This semester I decided to explore the way video, alongside audio can depict the inspirational moments of a person’s life.
I originally had 4 possible subjects in mind and after halving that number, I interviewed 2 in order to see who fit my criteria better. I din’t have any strict criteria per say, but I wanted someone who was from a different country and had something they were passionate about, and something that reflected who they were.
Pablo Quintero and Amadu Koroma were the 2 people I interviewed and did a test shoot with and can be seen below.
Pablo is from Colombia and is very passionate about life, in particular soccer.
And Amadu is a personal trainer who is also extremely passionate about life and opportunity and plays semi-professional soccer.
I ran into a few problems with the test shoot with Amadu because it was the first time I had really filmed something like this. We filmed the test in his normal gym in his normal clothes and just used the normal gym lights.
I was really excited to film the actual shoot and planned for the location to be in an abandoned warehouse in Spotswood, the audio to be recorded separately with foley and a brief script to be written to ensure we have a really interesting story to tell.
Unfortunately because Amadu lived quite far away from me, and that it was hard to find a time that worked for both of us, the shoot kept getting delayed. I take full responsibility for this, and I now know how important it is to just go out and shoot things and not overthink them.
Taking the knowledge I acquired into the last minute film I shot of Pablo, I ensured that no matter what happened, I would have something to present. This attitude was necessary in order for me to complete PB5 in order to pass Film 3 but also a good habit to have in an industry sense where a client would be waiting for you to produce something by a deadline.
The video I will present is my fully edited video of Pablo playing soccer with an overlay of audio which I recorded separately.
The video was recorded on my Nikon 5200 DSLR and the audio was recorded off my phone. Next time I will use a proper video camera to film on and borrow a proper boom mic from RMIT.
Overall I am happy enough with what I have done, but feel like I have learnt a lot throughout the course from Paul, but also other students in the class.