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  • 1. Construction Work Adobe Premiere Screenshots

2. #1After inserting our cameras memory card we were able to view our shots individually via the Macs Finder. Each shot we filmed was named with a bundle of letters and numbers for example MV1_7119.MOV.So in order to categorize our shots with ease and understand what each shot is, we renamed each of them with suitable titles; such as Window Close up.mov. 3. #2 After renaming each of our shots with suitable titles, we began to colour code them. o o oRed meaning there is a problem with the shot. Orange meaning its not the best, but we could use it if needed. Green meaning its a good shot that will be included in the sequence.This system was extremely helpful when it came to structuring the rough cut of our sequence.We put all of the shots in groups followings its colour, so when it came to importing our clips into premiere it was very simple. 4. Our location shots were not in-focus and did not have smooth movement when panning.This shot was clearly too dark and was positioned badly for a character introduction.After importing our shots we began to try structure the narrative, following from our storyboard. Unfortunately, a lot of shots did not follow within the narrative and also a lot of mistakes were made when filming, with the exposure being off and the tripod not being used properly. After making light of the mistakes we quickly scheduled a re-shoot. We filmed on 22nd of November and reshot after 2 media lessons, on the 5th December. 5. We re-shot almost everything from the previous shoot, producing many location shots and new character introductions. This time we focused almost entirely on the image and how it looks, for example setting the white balance and exposure correctly and making sure every shot is in focus and has decent lighting for the details being shot. Me and Harrison (the editors) helped the Director and Cameraman with these settings. We waited till the evening to re-shoot our sequence following a typical convention of thriller movies always being shot at night, as it creates an unpredictable atmosphere and criminal behavior is more likely to happen at this time. 6. After the re-shoot we began structuring our sequence once again with all the new and re-done clips. To support the narrative and the general storyline of our sequence we needed non diagetic audio 7. Before we initially filmed for our sequence we planned that the narrative of the OTS will be portrayed through non-diagetic audio. We agreed on radio transmissions of reporters and presenters discussing the murders and crime around the area - which we would record ourselves. We also agreed to record a conversation between the two detectives, making the release of an important character evident to the audience. So each of us wrote out a short script for ourselves and we booked a time to use the recording room in the edit suite. I was in charge of the initial recording working with the actual voice recorder which the mic was plugged into. I made sure the person being recorded was ready before I clicked record and I wrote down the number of each of our recordings, making it easier to find our files when importing from the recorders memory card. 8. When recording this audio we also gathered sound effects and music online which would suit with our sequence. The music had to be non-copyrighted and create the mysterious atmosphere we planned for, incompetech.com was perfect for this.The music we downloaded was named The House of Leaves and it defiantly catches the attention of our audience with its long high notes and deep dark bass hits. 9. The sound effects we gathered were from the colleges SFX folder. Each sound effect emphasized the genre and narrative within the sequence - with radio transmissions, police sirens, phone dial tones and static noise. We also downloaded SFX to overlap the diagetic audio from certain clips, to make it obvious what is happening. For example audio of footsteps, a door being unlocked, seagulls by the sea and the waves crashing against the pier.We did this by merely placing the audio directly below the running clip and moving it in place to sync with the motion of walking/key turning. 10. With audio recordings of us (slide 7) and the remaining SFX, I imported them to my personal memory stick and edited them together at home. I used Logic 9 Pro to do this. This was very simple to do with the effects and recordings ready, it was merely about collating and layering them together.I first imported all the audio I had to work with, creating many audio slots. 11. I layered all the audio fairly quickly and removed audio files that did not seem to work.It was then the case of finalizing it.. I cut and pasted the beginnings of many files and put then together to create a quick 120bpm stutter, as if there was trouble with the radio signal. I then inserted some fades, which is evident from the picture above with the orange and white ramps upon the audio files. The orange ramps represent a slow down fade creating that effect of an error in the radio once again, and the white ramps indicate your standard fade out this was needed when voices weren't clear due to being over layered. 12. To finish the edit I added additional effects to certain clips making it obvious that its a radio transmission and reporters talking.A quick EQ gave audio clips that tinny fuzzy effect heard from radios, this was done by simply removing all the bass developed in the voices, and a slight boost of reverb created emphasis on clips that needed it for example breaking news! and do not approach! 13. All of audio clips/SFX/music worked well with each other after we inserted crossfades, to make the audio of the entire sequence flow and seem more professional. To do this I typed in fade in to the effects window and dragged the fade effect of crossfade to the end of which clip needed it.The crossfades are seen at the end of clips as a purple tinted box (seen below)Radio edit*Gaps filled with extra sound effect files.The radio edit (audio 3) I produced was only 30seconds long and we decided we wanted it through out the entire sequence. In order to do this I cut it up and placed it around the whole timeline, to fill gaps that weren't already filled by the music I inserted sound effects that we had ready incase they were needed. Such as more radio tuning and heavy thunder recordings. 14. At this point we had, more or less, created our rough cut. All what was left to do was the title frames, grading of our shots and add special effects. We waited to do this last, particularly grading and adding special effects as it slows down the college computers and we didnt want our work to freeze and get lost. 15. We got our sequence reviewed by three teachers, our two media teachers and the technician. They all agreed that it needed grading and titles included but they also stated how the narrative isn't particularly clear. Our teacher Jeremy suggested to have extreme close ups of the character who is being released spread along the timeline, creating a mysterious introduction and a build up to the characters full identity. It would also help extend the duration of our work as apparently ours was shorter the required time. We agreed to do this and got filming immediately in the lesson in an empty room. I filmed Harry several times focusing on his eyes and him fidgeting, hoping to present his characters mental illness and follow the convention of thriller being introduced all in a dodgy, spooky manner. Unfortunately some group members didnt like the shots we produced so they went and shot it again with Tom taking the role of Harrys. We inserted the memory card from the camera and imported the clips we filmed into Premiere, then spread them out around the timeline just how our teacher suggested. 16. When editing this frame I took snippets from each of the close ups we filmed of tom, cut the duration to roughly a second each and then altered the speed of each clip. Which concluded with a fast paced, panicky and slightly dodgy introduction of the character, which is what we wanted to make it obvious that the character suffers from some sort of mental illness and needs to locked behind a secure door. 17. We had the idea to have our first title shots as still frames from the moving clip before. Very common in action films where a close up of a character would freeze and their name would be displayed.When creating this we wanted the still frame to have some sort of filter or effect when displaying the title, after a quick mess around with the fast colour corrector effect we landed a gruesome dark green filter. We decided to keep this filter among the first few opening clips, on the stills and moving clips. It portrays the unpredictable elements throughout our narrative and also follows the genre of psychological thriller with visuals that the audience are not used to. 18. In order to create the initial freeze frame it was as simple as right clicking on the clip you wanted to hold and selecting Frame Hold Options. A window appears and selecting Hold on will make the entire clip a freeze frame from where the timeline header was when selecting Frame hold option. We copy and pasted the original clip and placed it before and after the freeze frame. So its portrayed as a freeze frame. 19. To add a title its as simple as selecting Title upon the top toolbar and clicking Default still.This brings up a new window allowing you to type out what you want, edit it the font and style of it and place it where-ever around the frame. The font we used was called Disturbia and we downloaded this from www.dafont.com We wanted a distorted and slightly grungy font as it follows with the exterior of the sequence as a whole and we liked how it was used in the sequence for Se7en. 20. Our title inserts were presented in three ways Layered over a freeze frame (slide 17) Inserted simply with a