This week I finished up most of the shooting and started editing. I found the edit to be more intense than I expected with a need for extra stylization in After Effects. I used Photoshop, Premiere, and AE for the edit. I am going to need more time for the edit due to heavy graphics. But, on the upside, the Roadkill Story is shaping up nicely. Hopefully, I can post some of the videos for you guys to check out by the end of next week.
I also designed releases for the persons/places in the videos (personal releases and location releases). The big change in the release from other releases is I made sure to note the Creative Commons licenses we are working under. I will make these available to all.
I’ve worked on tweaking and building creative timelapses for each video. In order to do this easily on my camera (Canon T3i) I had to update and change the firmware. The “upgrade” is called Magic Lantern and adds all sorts of functions to the camera in both photo and video modes. It’s also free and easy to do if you follow youtube “how to” videos: http://www.magiclantern.fm
I used the movie Amelie as inspiration for my first short. If you aren’t familiar with the movie – check it out! Here’s a link to the open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOgJgQrdxsY
Also, I used some nice freeware to transform my photos into a timelapse video. It works great. If you are interested: http://download.cnet.com/TIme-Lapse-Assembler/3000-2194_4-75176778.html TIme-Lapse Assembler for MAC (*similar programs available free for Windows as well)