A few days ago, I talked about some of the updates on the site and went in-depth about what I aim to create for my final major project. If you want to, you can read that post here. I finished with stating I had an idea on how to compromise between what I want to do and what others are suggesting.
Today’s topic is going to cover that.
While doing some research into different transitions I came across something called known as a “Hyper Zoom”.
Courtesy of YouTube
If I utilise a technique like this, I think it could make for some interesting and stylish footage.
I (If I decided to be in the film) could start in one location such as a wood, the camera would start above me then zoom to a close up of my eye, then into my eye to reveal a montage of footage to do with the seasonal change. This would give the impression that the audience is going into my mind and can see what I am thinking.
This would also open the opportunity of a disjointed and stylized montage sequence as generally, most dreams and distant memories reveal themself in a disjointed manner.
This then made me think of what could be done with the sound. By chance, while binge watching some recorded shows I came across a music video created by the SyFy Channel which was made in conjunction with Star Treks 50th Anniversary.
Video from ScyFy Chanel’s YouTube.
The song is primarily made up of sound effects and dialogue from the various different series’ (Original Series, Next Generation, Voyager etc.) of Star Trek.
Not that I’m suggesting replacing all the nature sounds with lasers and explosions, but it maybe possible to create a soundtrack that uses similar sound effect techniques applied to various animal sounds and ambient noises like trees rustling in the wind. As I’m not a sound expert, I’ve consulted a person that is. We haven’t come up with anything solid yet, but I get the impression he understands what I’m wanting to do and I believe he thinks it can be done.
The video also gave me some ideas on what I could potentially do with projections and lighting. At the moment though, I’m trying to keep it as cost-effective as possible. Adding elements like that may cost a fair amount of money (a good projector seems to start at around £50) but bring nothing to the table.
With that in mind, I have nothing else to report at this moment.
Until next time.