New Video Alert!
Here’s one of the films I edited for part of my final Portfolio for Uni. It’s called Halfway Point and tells the story of Michael & Sarah as they try to decide if love really does conquer all. With songs performed by up and coming band In Colour, the film segways into a music video featuring the band, as Michael tries to make a very important decision…but will he be too late?
I just got linked to this video and felt compelled to share it. It’s about life and freedom and what it all means. A powerful film, and one that will definitely be an inspiration to the documentary I’m editing, which is all about the personal items people carry around with them. Both films expose people in an honest and open way, but without being too intrusive.
Since finishing off the Action Trailer I’ve been mostly focusing on getting my Dissertation done and dusted, seeing as it’s due in next week! I’m pretty much finished with it I think, just a few bits to polish off here and there and then just little organisation things like getting the title and contents pages right etc etc…And then it’s being printed and bound next Wednesday! Eeeek! I can’t wait to have it all finished and handed in, leaving me free to just edit, edit, edit.
Here it is, the finished product. Enjoy!
In terms of the progress I’ve made with this project, last week was a definite turning point. Yesterday I completed (what I hope to be) the final cut of my action trailer and this is one piece of work that I am actually really proud of. I’ve shown it to a few people who I trust to tell me the truth and they’ve all really liked it, saying that it makes them want to watch all the films in it, and that they’re impressed with the way it fits together with the music to make a cohesive narrative, which is great because that was pretty much what I’ve been aiming for.
Yesterday, when I got bored of editing my action trailer, I decided to create an animated logo, or ‘sting’ as they’re often called, to go at the start of all my future projects, just to make it look a bit more professional, and so perhaps my name/logo will stick in your memory.
So here it is, in all it’s glory. I’m really pleased with the end result, and while there may be a few tweaks made here and there over the next few months before hand-in in May, this is pretty much it:
I’ve spent the last 5 days working solidly on my showreel and it is finally complete! Well, it is as complete as it can be right now…I’ve had to leave a few black spaces here and there that will be filled with footage from the two films I’m going to be editing over the coming months, one a documentary and the other a narrative music video. I’m really pleased with it…definitely worth the effort and stress.
This is the greatest film showreel I have EVER seen. So full of power and emotion, it moves you in a way that I didnt think was possible. If I can be even half as a good an editor as this girl, I will be happy.
Here’s an interview with the editor of this video, Gen, explaining the process she went through to get this incredible end result: http://www.slashfilm.com/making-filmography-2010-gen-ip-interview/
Here’s my final film for 2nd year at Uni…I was Director on this one. I hope you like it.