Selfmade Shoot no. 1

March 14th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Today we had our first shoot for Selfmade, and it was a fun experience. It’s been a while since I shot with a team, especially video, so it was refreshing to be out in the field. We managed to test out a few new techniques, and also refresh our memories on how and what to shoot.

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Me, being a test subject for framing and lighting.

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Making sure all is well before we proceed to roll.

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My first time having a slider in a show.

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Azeem (our talent), Irshad (our intern), and I.

Having gone through this shoot, I’m quite excited to edit it. I’m also going to be experimenting a lot with Adobe’s Premiere Pro and After Effects, since that’s the direction the company is heading to in terms of post-production. Very eager, yet at the same time a little bit scared.

But, you never try, you’ll never know.

Listen While You Get What You Get

December 8th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

In the sun, in the sun.
Where the damage is done,
I’m looking forward to the moon tonight.

Gyroscope – Some of the Places I Know

So here are the videos that I’ve spent quite a big chunk of my time doing for my assignments. Oh, and watch in HD, they should be better in HD hahaha :D

They helped me get a HD for the editing module, so I think I did pretty alright.

Can’t Sleep These Days

October 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

But I’ve been sleepwalking to the lake,
And waking up in the water

Chacarera – Jenny and Johnny

Today was Murdoch’s semesterly Multicultural Day, and it was a pretty good event. As usual, we had our own booth, and we sold bihun goreng, sirap, samosa, and jelly. Sold everything, made a tidy profit, so all’s well hey. I wasn’t really playing a big role for the Malaysian booth though, since I was occupied with yet another shoot, this time for Murdoch themselves (apparently).

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I think she’s reaching for her wallet.

Michel and I had to shoot a semi-doco (I’m not too sure how that works, actually. What is a semi-doco?) for them to present in Melbourne (iirc), so yeah. It was fun. We had to interview people, and shoot performances and… stuff. We juggled our tasks, me operating the camera at times, him at others. If I’m on cam, he’s on sound, and vice versa.

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I was interviewed as well, much to my dissatisfaction

Some photos taken are below. Would’ve taken more, but I didn’t have the time nor free hands. And I didn’t bring my camera, because of all the damn things to forget, I forgot to bring the battery charger. Mafaka! Oh, and I was giving Hipstamatic a spin. Been a while since I used it.

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So, this adds another video for me to edit by end of the semester. Whoop-dee-doo! That makes it four videos to edit. Two assignments, and two projects. I should do well, and I’ll be damned if I let myself down with these. I could even land a job if I do good :O

We Learn To Live, We Live To Die

October 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

I asked you to answer but I already know
And can you come back home you already know
You don’t ask because you already know

Nothing Like a Song – Azure Ray

Today (Sunday) was one of the more tiring days I’ve had this semester. I agreed to help a friend from the Reunion Islands to shoot a music-video-thing. I didn’t know I was signing up with the devil. As I’ve stated before, and I’ll state it again, waking up early on Sunday should be a cardinal sin. Didn’t help that last night I was up till quite late doing my assignments, and so today I was woken up by a phone call at 9.30 in the morning, Michel telling me he was outside. Still groggy, I told him to come up and have some coffee first. Still groggy and bleary-eyed, and showing more strength and courage than when Hercules went down to see Hades to get Meg back, I went to shower.

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Michel filming Idriss (musician, subject of the video, awesome hair)

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Idriss trying to get the dog to roll over

So we headed to Freo after I was done, and we promptly began shooting. We managed to snag a P2 camera, and it was nice to shoot with. Falling in love with this camera more and more. I got the chance to play around with shots, something I’ve missed sorely since beginning uni (The dicks here love to organize every single thing, with no amount of creative exploration acknowledged unless you have the proper rank. Fucking elitist twats). So when I had the camera in hand, I went nuts, since I was somewhat given a free reign. I was in the freaking fireplace, with soot falling on my head, I was in the shower, I was everywhere!

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That gaping black hole on the left is the fireplace I was in

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One of the shots that I thought would be pretty awesome

Anyway, it felt good, getting to release some tension and creative-juices I’ve been backlogging in my head for a while. We’ve still got a few more days of shooting left, and I’m looking forward to them. Shouldn’t be interrupting my studies, and I’m down to my last 4 assignments for the semester. Yeaaaaaah!