comme des enfants

Toying around with the idea of video portraits. Might attempt this again with some more interesting footage when I have time.

  • Mike Seliske 6y

    I REALLY like that idea. I am impressed with how much i enjoyed that.

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    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "University of Waterloo Photography Club". (?)
  • Jon PRO 6y

    I think you did a good job of capturing Chris and jay, Those stood out as capturing something about them.

    I like the colors you're getting for some of these clips. Is this out of camera, or are you doing some color grading?
  • Jim Wallace 6y

    For the record, Aa-Ron danced like that for at least 30 minutes last meet.
  • Wen Zhang 6y

    lytfyre gets a gold star for using the term "color grading". Yes, most of my latest videos have had colour corrections applied. Since the camera doesn't shoot RAW video, it takes a bit of finessing with the settings to make a video with maximum flexibility in post.
  • Jay Shirtliff 6y

    Cool. I don't even remember you standing nearby pointing your camera that day. Very candid. I like it.

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    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Wen Zhang 6y

    That's cuz I'm a ninja.
  • Jon PRO 6y

    would you mind outlining your workflow for video a bit?

    I was playing around a bit with Eyeon Fusion at work ( I'm doing a co-op at a Feature animation company) and was impressed by the power of some of these tools.

    It somewhat occurred that it might be advantageous to start using a tool that can handle both video and stills manipulation. I also like the idea of completely non-linear workflows.
  • Wen Zhang 6y

    As requested, a brief outline of my video workflow. The tools I'm currently using are: Adobe Premiere CS4, Adobe After Effects CS4, and Magic Bullet Looks.

    1. Drop my clips into Premiere and make my edit and sound mix. I need to jump through some hoops to be able to edit the 1080p clips in real time, but that's another discussion altogether.

    2. After I'm satisfied with my edit, I convert the sequence into an After Effects composition. Because Adobe products play nicely with each other, each of my clips becomes a separate layer in AE, and basic transitions (i.e. cross-dissolves) are also imported.

    3. I try to colour-correct for consistency between clips, as well as the overall tone/colour of the entire sequence. One of the major failings of AE is that it lacks a 3-way color corrector interface. I used to use a user script, but these days, I use a plugin called Magic Bullet Looks.

    4. In AE, I can also add text overlays, fancy transitions, and other animations. I can also create animated masks for my colour corrections if need be.

    6. Export the sequence from Premiere. Thanks to the magic of Dynamic Link, I don't need to render the AE sequence as a separate step.

    As a side note, Photoshop can be used to edit video in a very similar fashion to After Effects. The main difference is that you can't animate using keypoints in PS (as far as I know).

    If anyone is interested in more details, or would like to share their own video expertise, I can start a discussion thread on this subject.
  • Jackie Chow 6y

    love the song
    awesome vid
  • Rahim Pardhan 6y

    bah you gotta stop doing this! I wish I had video capabilities :(
  • aych-eff 6y

    coeur de pirate!!!

    I didn't notice being videotaped...kinda scary but then I also have some video footage of the club. Is this going to turn into a photo/video club now? :P
  • Wen Zhang 6y

    @aych-eff:
    I wasn't the one who tagged you, since I don't know who you are IRL. Where do you appear in this video?

    I think it'd be cool to see some more videos from the club members, although I don't think the club would be doing any video sessions any time soon. :P
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