Monday, November 21, 2011

Blog #3: Production Notes.

Overall, creating my video project was a good experience. While I have worked with shooting and editing video before, I have never really worked with manipulating audio pieces into a story. Learning how to edit audio was interesting. If I could do things differently, I would alter the way my video portion of the project is arranged. I would try to use less repetitive shots, and possibly longer shots so that it doesn't seem so chaotic. Also, it would have been nice if I had more footage of Grayson playing instruments or playing with his band. If I did, I would have incorporated it a lot more. Overall I am pretty satisfied with the way my project came out, and I think it tells a good story and provides some interesting visuals. Since I have filmed and edited projects before, my view of filmmaking has not changed much, but after I first filmed and edited video, I became more aware and focused on editing. I learned not to take editing for granted. Sometimes editing is so seamless and well done in movies that we hardly notice it, and only until you edit yourself do you realize that in order to get a result like that, many hours are spent making slight changes to small sections of material. Its funny, because after learning about video editing, it is difficult to watch any form of film or video without being conscious of the way it is made.