Was a little bit busy last week after being involved with shooting and editing Satlan’s music video for (In)Sanity. I say “being involved”, it was just me shooting and editing so a fair bit of effort, but I had a lot of fun making it.
Here’s the final product! Also, like and subscribe to my Youtube channel as I intend to upload more stuff there!
Been a long time since I have undertaken any kind of video project, especially one that required a lot of editing like this one. It’s a frantic song, so required a few little tricks to enhance that feeling. One easy trick is to play the song back slower on playback whilst shooting, then speed the footage up to sync it with the song playing at regular speed. Every movement becomes a bit more exaggerated, which is what we wanted, and the skipped frames that would happen (as I shot at 25fps, and then exported at 25fps) made everything a bit more erratic.
Editing-wise I made a lot of cuts, and inserted some public domain footage that fit the mood of the song and lyrics. This was an idea I discussed with the band beforehand, so we had plenty of time to source footage before shooting. Then into After Effects to apply the film effects, zooms, and a few other effects to make the video a bit more intense and unpredictable.
Be sure to check out Satlan’s debut album, 'Panacea', digitally released on 31/05/2021
I have been playing around with audio software in preparation for a potential podcast. I've wanted to do a podcast for a while, so to try things out I've been making some playlists and uploading them to Mixcloud. Check out the first two below!
They are basically some of my favourite songs. Be sure to follow me on Mixcloud.com/shotison to keep updated when I upload more. Eventually, I intend to have special podcasts where I talk to musicians about their favourite songs, key influences, upcoming releases and other things. That will hopefully happen when Covid decides to just fuck off and I can more easily meet up with people to chat about stuff in a casual way. Exciting stuff, I'm sure you agree! But for now, I'll be making little playlists like the ones above and uploading those to test out some audio recording and editing type stuff. It's all pretty new to me, so fingers crossed I get the hang of it quickly!
Well, 2020 has been a bit shit, hasn't it? My hard drive hasn't had much data added to it that's for sure. September has been a bit busier for me though, with a couple of band shoots, a model shoot and a group shoot with multiple models and togs, but the biggest development for me this year has been moving all my photography stuff into a studio space! Woo!
There's a shot that shows a bit of the space with Alice is Sleeping. It's pretty cool having a dedicated photography/editing space, especially when you're otherwise stuck in a flat the rest of the time due to lockdown. Now the plan is to sort out booking in some models and getting some art-making going on!
Another development in lockdown is the launch of my Patreon! The idea being it will get a little bit of funding to hire models and get some creative projects moving. If you, beloved reader, fancy dropping a few coins a month and get access to a lot of past and future photo sets, click the image below!