We mainly created our text in pre-production by selecting an effect on the camera before filming. The shots were cut and edited afterwards by using ‘Adobe Premiere pro’ and ‘Photoshop’ and then placed in certain places according to the lyrics.
• How much did you manipulate sync sound or create new sound for your text? What effect did that have on your text?
We only used the mp3 of our chosen song ‘Girl with one eye’ by Florence and the Machine which was about 3mins 55secs. We edited the volume obviously to suit the film clips as certain parts needed emphasis. It had a good effect simply using the original song and we were impressed with our edited footage so far.
• How much of your footage ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (unused) and why?
There were a few shots we couldn’t use as our protagonists weren’t focused enough such as laughing when not meant to. Also, fight scenes which weren’t successful or merely just practises were left on the cutting room floor as we couldn’t do anything with them. However, they were good to use for blogging our progress.
• What technologies did you use to modify your raw material? How did this change the meaning of your work?
Adobe premiere pro was useful in putting all successful pieces of our footage together and made the meaning of our video become more prominant.