In the Next Few Slides we will present the construction of the Music
Video such as Adding Effects and Transitions, alongside even
converting and saving the File in Different Formats, So there is ease
in Viewing the Video.
Throughout the Music Video, I had used a Huge Variety of Video Transitions
to Give the Music Video Professional Quality look and most Importantly,
Merge Together the Different Clips and Scene to Create Flow within the
Music Video. In This Specific Screenshot you can see Me inserting ‘Cross
Dissolve’ Video Transition. The Cross Dissolve has a absolutely Beautiful
effect, that Creates Such Flow that its almost impossible not to Comment on
It. I Used it To Merge in to Very Difficult Clips, By This I do Mean two Clips
That Were Quiet Difficult to Merge and needed some Extra Work To Make
them Look Right Together.
Here I am integrating two Clips
from the Chorus, I Tried to Use
A variety of shots and Effects
to Keep the Target Audience
Entertained. I am Also editing
the Size of the Transition.
This Screenshot shows me Inserting a Clip into the Timeline Ready for
Some Editing, With additions Like transitions and Video effects to
match with the Quality and Flow off the Other Clips. Here I am Inserting
one of the Clip from the Hospital Scenes. I first import the Clip in to the
Program, then i click my desired clip and drag onto the Timeline.
Editing With Effect
A Music Video without Effects is Not a Music Video At All, In My opinion, and I should think many With Agree with
Me who have any understanding in Creating and watching Music Videos, That The Effects on the Video is akin to
Clothing, or Just like ‘Pimpin’ out the Video, Giving it Some sunglasses, a few chains and rings, Some Nike Trainers.
To Me , I think that Effects have magic Powers, they Can Change the Atmosphere, The Moods and even in some
cases, where used with Care and Skill, even Change Meaning and Representations of the Whole Clip. In My Music
Video I had Used a Huge Variety of Effects to totally Transform the Movie from a Boring Bunch of Clips into a
Professional Music Video with, Excitement, Emotion and Most essentially, Meaning. In addition to this, I Also think,
that Effects can adjust to the manner people Interpret things and How they are Represented. In this Screenshot
Specifically, The Effect that is being added and attuned is ‘Light Rays’ Which gives a Flashback and, ‘Shock’ Effect
which immediately, Through Audience Feedback, Creates a sense of ‘Shock and Fear’, Throughout the Video we
have used Effects to alter Moods and Interpretations, in how they observe Clips.
This screenshot is showing me Editing the Timeline, to be specific, Im actually cutting down a Clip
to fit into the Timeline I Drag the Edge and then cut down to size. It is essential that the Clips are
cut down and Put in the Right Places, This way all the Lip Synching is in time, thus this will
distinguish the amateur with the Professional Quality Video Undoubtedly.
This Screenshot is showing me Editing the Soundtrack to the Music Video, By
Giving Ending the Song by a Cross fade Effect which will eventually sound like
the song Fading Out. Without a Shadow of a Doubt this gives the Music Video
its Final Touches, its almost like the ‘Cherry top’, This was the Last thing I did
after the Collage for the Last Chorus.
After I had finished the Music Video I had to Save it in Certain Formats here, It is
showing the saving Process as I want it to play in all formats, I saved it as a AVI and
MP4. For better Quality I used AVI and for the Internet and MP4 Version I Used MP4.
It is Essential that the Video can be Played in all formats so its easier for the Target
Audience to get at, for example if one Format doesn’t work the Other is Bound To, It
is good to Increase and Give More Options to the Audience, as this will give the
Label and Artist a Good Reputation.
Without Rendering, none of the Edited Footage could Be Played, Every time I
edited or even moved a clip I had to render the Whole Section, This
Screenshot is showing me Rendering a Transition and Effect, I Know the Clip
needs Rendering because it has a Small Red Line on The Top of the Timeline,
I then click on the Clip and then click on sequence on the Toolbar scroll down
on to Render only and then Finally Click Render, The Clip is Now Ready To
Overall I think that I think I have gained a lot, this experience helped me
Progress my Skills In Digital Production and Development and I think
that I have Developed the Skills I had Learnt in AS, And they,
Without a Doubt Created ease with our Other Production in Tasks
like the Promotional Cover and DVD Cover. I Have also learnt New
things like How To Use Apple Final Cut Express. I am sure in the
Future many of the Skills I have Learnt Will come in handy in The
Career im Looking Towards.