Category Archives: W17-P5 Image Editing

5 cute things cats do

Honestly, I just wanted to do something fun and laid back. So I thought, why not add another cat video to the internet and make it a project?

My cat  Moe mostly inspired me for this project because he’s always posing for attention at home. He constantly rolls onto his back and tries to act cute. It’s his best defense when he’s in trouble because he knows it’ll diffuse the tension from him. Or maybe not. Maybe he just likes to act adorable all the time.

Although he is cute, filming cats comes with challenges. You can’t really tell them what to do on camera like people or give them a script. I just followed Moe around the house and hoped for the best. I was able to work with him on getting an eating shot because all I had to was give him a can of cat food for it to work.

That’s is always one way to a cats heart. Food.

Overall, I just wanted to make an easygoing toned video.I think the music really helped set the mood along with my lazy cat. One thing I do wish is for some shots to be sharper. Definitely next time.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed the video.

P.s; if you ever want to book Moe for a performance, just let me know.

 


W17-P5 Image Editing by Evan Curby

I just want start out by thanking my friends Martin King and Noah Gutierrez for helping me out with this project. They did a wonderful job acting out the scenes and inputting some funny concepts which I decided to add to this short.

Initially when I started this I was struggling immensely to come up with ideas. I had all these grand concepts, but no idea of how I would be actually able to implement any of them. After struggling and getting nowhere, I decided to keep it simple and stick with what I already know.

I am infatuated with the sport of hockey. I have always been ever since I was a little kid. Everything about it, from the physical act of playing it, all the way down to its culture. With it being a sport with most of it’s players being from Canada, it’s lingo is one that is truly unique. I decided to go with the five most common hockey terms that I could think of with definition. I also wanted to provide a scenario with each word to give the viewer a full idea of how they are used.

I filmed at the Rink Exchange off of 13th street. The sets included the locker room, outside the glass of the rink itself, and the parking lot. I wanted to arrange them to tell a story of the players first arriving, to playing in a game, to leaving after the game and getting ready to head home.

I filmed on a Canon EOS Rebel t5i. I also recorded the audio on the T5i as well. A few concerns I had was the audio recorded through the camera itself was going to be of poor quality and would either peak constantly or be too quiet itself. I was also worried that the initial ambient sounds of the rink itself would over power the sounds of both my actors. We actually had to wait to film the locker room scene because the Zamboni room is connected to the side of it. When we first started filming it the Zamboni came back off the ice and was making an incredibly loud and annoying sound, which lead to laughs amongst us due to the inconvenient timing.

While editing the film to my surprise, the audio turned out alright from the t5i. There is a bit of ambient noise but all of the lines projected over it perfectly fine in my own opinion. The editing process itself was much simpler than I first anticipated. Being my first time ever doing video editing I was in panic mode. Luckily Adobe Premiere was a pretty smooth program to learn. I would have liked to have used Kernkraft 400’s Zombie Nation as the in between scene music since it is pretty much the hockey anthem, but I had to settle for some free generic rock music instead due to copyright laws.

Overall this was probably the most fun I have had doing a project in this class, and I hope you enjoy it.


W17-P5 Image Editing by Evan Curby

I just want start out by thanking my friends Martin King and Noah Gutierrez for helping me out with this project. They did a wonderful job acting out the scenes and inputting some funny concepts which I decided to add to this short.

Initially when I started this I was struggling immensely to come up with ideas. I had all these grand concepts, but no idea of how I would be actually able to implement any of them. After struggling and getting nowhere, I decided to keep it simple and stick with what I already know.

I am infatuated with the sport of hockey. I have always been ever since I was a little kid. Everything about it, from the physical act of playing it, all the way down to its culture. With it being a sport with most of it’s players being from Canada, it’s lingo is one that is truly unique. I decided to go with the five most common hockey terms that I could think of with definition. I also wanted to provide a scenario with each word to give the viewer a full idea of how they are used.

I filmed at the Rink Exchange off of 13th street. The sets included the locker room, outside the glass of the rink itself, and the parking lot. I wanted to arrange them to tell a story of the players first arriving, to playing in a game, to leaving after the game and getting ready to head home.

I filmed on a Canon EOS Rebel t5i. I also recorded the audio on the T5i as well. A few concerns I had was the audio recorded through the camera itself was going to be of poor quality and would either peak constantly or be too quiet itself. I was also worried that the initial ambient sounds of the rink itself would over power the sounds of both my actors. We actually had to wait to film the locker room scene because the Zamboni room is connected to the side of it. When we first started filming it the Zamboni came back off the ice and was making an incredibly loud and annoying sound, which lead to laughs amongst us due to the inconvenient timing.

While editing the film to my surprise, the audio turned out alright from the t5i. There is a bit of ambient noise but all of the lines projected over it perfectly fine in my own opinion. The editing process itself was much simpler than I first anticipated. Being my first time ever doing video editing I was in panic mode. Luckily Adobe Premiere was a pretty smooth program to learn. I would have liked to have used Kernkraft 400’s Zombie Nation as the in between scene music since it is pretty much the hockey anthem, but I had to settle for some free generic rock music instead due to copyright laws.

Overall this was probably the most fun I have had doing a project in this class, and I hope you enjoy it.


Eat Your Greens

When set this assignment the first thing that came into my head when thinking about 5 was 5-a-day which may speak to the power of advertising but I decided to run with it. I had had a notion in the back of my head to try some sort of stop motion for a while so I figured this was as good a chance as any. Plan A was going to be claymation but then my modeling clay fruit and veg didn’t want to stay upright so it was back to the drawing board and a quick trip to Albertsons to get some actual fruit and veg!

veggies

Poor fruit and veggies, denied their time in the limelight.

After I took all the photos I started thinking about what else I wanted and got to thinking about the Baz Luhrmann song (Everybody’s Free) to Wear Sunscreen and wanted to go for a similar vibe of having the somewhat techno music overlaid with facts about why you should eat five a day. I managed to find on the internet a list of 5 five a day facts and then since I didn’t much want to have to listen to my own voice again I outsourced the audio to some friends at which point I decided to continue the 5 theme and get 5 different accents reading my 5 facts.

Once I had all my bits recorded it was time to put it all together along with background music from the free music archive. Having never used Premiere before it was a bit of a learning curve and in order to get the look and sound of what I wanted I ended up assembling the stop motion in a different program and inserting the resulting video clip into Premiere then editing my audio in Audacity before adding that the premiere. With all my bits in place I could then play around and add titles and effects until I got something I was reasonably happy with.

I don’t think this is a perfect piece, far from it. One of the problems with getting audio recordings from people on the other side of the country/planet is that I was relying on them to record the audio so the quality isn’t quite what it could be. I also spent a lot of time playing with how I wanted to use the audio, originally I had everyone reading all 5 facts and just staggered but that just sounded messy.

Hopefully it’s at least moderately entertaining and if you are wondering who that odd guy at the end is go watch this and get an insight into what passed for children’s entertainment in the UK in the 1980s…