It's Thursday morning, roughly around 4am. We are sitting in the Stamp Student Union. We had 24 hours to film three commercials. What did we do? We threw on some traditional vietnamese dresses for men. Yes, those two words don't belong in the same sentence. It's like a vietnamese equivalent to a Armani suit. Anywho, we go into a conference room, it's empty. And basically start filming random stuff. So, I told them lets do some music. I wanted to do Backstreet Boys originally, but then we went into a medley of songs. Probably about 20 songs.
Went to my office and started editing around 12pm. I was editing on two computers at the time because I had to try to push out 2 commercials at least. One rendered, I edited on the other. So originally when I filmed the music clips, I should have zoomed a little more. Back and forth, towards the end of the clips I got more comfortable with the shot. The "black screen" was just two black backboards. On tape, you can see a line in the middle that showed they were two separate pieces. I know you can see the white wall on the sides, I was lazy with the filming and didn't feel like worrying about it...it was 4am. However, when I was grading in post (throwing on the "film look" filter. I played with the Luma, and I seemed to have darken it enough to make the blackboards look closer to "true black." This created the idea of a black screen. Which now, I kinda wish I was more serious and made sure it was framed correctly. Overall, the footage is not bad, I don't think. It looks amaturish, which is fine. I finished editing it around 3pm. The video is a bit dark so bear with me.
Plot: A mock of those CD commercials for "Greatest Hits"
Location: Terp Room B & C
Camera: Canon HV20
Camera Man: Kin Hulamm
Cast: Hung Tran, Phillip Santos, Thomas Le
Editing: Final Cut Pro and Color
Time taken to produce: 3 hours
Music: (In Order of Appearance)
Transition Music - Carley Simons - You're so Vain
Phil Collins - You'll Be In My Heart
The Eagles - Hotel California
Brian McKnight - Back to One
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Bonnie Taylor - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
Seal - Kiss from a Rose
Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Haddaway - What is Love (Baby, Don't Hurt Me)
Cher - Believe
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Dem Franchise Boyz - Lean Wit It/Rock wit It
Webbie - Independent
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