Friday, May 6, 2011

Social Video Revisted

Above is the link to my social video about Bon Pastor. This time the interview with my professor is included. I apologize for poor sound quality.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Social Video: Bon Pastor

Click this link to see my Social Video

Again, my file was too large to embed. This is my first version of the video. When I receive all of my files, I will make a second version which will include an interview.

Personal Experience Video: Barcelona and Beyond

Click this link to see the video.

I apologize for not embedding the video into my blog. Unfortunately, the file was too big to upload, no matter what.

I hope you enjoy this one as well. It is very different than my professional video, plus, you get to see my face (what could bring more joy?).

A few hours more, and we'll soon have my social issue up and loaded!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Professional Video: Public Space

I hope you enjoyed or at least learned something about public space and it's importance to the city. Architects are currently starting to reintegrate the former values of Barcelona.

Stay tuned for more videos!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maybe a little late, but maybe a little helpful.

Professor Randy Nichols suggested that I share with you my first iteration of storyboards, so here they are!

Numero Uno: Personal Experience in host country (Spain)

Numero Dos: Professional Video (pertaining to Architecture)

Numero Tres: Social Issue in host country

I basically worked with an outline, then added a few images and descriptions of how I want to move from each scene to the next. The style of each outline "graphics" is the feeling I aim to convey for each video. It's not to detailed because I want to leave some wiggle room for how I transition, which images will be included/excluded, etc...but they will still act as a guide for how I construct each of my works!

PS: I apologize if the images are small...I tried to make them appear larger than they actually are on the blog!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sound & Interview & my "Progress"

Well, let me begin by saying that my progress concerning the projects is limited to many, many minutes of B-roll video content, and a lot of thinking. I have been thinking a lot, and those thoughts are starting to form mental storyboard that will eventually make there way onto paper.

As I was thinking about the personal video, and I've limited my theme for the video to be about getting around the cities and internationally without a car. I will use the rule of thirds often to frame scenes around the cities, metro stops, airplane terminals, etc. If I include short interviews with friends about travel, I will use the advice from the videos in the lectures (for instance: diffuse glow lighting, nose room, watching out for hands, and not cutting off the chin). I am actually kind of excited to interview/feature people in my projects, just for the fun of frame composition. Hopefully I will not have to add too many sound effects and be able to use the ambient sounds of the city. I plan on having a montage of travel mediums, and in that case I'll have to do some searching for the right-paced song.

I have a lot of work to do, but it's going to be excited to finish!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tropos of Videography

For this delayed assignment, I'll bestow a nugget of awesome videography upon thee. It's an action-packed Swiss Alps thrill ride! Enjoy.

*Credits to Freeplay Music, for the song titled "Turning Point".*

So, I might have lied a little bit. It's not action-packed, per say. It's got a few scraggily bits of adventure though. To make this composition of small shots convey the initial sense of waiting and boredom, and then the out-of-nowhere fun in the mountains, a lot of exclusion had to occur. While it was important to include everything awesome, like the landscape, helicopter, and my rented skis, this video would lose its effect if I had either cut the clips shorter or left them too long.

Let's bullet point the big Tropos questions:
What? It's a vacation in the Swiss Alps.
When? During a bright, sunny day--the best conditions for a day on the slopes.
Where? The expanse mountain landscape.
Why? To excite, entertain, and inspire!