My test videos have helped shoot this video due to the shot angles, effects and the lengths of these clips. The second test video also helped towards my final video due to the upside down shots, which I used in both of them. The horror test video (which was the second one I had created) helped me understand how to use different image processing filters such as grain, black and white, dust and scratches etc. This test video also featured reverse clips (which I had used in almost all of my test videos) to add a creepier effect; this was also used in my final project to add an odd effect when the camera was turning onto its side.
To edit the video, I mainly cut the clip to where I had thought was appropriate and either reversed the effects or have them fading in from the last clip. Some clips involve reverse speed, slowed down speeds and faster speeds. I did not choose to use the effects, such as distortion, keying, grain etc. in the video due to it being about loneliness and using these types of image processing would not be appropriate.
I had used a tripod to keep some shots of clips steady and some other clips did not require a tripod, or I could not use on for the particular shot. For example, when the clip, which turns 90’, was being shot, I could not use a tripod to turn the Nikon DSLR onto its side and rise in height at the same time due to the weight of the tripod, the risk of dropping and breaking the camera and the length of the tripod. I planned on using filters to change the scene to a different colour, but as I wanted the model to remain the same and for it to not be tinted blue or red, I chose otherwise. Also, if filters were used, it could have destroyed the quality of the photographs being projected.
I edited the video in Adobe Premiere CS6 Pro; as I know how to cut, trim, add effects, etc. I also think that this software is easier to use when editing videos and that it creates more professional looking clips and videos. Adobe Premiere CS6 Pro also has video transitions and effects, which are extremely easy to use; so editing clips and creating videos wont, be too complicated or hard.
I am satisfied with my final video yet I think it could be massively improved. I dislike some of the images projected onto the background. I think that if I used isolated streets and cities, instead of using country lanes and rural areas, then it could have emphasised how lonely the subject is. I am also dissatisfied with some of the shots I had taken; if I had taken a longer time with the video shoot, then I would have had a bigger range of angles and clips to choose from to create the final video and make it better. I also think that the video could be a lot worse; it could be cut incorrectly, have a completely different song to the story being acted out and filmed.
If I was to shoot my video again, I would use a more diverse selection of models so it could have multiple story lines to one song rather than just one storyline and one model. I would also use different filters on the video to add different effects. I would change the location of the shoot to in a forest or somewhere bleak and grubby to show how someone has decayed because they’re lonely, as a studio video is very limited and can be quite boring.