|Task||Time Estimated||Time Taken|
|Find models and set times for separate shoots||30 minutes total||30 minutes|
|Set up lighting and backdrop for the videos||30 minutes total||15 minutes|
|Shoot video, adjust the lighting in every shot||60 minutes total||40 minutes|
|Pass video to computer||10 minutes total||15 minutes|
|Convert to Black & White images||15 minutes total||15 minutes|
|Editing, finding music, converting to Quicktime, and uploading.||120 minutes total||330 minutes|
|Total time||265 minutes||445 minutes|
I must explain that I have never actually worked on a video before. Yes, I film scenes with friends on my phone and maybe on my camera, but I have never actually done a project in which I made a video.
Whereas in photography I have to think of the best shot to represent a series of movements, in video I had to be careful not only of the model’s movements, but also my movements and the lighting’s movement. I kept having to retake the same scenes to get exactly what I wanted.
My main focus on the setting was to have the darkest background possible to enhance the figure. That involved moving my lamp around more than I expected.
Once the video scenes were passed on the computer, the hardest part began. Editing the scenes so they wouldn’t be too long and would fit together consecutively in the way that I wanted seemed simple at first, until I started feeling that the scenes worked better in other areas. Finding good, appropriate and royalty free music took me over an hour to find. Luckily, the song Symbiosis fit perfectly.