step 2: Video Footage Recording
Our next step was to record our main footage that consisted of our talking head Elnaz and some B roll shots that we planned on indoor. This was the most important part of the project since the majority of the project was represented by this step. Also, the project had to be at least 2 minutes long so we had to make sure we record enough footage to go alongside the B rolls.
While the storyboard we had created before certainly made this process a lot easier, we still had the challenges of making these recordings with the limited equipment we had. It was quite challenging to record proper audio since we were recording the footage just in my living room which had quite a bit of reverb as well as background noises such as the heater.
Nevertheless, we had our model Elnaz practice her lines while I and Brad took care of lighting, composition, audio, and video before we started the recording and after 5 hours we had recorded quite a bit of footage recorded including A roll and B rolls.
step 3: Video Footage Edit and Music
After successfully tracing the objects it was time to start adding colors and gradients. The challenge here was to re-create their colors in the most accurate way possible.
With that, I started to color the base of the objects, applied gradients to re-create reflections or depth, contour, and shadows that give these objects the realistic look and feel.
This wasn’t as challenging as creating these objects was but rather time-consuming because there was a lot of trial and error involved.
final step: Sound Edit/Mixing and Finalization
Our last step was to put everything together and make adjustments to the overall sound and video. This included adjustments to reducing background noise, consistent volume, filters, and more.
This step was quite challenging due to the initial sound recordings we had with our equipment and environment but with some feedback from our teacher, we were able to get the best out of what we had and work with it.
Finally, we made some adjustments to the overall look and feel of the video, made adjustments to meet the project’s requirement and introduced a simple logo for our fictional company, and incorporated it into our final edit before handing it in.