pixilation ” The touch” part 3

Below are our draft  pixilation videos.
link 1: 

(backup link):

Me and Adam ended up changing our idea after running our idea through one of the lecturers. The three main scenes we thought up was:

Scene 1: A close up shot of the protagonist’s hand, tapping on the table with a blank piece of paper. Camera view slowly gravitates to his face, a possible digital drawing overlaid on top of a light bulb going off.

Scene 2: The protagonist touches his pen, the pen becomes alive, frightened, skittered to the pencil case as it zips itself up. A classmate gives the protagonist a pencil/pen but when the protagonist touches it, it’s gone, they are bamboozled.

Scene 3: The protagonist looks to the paper, each time he taps on it the words ”give up”  slowly appears in pencil crudely drawn. It ends up being in a long shot with him alone looking around the room.

14/ 10/2015
Scene 1: For our final piece draft we end up doing a close up shot of the hand tapping on the table, a close up shot of the protagonist’s face while he extends his finger. A wide shot of the same thing but his hand extending to the table.  A close up shot of the piece of paper as he touches the pen and it skitters to the pencil case and zip itself up. Then as a transition pose, pan out by taking photos from the paper to the actors by both un-zooming, tripod and position of camera on top of the tripod.

Scene 2: Adam playing as the protagonist and Ryan as the supporting character, passing the   pen to the protagonist. The pen disappears and they both pull a surprised face using large hand gestures.  The camera pans out by taking photos from the actors to the piece of paper.

Scene 3: A close up shot of the protagonist’s hand tapping on to the table. Each time he taps on the paper the words “GIVE UP” crudely drawn in pencil appears. Long shot of the most of the room, with the supporting character gone and it’s only the protagonist looking around in the room and finds out he’s alone in the room.

To shoot the pixilation it took longer than expected because:
1) Taking time to  wait to collect equipment and  to wait for the battery  to charge
2)  Wasn’t able to change the automatic 3 second timer that was on the  camera.

Because of the issue of the battery being flat and having to charge it: taking the camera off the tripod, what makes the placement of tripod in the different spot because have to move it so can go charge it in the other side of the room,  the “ actors” Adam Cox and Ryan Belshaw coming out of their shots positions. When it was time to reuse the camera after charging it, there was the issue of trying to get everything in the right spot, and framing it up from the last shot.  For most of the shots we end up re-shooting it.

In the future, if we was going to book equipment, for instance shooting it in the morning, to book the equipment the day before and make sure the battery is fully charged before shooting it as well as read instructions of the camera beforehand so won’t be wasting time to charge/  figure out the  functions.

For the shooting of the draft pixilation piece video:

Adam played as the main character Ryan Belshaw played as a supporting character, the character that was supposed to be the “girl” in the story, but we improvised and now it’s a him because he was the only person we was able to recruit to take part. I shot the photos and made sure everyone was in frame as well as moved the inanimate objects.

16/ 10/ 2015
I decided to do batch processing to the photos shot for the animation, so it would save time to only do it to one of the photos for then Photoshop to do the rest after the recorded action. This also reduced human error for example inputting the wrong values to resize the images as well as to make sure all the photos to be the consistent brightness and contrast.

Speaking of human error, got confused and misread the brief and for my first attempt I changed the “image size” to 1920 x 1080 pixels for the photos that go into the video. Later on redid the images to the dimensions outlined in the brief “1280 x 720” In the future I need to look at the brief more carefully,  to make sure that I’ve done the project correctly first time round which would also save time in the long run.

Noticed a black dot in the photos and the brightness of the photos have been edited too high. In the future when taking the photos, need to make sure the lens are clean by using a cloth and   solution to carefully clean it.  I need to bring the brightness down in the video.

Showed a viewer the video, they thought the video was “confusing because it doesn’t have a story to it”

18/ 10/ 2015
Re-edited the video.

Showed a viewer the video they mentioned that the sound effects was cheesy but they liked the rockslide sound effect for the paper scenes.

References

Koenig, Mike. ‘Common Tern Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘Dropped Wooden Floor Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’. Soundbible.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 16 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘Indian Bell Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘Lock In Load M4 Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘River Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 16 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘Rockslide Small Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘Rope Swinging Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

Koenig, Mike. ‘UFO Landing Sounds | Effects | Sound Bites | Sound Clips From Soundbible.Com’.Soundbible.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

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