After looking at and considering a wide range of music videos, my group finally settled on ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay to swede. I have talked about the planning of the video in another post. Editing went well. We slowed the footage down like we said we would to 80% speed. We then just adjusted it slightly to match it up my lip-synching and the song. We were pleased with the results, it looked dramatic like the original, walking in slow-motion. We did notice ours was more shaky than the original, but with our limited experience we were pleased nonetheless. Possibly to make it steadier we would need to zoom out fully and just get closer to what we’re filming.
We made two other adjustments to make it look more like the original. One was that we horizontally flipped the video, as we realised we were walking the other way down the beach to the original. The other was that we made the video darker, gradually getting lighter. This took some time to make look seamless, but we thought was worth it in the end.
I think we all learnt a lot through this process, about filming (on particular locations, walking backwards with a handheld cam), about editing, (the process of filming with the song sped up, then slowing the footage so some parts are slow-mo, and others in ‘normal’ seed), and music videos in general (the complications, having to know the song, about timing, and about lip-synching). It was a very enjoyable task, and I am pleased with my group and our finished product.