So we finally got a video out. Check it below.
This was an idea intended to give us a learning experience – something simple with some basic effects. Managed to film the original shoot in under a couple of hours. The majority of the time came after the fact, figuring things out and learning new programs and such.
Introduction to various techniques: Motion tracking, masking, rotoscoping. First time using After Effects, but it turns out the tutorials on YouTube are pretty easy to follow. I ended up playing around with it mostly for the less important text parts.
Cheesy music is harder to make than it seems, maybe I’ll try to find some license free music in the future.
Get an external mic – it’s a nightmare to try and fix audio after the fact, when you realize that wind has completely ruined your live recording.
Film better – a number of our shots are out of focus. Although it’s a little hard to tell when filming.
Film extra, extend the shots a bit to have more room to play with when editing, especially when cutting voice to sound natural in a conversation.
This video wasn’t intended to be perfect, but it’s a good starting point for what we come out with next.