Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ke - Effects Added

Final Version: Effects Added...

Ke - Original

This is the final edit of Ke. Thanks to Fuad for letting me use his music.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ke - First Edition

I am not touching that camera again! All the required footage is at hand. This is the first edit of the full animation. I will need to add credits and perhaps play with transitions and effects some more.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Sun Going Down

"There is no light ... I live in darkness." Sunsets make me sad, and I couldn't imagine a better visual parallel to the lyrics.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Lady in the Painting

The last scene of the animation: the man caresses the painting of the lady. The camera pans across, and on the other side of the wall, the lady touches back.

Learned two useful things on Premiere working on this scene: to manipulate the shape of the opacity curve, and to adjust color channels on clips. It is a relief to have more than half of the movie done finally!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

This shot zooms in and rotates across the living room. Moving the camera has been a challenge in this project: even the tiniest camera move between frames is magnified and looks awfully shaky in the movie. The movie would have been a lot smoother if I used a video camera for plain camera pans and zooms; but they would not match the clips where the dolls themselves move using stop-motion.

At 30 fps (frames per second), the movement was extremely jerky. By stretching the movie clip to almost double its length, the motion became slower, and a lot less jarring to the eye. The color saturation of this clip is comparatively higher than the rest of the clips, but I left it as is for now. Once I arrange all the clips sequentially, I will see how the clips relate to each other before editing.

Although the room is very blurry in the clip, I spent a lot of time planning out the layout and decorations, and couldn't resist showing off this still photo from the set!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Window Long Shot Loop

This is a looped video clip of a long shot of the window. I was trying to mimic candle-light flicker on these shots. The problem was, the table lamp gave off a constant and steady light. Solution: I used a real candle inside the room, behind the left wall, so that in every frame, the lighting was different, creating a flicker effect.

I am thinking of using a snow effect composited on this clip.