Thats right everyone, you read correctly, the time has come in my young worrying life that i can physically operate a green screen and edit the footage into a video! I never thought the day would come to be honest with you. I thought that you had to be on of those “have done 5 internships in film editing already and its only my second year” type of students, but apparently not! However ill get to this triumphant fact later on in this post. So this week has been the last, before i fly away to kiwi land for a short period of time. Therefore it has been the last week of my involvement in the seminar preparation. I’m quite sad to leave the project at such a crucial stage, however i feel as though i crammed as much contribution as i possibly could in my last few days left in Australia. OK! Lets rumble. So here is a wrap up of the hectic but productive week that has past:
So this weeks meeting was productive but also a little disappointing due to unforeseen circumstances . Unfortunately i didn’t exactly receive a positive response from Sharon, she is overseas on the date the seminar would be on so we cant use her as one of our 3 industry professionals. Max Conroy suggested he knew a few possible candidates that he could get in contact with this week, so I’m hoping the best for the group. Heres the email of Sharon’s response:
The positive side to the meeting is we totally locked in David Delmenico as the host, have 2 locked in industry guests and are starting to develop a structure and run sheet. I assisted Regina and Will in creating a basic draft rundown of the seminar and order of the guest appearances . It needs a lot of tweaking to do however i think its definitely a start to something AWESOME.
Okay and now to the epic part of the post; the part where i achieved green screen knowledge! So Miguel, Jenny and i finally finalised the clips we thought would be the the most humorous, appropriate and iconic to go in the promo video, I downloaded and converted them to MP4 on clip converter and then we all shot the footage for the green-screen. It was generally a really successful day, Miguel figured the lighting out for the green-screen immaculately, which as i learned, is the most vital component in achieving a realistic green-screen edit. Jenny and i directed David and helped with the shot set up of each TV scene David was getting magically ‘clicked’ into. In order for it to be realistic in the final product we had to ensure that the camera angling had to match the style and continuity of the scene we were emulating.
We also had a pretty successful time down in the dreaded DUNGEONS OF DEATH! AKA the editing suites, even though it was treacherous, it was victorious! The three of us basically knocked over the whole promo vid in the space of the 2 days i had left and Miguel taught Jenny and i how to insert davids body into any backdrop we please using Adobe Premier Pro. SUCSESS! This is a photo of Jenny feeling a little too institutionalised after hours of editing.
Well all in all i feel as though i contributed as much as i possibly could before i left. Although i wont be able to attend the seminar i believe that work required in the production process of a promo video was an adequate amount to say that i have fairly contributed to the outcome of the project. I can only be there to support the rest of the team at this stage posting and sharing the page on Facebook and Instagram, and be there to assist in any more development via correspondence. I wish them all the best in the rest of the ‘remote journey’ to the seminar and i can’t wait to hear how swimingly and flawless it runs.