I want the shot to be of just the peoples legs and the spade, without any faces in (like the photos below). This way, I can shoot the tool being used at this angle and then the continuity will flow better if I then fade to a stock video in the same angle.
I found a reasonable video which may be good to use, the only problem is that they are in jeans which the victorian workers wouldn't have worn but they also aren't digging, just hitting the spade on the ground.
|Screenshot of photos from https://www.shutterstock.com/search/exhume|
I had thought about this before the first shoot day so I was able to position George corrected to where the person in the video was. As I didn't have a definite video by the shoot days, I filmed George using the tool in a number of different angles so I would hopefully find a video in the editing process which would match one of these shots.
Below are a couple of screen shots as to how I have filmed the materials which create the cement. I was very happy with these shots as they are clear and I think are good visuals for the words.
|'fired in a kiln'|
|Screenshot of my edit timeline|
I knew from the beginning that I wanted Katie for my voice over artist as I definitely didn't want to use my own voice. She was happy to help me out and spoke the words very professionally. She had a cold at the voice over recording but she sounded good when I listened to it back so I was happy with the outcome. If Rachel and Steve want it changed then we will do it again and hopefully she will not have a cold and therefore it will be an even better recording.
|Set-up at the voice over recording|
Rough cut feedback
Friday 24th was our rough cut viewing with Rachel and Steve. I had a problem with my audio at the last minute last night so my video was silent, but I read the voice over out so they could hear the words with the moving images.
It was a great learning experience having Rachel and Steve to look at my video and how I was getting on so far and to give their ideas. This was the first time I have had a rough cut viewing of something that will help someone else and their business rather then just a viewing of one of my student projects. It was good to hear what they thought and to give their ideas for me to think about. Their points have given me a couple of ideas which I hope I will be able to pull off for them.