Programmes UsediMovie Camtasia- iMovie was the programme which I - For some of the green screen partschose to edit all of our main video to our video, iMovie was not able tofootage on. The programme is a cut out the required section that werelatively strong programme and needed, for example the croppingproduces high standard videos when tool on iMovie only allows you toused to its strengths. crop to the shape of the clip, where as using Camtasia, we could record any section of the screen, and then use it as footage in iMovie once imported.
Green Screen & Special EffectsThe above image shows what the original image looked like without any special effects or editing. As you can see,compared to the bottom image there is a big difference between the light and how much the figure stands out. This wasessential when using the green screen as when initially planning the video, I had the idea to use some footage of thestreets in London which made the footage of my actor not stand out as much as when the effects were in place. Theseimages also show how I used the green screen to cut out my actor and place him in front of various images/othervideos which, in the end, was a brick wall.
Green Screen & Special EffectsHere is another picture which shows the clear contrast in which theeffects have positively changed my artists appearance.
Adding MusicAdding music was an essential part of the music video creation process, as a high qualityversion of our song was needed. To get the song, I contacted the original artist, Arvee,who sent me a download link which allowed me to import it into iTunes. Once in iTunes Ithen dragged the song into iMovie which then provided a guideline for adding which clipswhen. This made the process of lip-syncing easy as instead of adding the music after theclips were in place, I synced the clips with the music as I went along.
Issues and SolutionsCropping my clips in the right shape whilst maintaining quality was not possiblewhilst using iMovie, as shown below, the cropping tool restricts users to onlythe same shape as the clip which was a landscape rectangle. I, however,wanted a portrait rectangle which was not possible, so I began looking intoalternative methods which would solve this issue.
I had used a programme called Camtasia before which I was comfortable with usingwhich would allow me to select a particular part of the computer screen and record it, inany shape or size. As shown in the image below this enabled me to cut out and video ouractors whole body, rather than having to go by the restrictions of iMovie and use a mid-shot. To do this, I used the Camtasia recording software and recorded whilst playing theclip on iMovie in full screen, which enabled me to as well as choose a selection shapeand size of my own, also maintain the quality of the recording. Once I had recorded theselection, I saved the file and then imported it into iMovie as a new clip.