Last Friday morning (9/11/2018) a Fine Art student came up to me asking for my help in editing a project he was set to film the following Monday. I told him I’d talk to the Digital Media class to see if anyone was interested, and in the end me and Ceri decided to help him out.
Me and Ceri met up with Philip this morning so we could start the editing process. It was a very interesting video and was very fun to work on with Ceri. I can’t talk about the concept unfortunately, as Philip would like to keep it confidential, but I can talk about the set up and editing. Their shoot had a set up of three cameras, each with a different angle of course. Some were close-up shots, others were side views of the bath (like the above picture) and the remaining angle was a front view of each actor. Editing together three different cameras and syncing up the audio to them was definitely very cool, and I think sets us up well on our own future projects with DMP.
It was also awesome to get a taste of what being an editor would be like. Philip was sitting behind me and Ceri, directing us on what he wanted. It definitely felt as if we were working with a client, and practising being under that pressure of someone watching everything you’re doing was valubale experience, especially for me as it is something I’ve always been concerned about with editing as I’m not very confident.
It was also interesting to colloborate with someone from a different discipline. It was cool to hear his point of views and ideas concerning the video, and the way he very much had a rhythm for the video. He was counting the length of each clip like a metronome, and then told us he had a background in music. I think it was also equally interesting for him to hear points of views from filmaker’s points of views, and definitely loved our contributions to the video.
Overall, it was a very fun project to work on.