I wanted to capture the youth and innocence of a day in the life of a dog. The overall feeling was meant to be carefree, and fun. A dog lives in the moment, there is no past or present to them, only the now. I wanted to portray their carefree and fun outlook on life. I also wanted the audience to feel cute and cuddly on the inside. Since there was meant to be no dialogue, I made the decision to cut out all environmental sounds as they were of little to no importance in contributing to the emotion of my overall project. The song choice for the video was upbeat and catchy, it also represented the upbeat emotion I wanted to portray. I experimented with human characters, cropping out their faces so that they remained anonymous entities. This forces the viewer to focus only on the dog, emphasizing the "dog's world" and that humans were merely props for the scenery. The audience can focus more on the dog. I also experimented with lower angles so the audience can get down on the same visual level as the dog and see, perhaps, through the same eyes a dog might see. The world looks so much different from down below and I wanted to give the audience the feeling of getting down on the same level as the dog to be able to really connect with the dog.
The part of my project I would most like to improve would be the lighting and color balance. I wasn't paying as much attention to the differences in lighting for some of the shots and tried to make do by flipping back and forth through the two sets of clips in order to make it look as if it were on purpose.