A preview of my next project

This is a 38-second preview of a music video I shot 1.5 months ago, and it should be completed in December, after we do some necessary re-shoots. The Bay Area artist is Andy Kong, the song is called “Accidental Love Song”, and it’s part of his newly released album “This Beautiful World“.

It was shot with a naked Canon HV20 (just an ND filter was used). The specific “band” scenes you see here were shot in PF24 (at 1/48), but the rest of the video actually has cut-scenes of a little background story we put together. The cut-scenes were shot in 60i, interpolated to 60p, and then slowed-down to 24p (2.5 times).

Edited with Sony Vegas Pro 9, Cineform removed pulldown to 24p, and the following plugins were used: AAV ColorLab, Color Corrector, and a custom Magic Bullet template.

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Durban wrote on November 19th, 2009 at 3:47 AM PST:

I like it.. “although” I think I once read in one of your posts (I’m not sure if it was one of yours but I think it may have been) that in modern video/cinema the camera is in constant movement, (as if hand held) and never static. In this example, I see you have opted to keep the camera fixed for most of the time… What do you thing about this?


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Eugenia wrote on November 19th, 2009 at 1:50 PM PST:

Yes, but this is mostly true for movies, where shots usually last more than 8 seconds. On music videos you change the shot every 1-4 seconds, so the need is much lesser. There’s enough change in the scenery to not add the confusion of additional movement too.

Besides, the cut-scenes (not shown on the preview above) were shot with a shoulder rest instead of a tripod, so there’s some free movement on the camera there.


Dakkar wrote on November 19th, 2009 at 7:57 PM PST:

Somehow the zoom in at around 18-20 seconds mark seems awkward to me…

Please consider this positive feedback!


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Eugenia wrote on November 19th, 2009 at 8:27 PM PST:

Yes, I was thinking about that, I don’t particularly like it either. It might be one of the first things that will go at the final.


Vic wrote on November 20th, 2009 at 1:11 AM PST:

I kinda like the zoom :), it reminds me of musical parts in 70’s movies 😛 Its all way to controlled nowdays. not that I existed during the 70’s but hey. 😀


Carl wrote on November 20th, 2009 at 9:22 AM PST:

Very nice.

When do you use AAV ColorLab compared to when you use Magic Bullet? (Put another way, if you have Magic Bullet, what is AAV ColorLab used for?).

Thanks!


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Eugenia wrote on November 20th, 2009 at 1:12 PM PST:

AAV ColorLab, just like its predecessor Avv6cc, can increase or change a specific color without changing the rest of the colors. It does it in a better way that the Secondary Color Corrector does, and Magic Bullet doesn’t have such function at all. I just wish AAV ColorLab was less buggy.


jim wrote on November 24th, 2009 at 11:31 AM PST:

I liked that the background color indoors and outdoors was nearly the same and thought that very clever. Being a musician, it was obvious the keyboard player close up was not playing what was on the sound track, but remember few people will know the difference, but it was a minor disconnect for me. I look forward to seeing the finished peice and thin it wonderful the band is so young


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