and you’re incredibly patient if it’s your fifth time), just forget about it. Ask the person to meet you instead. Or something.

Moving on…

I finally got around to scanning up our planning for the music video project. It would probably have been done a lot slower if not for a very real deadline, but anyway…


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I know, I’m no artist, and neither was anyone else who was doing the storyboard for this project. Blame that the entire group happens to be predominately male, and while I have nothing against male artists, I fully confess than I believe none of the males in this set of people are artistically inclined.


The Most Victorious Music Videos

Update: Due to the large number of videos involved in this post, I have complied them and created the following playlist.

Since we’re making music videos, it seems only fair to do some research among music videos to glean some ideas. While the storyboard and planning continues to be in progress, I have some MVs that I really like.

I also have to say that these songs are Japanese.

This post also sounds a lot like an analysis essay rather than just looking at music videos in general.


I’m lucky to be in love with my best friend…

Lucky (Jason Mraz song)

Lucky (Jason Mraz song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucky to have been where I have been… lucky to be coming home some day…

For our final giveaway, we’ve decided to give away a music video! It took much deliberation, but we’ve settled on covering ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz

Stay tuned!