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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Thought of Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Well.. I'm not gonna explain alot of details about basic information for this software. Pretty much you all can google by yourself ya. Hehe. Basically it is a video editing software from Adobe.

Instead! Today, I just want to share my experience in using it.

First of all, your laptop need to have at least 4GB RAM to run this. Huhuhu. Thank God I just bought a new laptop for this purpose. Hahaha. But still, quite heavy tho.

Anyway for video project, we got to learn about editing the green screen yeay! Such an interesting topic. There are a lot of tutorial in You Tube too. 

Personally for me, it was an easy software to learn. It just that it kinda lack of effect. Maybe because it need to be use together with Adobe After Effect ? The effect inside the software was not much.. But i personally love the transition effect they have. Looks professional and simple too.

This software is a powerful tool in video editing. As we can manipulate a lot with our video. I enjoyed deleting the background and replace it with different kind of background for videos while exploring. Plus, we can manipulate the audio too. We can adjust when to fade in and fade out. When do we want the background music to be slow and allow the subject audio to be louder. Editing video is so much easier with Adobe Premiere Pro.

The timeline also quite easy to understand. Layer by layer indicate last layer will be the background.

Overall, I love it. I used to produced a video for my church last Christmas. And have positive comments from my church leaders. It enable me to produce a clean,simple and nice professional video look. But for more effects I guess I need to use Adobe Effect or just use Filmora just like what I did in my video assignment for more contemporary look. Hehe.

Here is the video produced by me for Christmas 2016 ^^

Video Assignment : Cut Shot Techniques

Here is the video produced.  Ala-ala Music Video gtuu ~~

Special thanks to : Velantina and Jacline
Camera : Oppo A37
Editing Software : Filmora
Venue : PTPTN Johor

Video Technology Production Project

In this project, we decide to make a video with a concept of Interview Behind the Scene. Where we interview the actors about their student's life in UTM.

Along the way of producing this video, I learnt alot.

First of all, in term of handling camera video. Different video camera have different way to set up and handling too. There is one moment where we set up the video frame wrongly. Thank God we realized it earlier and countermeasure have been taken. And there are no effect to video size while editing the video too.

Secondly, I personally applied all the camera shot techniques and angle that we have learnt in class. Well, it is not easy. SO tiring! Hahaha. Especially when trying to do the panning without tripod. My leg need to be stable , adjusting center of gravity some more.  I have the chance to use some advanced camera shot for me such as rack focus. This technique can be achieved when shooting by controlling the focus button manually. We can set the focus to blur first toward second subject then we can control the focus to our next subject so it make the other subject blur. Let me show you one example from our video screen capture.

Thirdly, planning! A storyboard will do. We use a storyboard.com to create our storyboard which is really helpful. We only need to drag and drop the character and icon that we need inside the template. By referring to this storyboard, shooting was easier. We always come back to our storyboard when we seems to lost direction. This storyboard also help us in editing process too. It was so much easier to edit the flow of our video when we have storyboard. We know what we should do for next to keep the continuity of the video. Planning the shooting with actors also quite challenging since all have their own commitment but I thanked God all went well and smooth despite all the challenges we faced. Hehe.

Oh ya, there was one time where we scheduled a shooting on Friday evening in UTM Stadium and suddenly it's raining heavily. Thank God the rain was not that long and we awere able to proceed with the shooting later on. But, the actors need to be extra careful when we shoot the running part since the stadium track was quite slippery that time.

I can say that while producing this video, I really learnt alot. It was such a sweet memories for me. Throughout this process also, it teach me to be flexible. Flexible with time and changes if needed. It's not easy to produce a video. This video project that we made is only 7 minutes and 20 seconds but the process to shoot and edit takes forever. 

Hereby I would like to give thanks to my team mates. Cikgu Fadzil, Cikgu Fadillah and Kak Siti Khadijah. I have a great time working with these wonderful people. We were able to complement each other with knowledge and skills that we have and we made a great team. Thanks to Dr Jamal too for his knowledge sharing in class. It really helps us alot along the way.

Not to forget the actors involved. Since I am the casting director, I really thank God for my church members that were willing to spend their precious time to be involved in this project. Without them, this video project might be lacking of something.  Special thanks to Velantina, Jacline, Augeny, Joel, Alvin and Walthy as they were willing spend their Friday evening by running in UTM Stadium that was slippery. Great is your reward in Heaven guys!

So here is the video project by VIFF Production. Yeah, there might be a lacking here and there but we were proud to present our project as we have done our BEST! Next semester will join the video competition by SPS. Hehe! 



We need to compose a shot rather than just pointing the camera at the subject
The Language of Video Expression 

  • Image (Frame) •An Image (Frame) is much like a Single Word 
  • Shot •A Shot is like a Complete Sentence 
  • Scene •A Scene is like a Paragraph 
  • Sequence •A Sequence is like a Chapter
So what is composition ?

 Composition is the visual organization of the objects in a defined area
Well-framed shots are essential to basic filming. We should arrange our subject on the screen so that your shot is well balanced and pleasing to the eye. 

Composition determines what the viewer should pay attention to in the frame.

Good Composition? 
  • Obeying the “Rule of Thirds” 
  • Playing with Framing, Leading Lines, Pattern, Depth/Layer 
  • Proper Amount of Head Room, Lead Room, Motion Space 
  • Avoid Distracting Object, Background (Minimalism)

Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. So try your best to compose a great shot in video production too!

Cut Away,Sequence and Transition

These elements are invaluable in editing element as we want to enrich our contents.

1) Cut Away Shot

  • A cutaway shot is usually : •a related shot to the main action and also.. •a shot of something other than the subject and away from the main scene. 
  • It is usually followed by a cut back to the first shot and is useful for avoiding a jump cut when editing down a section of dialogue, or editing together two separate takes. 
  • It also allow you to transition to new material. 

2) Cut In Shot
  • Similar to cut away but shows a close up shot of something visible in the main scene.

3) Jump Cut
  • For most of film history, the jump cut was seen as a mistake and was something to be avoided. 
  • Today the jump cut has taken its place as just one of the many tools we use to tell a story. Mostly use in music video.

4) Match Cut

  • Carry over visual or audio elements from one shot to the next to make the edit nearly invisible.
There are three types of match cuts : 
  • graphical match cut (which uses a visual element in one shot and carries over that element to the next shot) 
  • match on action cut (in which the movement of a character or object is carried over from one shot to the next). 
  • sound bridge match cut (where an audio or sound element is used from one shot and carried over in the next shot)

Overall this kind of technique can be achieved while editing. Editor and cameraman should have a clear direction on what they want to accomplish with directors guidance too.