I haven’t utilized the colour correcting effects in Premier previously so I decided to trial it with videos that contain close ups of people wearing bright colours. My reasoning here was to be able to clearly see the modifications that I was making as well as to visibly see how the effect manipulates bold colours and skin tones.
In transition a) I played around with the brightness to dull down the brightness of the blue clothing. I did simply through the brightness option found within the colour correction effect. I think the final product is a lot softer on the eye than the original and the contrast in colours is less significant, making it a more appealing image.
Original video a)
Edited video a
In transition b), I worked with the three-way colour corrector, which I was probably way out of my depths with. I figured that for a viewer the brightness of the red in the original video might take away from the content. The final image isn’t particularly pleasing however I wanted to soften the brightness and contrast again but experimented with different features such as the ‘tonal range’ and ‘definition’ modification options. Notably, I wouldn’t use the changes I made on this video for anything further however it was a good experiment with the editing options.
Original video a
Edited video b
As a part of the last analysis/ reflection for Film-TV 2, I have been asked to discuss what I have gained from this course and if it has lived up to my expectations. Firstly, I have gained a lot throughout this semester from various elements of the documentary film-making process. It has been a strong learning experience, particularly with the subject topic that we decided to explore. The two documentary segments that we have produced investigates how immigrants assimilate to their new life in Australia, what challenges they might come across and what can assist them to adapt within their new society. With investigating the subject topic at hand, the team faced challenges with interviewing the documentary participants and presenting information. However, it was a good learning curve into how to consider and deal with sensitive topics. Additionally, I gained a lot based on the subject topic that we investigated as I have had a strong desire to explore the topic for a while and it provided me with a great deal of insight.
In regards to the technical process, I have also gained insight into what I would do next time and how to approach certain technical elements. Importantly, when making another documentary I would use two cameras instead of one to allow for the team to capture a more diverse range of footage inclusive of various camera angles and cut away shots. The importance of gaining a varied range of footage was evident in the editing process when we had limited stylistic options.
Overall, I have highly enjoyed the course that has enabled me with the support and base knowledge to produce documentaries. Furthermore, I am ambitious to continue practicing documentary film-making and am looking forward to making my next piece.