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BRIEF 2 A Day in the Life BIKE POLO SOCIETY Elliott Parry (10005444)

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BRIEF 2 A Day in the Life

2. A DAY IN THE LIFE The Brief In the course of researching your chosen community you will have gathered a lot of personal and varied stories, some perhaps moving or unexpected. How would you visualise and communicate these narratives in order to reach out to others who might be looking to join your community? Can you design a motion graphic that communicates directly, that speaks to us personally? Where would it be displayed and viewed? 1. Take a story from your cultural probe, develop it by further research if necessary and write a short 60 second script (120 -150 words). It must be a snapshot of someone’s life. The message is: this is me, if you are like me join us. 2. Design a motion graphic sequence using IMAGE and TEXT to communicate the story. The text can be minimal or dominant but there must be a synthesis of both text and image. Develop 3 ideas from a selection of sketches and thumbnail storyboards. It is essential to consider your audience and where they will view the message. 3. Prepare a drawn or photographic presentation storyboard of your selected idea. Indicate whether it will be produced using live action, animation, stop motion, models etc. 4. Produce a 60 second motion graphic with a soundtrack and clearly demonstrate if this will be viewed on a website, bus stop, tv, mobile phone, shop front‌


1. Take a story from your cultural probe, develop it by further research if necessary and write a short 60 second script (120 -150 words). It must be a snapshot of someone’s life. The message is: this is me, if you are like me join us. 2. Design a motion graphic sequence using IMAGE and TEXT to communicate the story. The text can be minimal or dominant but there must be a synthesis of both text and image. Develop 3 ideas from a selection of sketches and thumbnail storyboards. It is essential to consider your audience and where they will view the message. 3. Prepare a drawn or photographic presentation storyboard of your selected idea. Indicate whether it will be produced using live action, animation, stop motion, models etc. 4. Produce a 60 second motion graphic with a soundtrack and clearly demonstrate if this will be viewed on a website, bus stop, tv, mobile phone, shop front‌


Initial Idea for Project Script The video charts the day of a character whose job is rather mundane and requires little or no interaction with other people. The character does not engage with fellow colleagues being shy, introverted and a reclusive. He keeps himself to himself and focuses on work between 9 till 5. However, once his working day is over for one night a week his true alter echo personality comes to life. He is loud, funny, and sociable and hangs out with other similar people. He burns energy playing an energetic and brutal sport. At the end of the night he drinks homebrew, enjoys a laugh and the company of his team mates. The next day he goes back to the day-to-day reality until the same time next week. Superman style, Clark Kent by day Superman by night, action hero with alter echo. Once deciding on my script and how I wished to portray the message of work hard, player harder in first person point of view, even though I had an initial thoughts and feelings towards using live action footage I still explored different alternatives looking at stop frame animation, life action film and other genres.


T-Shirt Wars Stop Frame Animation https://vimeo.com/22797957

I loved this animation T-Shirt wars even though I eventually decided not to go with stop frame animation I loved the whole concept of using t-shirts as the animation aspect with different t-shirts having different parts on it, what made it such a good animation in my eyes was the two guys facial

expressions animating additionally what was going on within the t-shirts. Keeping everything else constant in background and standing in similar places was also tight so added the overall appearance of the animation, overall really liked this as piece of stop frame animation.


Channel 4 Turner Prize 2011 Video/Image/Typography Montage https://vimeo.com/32853127

This advert for the turner prize by Channel 4 is simply loud, vibrant, colorful and playful in one 2-minute video; I really like the balance between image and video and then text and block colour. On paper it shouldn’t work but it does and I like it as nothing is on screen long enough for you to get bored and in some cases by the time you

question yourself on what exactly one image is or what one word is its already gone and moved on which leaves you in suspense which I like as makes you want to watch on to see what happens next.


Sony Bravia LCD TV: Commerical Life Action Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INzT3IJnF-k

One of the most obvious genres to look at for this project was live action video, for this I found a great example in which I thought demonstrated the some of the

best qualities about live action, I love this advert as I love the relationship between visuals to audio, and I think this is prime example of when audio

and visuals work in harmony to create a single entity which works. What I also like is the fact that there is no human focal point, which makes the whole thing

more dynamic, natural and dynamic. The most impressive thing for me is all the different camera angles and techniques, which are used meaning it

seamlessly moves between transition to transition and how it was a one take video, showing with the right planning and preparation anything is possible.


John Lewis Christmas 2013 Commerical Stop Frame Animation https://vimeo.com/78740926

As it’s the run up to Christmas and I saw this on tv and instantly fell in love I couldn’t help but put this John Lewis’s advert in as this is all animation/stop motion which looks amazing, what I like the most is the smooth nature of

transition between the different compositions and the level of finish with even the smallest detail even if its not the focus point is rendered to as high quality as the focal point.


JUNO Film Opening Sequence & Harry Hill Children in Need 2013 Life Action Video & Illsutration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20PQBtyfNZY & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6jHqvc--Nw

Another style which I looked at was that off the opening sequence from the film Juno and from the Harry Hill Children Need Music video for Aha song Take Me On, I really like the combination between photography/live action with hand drawn backgrounds as it makes the part which is live action pop and stand out from the background and looks visually appealing to the eye as the illustration background is obviously subjective to the way we all see something. In general I love this style, as it just looks fun, as you know it’s not real but it partially is at same time, so kind of makes the person work on what they are looking at.


1. Take a story from your cultural probe, develop it by further research if necessary and write a short 60 second script (120 -150 words). It must be a snapshot of someone’s life. The message is: this is me, if you are like me join us. 2. Design a motion graphic sequence using IMAGE and TEXT to communicate the story. The text can be minimal or dominant but there must be a synthesis of both text and image. Develop 2 ideas from a selection of sketches and thumbnail storyboards. It is essential to consider your audience and where they will view the message. 3. Prepare a drawn or photographic presentation storyboard of your selected idea. Indicate whether it will be produced using live action, animation, stop motion, models etc. 4. Produce a 60 second motion graphic with a soundtrack and clearly demonstrate if this will be viewed on a website, bus stop, tv, mobile phone, shop front‌


Final Project Script The video charts the day of a character in a first person perspective (from that persons point of view) following their rather mundane and repetitive morning routine and going to work. With every mundane daily activity like making breakfast and typing, inter sliced with footage of the character playing bike polo and doing activities associated with it like drinking homebrew, and chasing after the polo ball, with the character comparing and contrasting both parts of there life with the message of the story being “Work hard, Play harder” meaning the character works a hectic 9-5 job and works hard at it, but loves playing bike polo more and plays hard and enjoys themselves with other like minded people. In the end I decided to use Live Action Film to portray my story of a first person point of view account of the two polar opposite sides to the characters life with the focal theme being A life of Two Halves. Work Hard, Play Harder. The reason I choose live action over any other style to portray my film was I felt it best fitted with the idea of shooting in first person, meant I could also focus on just having the important things on the screen and not coulter each shoot with anything which was not key. I also choice to do live action as I wanted to play to my strengthens as I don’t think im the best illustrator out there I felt perhaps I wouldn’t do the work justice with my style of drawing.


Live Action Video StoryBoard 1 My first idea for my live action film sequence, using the idea of having the sequence shot in the style of the first person point of view and from the inspiration I got from film life in a day and the two short adverts was to have lots of small clips, from the characters life from the mundane and boring to the frilling and exciting bike polo, again keeping idea of work hard, play harder in my head.

I wanted to have a comparison from the characters daily life to something he experience during time he plays bike polo, A life of two halves.

4. The Character is tying up his work shoe with the comparison being him doing up his sports trainer

9. The Character Clock watching with comparison being him watching one of his wheels spinning around.

1. The characters alarm clock goes off for start of a new day.

2. The Character is in the shower, with the comparison being him sweating after a game of bike polo.

3. The Character puts the toaster on for breakfast.

5. The Character is walking with the comparison being him on his bike pedaling

6. The Character turning on and waiting for his computer to boot up with comparison being a ball rolling (like time passing tumbleweed)

7. The Character typing and moving his mouse doing work.

8. The Character making and drinking a cup of coffee with comparison being the character drinking a pint of homebrew

10. The Character procrastinating and searching Google with the comparison being him riding around the polo court.

11. The Character panning the empty office as its end of the day.

12. The Character shutting down his computer

13. The Character looking at his crashed bike as the wheel spins on.


Live Action Video StoryBoard 2 My second idea for my live action film sequence, continuing with the idea of it being in the style of a persons point of view was to portray the idea of work hard, play harder through a film simply looking at someone’s facial expressions throughout the day. With the camera placed so it was directly looking at the persons face and that was it the film just explored the highs and lows of someone’s day whilst at work and whilst playing Bike Polo, Each emotion paired to something which could happen during the characters day.

1. The Character is a asleep and then Waking up.

2. The Character is happy it’s a new day and is ready to impress work and looks forward to the night ahead

3. The Character is raging about something a colleague has said to him

4. The Character is sad as the vending machine at work is broken

5. The Character is in a meeting and feels confident about what he is saying.

6. The Character is despondent as the day is dragging along and he just wants work to be over already so he can play bike polo

7. The Character is being sarcastic about the boss, behind is back

8. The Character is tired sat in boring meetings all day.

9. The Character is being silly and mucking around with his bike polo friends.

10. The Character is shocked as something has happened which was unexpected

11. The Character is triumph with scoring his teams winning goal.

12. The Character is playful as he is winding his colleagues up by making bike polo noises

13. The Character looks fierce as he is waiting for the whistle to blow so he pedal into war again the other team.


1. Take a story from your cultural probe, develop it by further research if necessary and write a short 60 second script (120 -150 words). It must be a snapshot of someone’s life. The message is: this is me, if you are like me join us. 2. Design a motion graphic sequence using IMAGE and TEXT to communicate the story. The text can be minimal or dominant but there must be a synthesis of both text and image. Develop 3 ideas from a selection of sketches and thumbnail storyboards. It is essential to consider your audience and where they will view the message. 3. Prepare a drawn or photographic presentation storyboard of your selected idea. Indicate whether it will be produced using live action, animation, stop motion, models etc. 4. Produce a 60 second motion graphic with a soundtrack and clearly demonstrate if this will be viewed on a website, bus stop, tv, mobile phone, shop front‌

For my final solution I decided to expand my first initial story board idea and do the whole film sequence in first person point of view, (with a couple short seconds filmed out with this to show contrast and more depth to my video like in my research) with lots of snippets of the persons day charting the highs and lows of working and playing bike polo.


Additional Research Go Pro Film Camera’s After deciding live action footage would make up my film sequence to portray someone’s life in a day from there own perspective I then started at looking at ways I could shoot my footage with the obvious choice being to use a Go Pro camera (GoPro is a brand of high-definition personal cameras, often used in extreme action video photography. They are known for being lightweight, rugged, wearable or mountable in unusual places such as outside planes, cars, or boats.) An not only is it for extreme sports people, its wearable most notable on your head so he would be ideal for me and for me shooting in first person, it would also mean my hands would be free from filming so I could shoot all the footage myself.


Go Pro Film Camera’s used within Bike Polo Once I looked at generic footage that can be produced using a Go Pro Camera, I then went on to researching the use of Go Pro camera’s specifically within Bike Polo to get a concept on how people used them and where they located the camera on the bike, and to see if any of these would help me in portraying my idea in the first person point of view. Most people whilst playing had the camera strapped to their head, which was perfect as gave me a good insight on kind of footage first person point of view would give me, over locations they where attached was on the shaft between the two wheels which looked cool, but inappropriate for my first person point of view video.


Film : Life in a Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaFVr_cJJIY (Whole Film MUST WATCH)

So glad I found an excuse to talk about this film as I LOVE IT, one my all time favorites, I think the reason I love this film so much as its life confirming and just makes your hairs stand on back of your

neck. ANYWAY relating to my Live Action Film its really interesting as its given me the inspiration to document my characters day through there eyes which in essence is this film, what I like the most about

the film is that keeps on moving with lots small clip snippets so film is always moving and doesn’t get boring, and uses both a natural sound track on what is happening on screen but

also a backing tracks which helps unify the whole set of clips as one entity. What I really liked and what I took the most from the film to incorporate into my own is how important the audio is to such a simple

idea as showing human interaction with the everyday objects surrounding them and how quickly you can move from clips with people still acknowledging what they have just seen.


V Music Festival 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3lg5WnrFc

As an advert for a music festival I felt this worked extremely well and is in the style I had envisaged for my own sequence as I love how its lots of small clips following a specific group of friends which constantly move between the clips with none of them lasting longer than 6 seconds and what I really liked and what I took the most from this video was the idea of using multiply cameras for shooting the same action so you get nice transitions between two different pieces of footage.


One Day in Dundee https://vimeo.com/79482847

I came across this video late on in the day for my research as style reference BUT still loved and wanted to include it, like the other video I love how this one is fast moving and nothing stays constant for to long and I love the use of photos and snippets of film with the unifying part for whole video being the

song which I think it needed. What I really liked and what I took the most from this video was the idea of splitting the screen into sections to portray multiple clips at once, not only of the same piece of footage from different angels but of other clips which relate to one and another.

What I took from both videos aswell as watching the film life in a day is after you take away the natural sounds from each clip its important to have a backing track to unify all the clips together to keep them all tied in together.


Filming Location Mind Map After complying a list of potential locations for where my footage could be shoot I then went to each location took some photos and judged which one had most potential in the form of lighting, shooting angles and most potential in general, whilst keeping my eye out for anything that could be used prob wise in situ and portrayed the contrast between mundane work and playful energetic sport the best.


Filming Location Decisions

For the Office Scene I decided to go with my Dad’s Office as compared to the Merchinston Jack Kilby Computer Centre it felt more like an open plan office which I was looking for, had an interesting layout with all the desks facing only one way and the lighting was nice both during the day and had automatic lighting which I liked for one of my scenes where the lights go out on, the character of the office is a typical office and feels like it doesn’t have a soul which is kind of the feeling I was going for. For the Indoor Scenes (Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom), in both cases I went for my parents house in St Andrews as the issue when it came to the kitchen’s in both proposed flats was there was no natural daylight and lighting was weak without having to use more artificial light, but biggest factor was space as both flat kitchens where small and cramped with little room for different shooting angles, the Bathroom Scene I had a specific idea in my head with shower doors and lots of steam which was just not possible with either flats, which had shower curtains and had push buttons as means of turning on/off the shower rather than a dial. For the Bedroom alarm clock scene I just went for my parents house in St Andrews again as seemed must appropriate as I have a digital alarm clock and black-out blind so could shoot during the day but still give the illusion it was still early morning. For the Outdoor Pitch Scenes I was torn between filming at two different pitch courts

one was the court which we meet and saw the Edinburgh Bike Polo play and the other was this secluded park near my home in St Andrews in a wooded area, after visiting both and doing additional research into bike polo even though its not where Edinburgh Bike Polo play I choose the pitch court secluded in the woods as I love the graffiti on the walls of the court and just loved the secluded nature of it, also meant I was less little to get background noise of kids playing on the swings and was unlikely to be joined on the court by people trying to use it. Pub Scene, Even though I went to two different pubs in search of the perfect back drop, which both had there own merits and disadvantages one negative I had with both was the background noisy being distracting when it came to final solution and the lighting, as the golf tavern is dark during the day I felt lighting might be an issue and even though I love the fountain and thought it was an ideal back drop for the clip, in the end I decided considering the clip would be so short and the shot I was looking for was very specific and cropped tightly into a pint glass, I felt just a simple wooden table backdrop would be more than adequate for it and just as affective. And I could utilities the overhead lighting aswell as the window, which was situated to the right of the image to make sure the clip was well lite and was quiet for filming.


FINAL Live Action Video StoryBoard

Whilst devising my final story board incorporating probes I found in my location, i also considered the best way of shooting the footage whilst attempting to utilise the best features on each camera.

After i finsihed storyboarding i then went on to create a simple animatic to see time wise how long i could allow for each clip.

1. The video sequence starts with a close up of a digital alarm clock

2. The alarm clock turns from 6.59 to 7am and an alarm goes off

3. The Character turns the showers dial so the shower goes on. With the camera focused on the just the shower dial

4. Video clip jumps to the character wiping his forehead from the sweat after a bike polo game. The camera focusing an zoomed on the characters forehead

5. The Video then jumps back to the shower with the character turning off the shower. With the camera focused on the just the shower dial

6. The Character plunges down the toaster for his breakfast. Camera focusing on the plunger end of the toaster, filling the shot.

7. Cuts to a video of the character hitting the end of his polo stick waiting to go into action. Camera looking down at the characters hands

8. With camera cutting back to the characters zoomed in toaster popping ending that small toaster, polo stick sequence.

9. The Character puts his left foot on a chair and proceeds to do his work shoe up. Camera mounted to characters head so looking down at shoe.

10. The Character puts his right foot on the chair this time to reveal his sports shoe, with shirts on which he then proceeds to tie up. Camera mounted to characters head so looking down at shoe.

11. The camera then moves away for a second from first person point view to a side shot of the characters sports shoe hitting the ground after being placed on the ground. Camera placed on the ground shooting wide to capture the whole shoe.

12. The footage splits screen with two pieces of footage being shown at same time, on the right the character walking down some stairs and the left hand side the character pedaling. Both shoots produced with camera on characters head looking down at feet.

13. The character arrives into work and starts panning around the empty office. Camera panning on tripod at eye level.

14. Half way around panning the office the opacity of the footage changes (suggest character is blinking) and starts panning around the polo court instead. Camera panning on tripod at eye level.

15. The opacity changes again as character opens his eyes and he then continues to pan around the empty office. Camera panning on tripod at eye level.


16. The camera then crops in tightly to the character typing away at the keyboard. Camera on Characters head looking down at the keyboard and hands.

17. Footage then jumps to a bike pedaling scene where the character is pedaling at high speed towards the goal. Camera on Characters head looking forward at the goals

18. The video then cuts to a plastic cup being filled up at a water machine. Camera on tripod looking down at eye level.

19. The camera then moves away from first person point of view for a couple of seconds to show another angle of the cup getting filled up. Camera at a lower level more horizontal to the base of the water machine.

20. The Video then leaves the water machine to focus on a wooden table where an empty pint glass is placed. Camera on tripod at eye level looking down on the table.

21. The camera then looks straight on a at an analogue clock with the character just watching it tic and toc. Camera on tripod at eye level looking at the clock.

22. The video then changes to a spinning bike wheel in the exact same location as the clock for couple seconds. Camera on tripod at eye level looking at the wheel.

23. With the wheel spinning back into the clock again going back to the character watching the clock tic toc. Camera on tripod at eye level looking at the clock.

24. The video then cuts back to character typing away at the keyboard again. Camera on Characters head looking down at the keyboard and hands.

25. The video in sink with typing moves to a screen video of google result page after the character Google’s Edinburgh Bike Polo. In screen camera

26. The video then jumps to the polo court where the character is pedaling on his bike chasing after a ball which is in front of him. Camera on characters head focusing on the ball.

27. Video then goes back to the office scene where the character is twisting a pen around his fingers as a sign of boredom

28. The video then pans to the polo court with the ball rolling from right to left through the screen. Camera on tripod at eye level angled down.

29. The closing scene of the video is the office lights going out suggesting it’s the end of the day for character. Camera on tripod at eye level.


Props and Equipment Mind Maps After deciding on final locations for shooting my footage i made some additional mind maps to help quickly note down my thoughts and portray some of the finer details on the actual shooting of my life action video, which also was useful as a reminder so I didn’t forget anything when it actually came round to me doing the filming.


The Raw Footage Over 5 Hours of Footage, Over 6GB of Data. 1 Minute Final Solution. Challenge Accepted! After going out and filming and gathering all my footage for all the different scenes for my film sequence (Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Office and Polo Court) I then had the long process of sitting through all the footage and picking which pieces of each shot was best and add it to the my Premiere Pro file for me to add all the clips together, and feed in music.


The GoPro Face Whilst using the Go Pro I found it funny the amount of times I captured myself up closing starring at the lens as without a screen I struggled to understand what was recording and when to begin with. However once I got the hand of using it, it came naturally to put it on and then hit record and feel confident it was recording.


Filming Issues, Discovered after Importing the Footage

Whilst filming I was constantly checking on my footage to make sure I was getting the shoots I was looking for and adjusting what was required in an attempt to get it correct second time round.

When filming when cycling I had tremens issues stabilizing the video camera meaning I either had blurrier footage or when I could stabilize the camera it would slip and move suddenly so the video was disjointed

One of the biggest issues, which seemed to occur when I was using the Go Pro camera for shooting specific scenes where my hands where either in shot or was impossible for me to use to hold the camera was I had no concept

on what was actually being filmed as you can see from some of the examples.

Shooting Footage upside down when I was holding the tripod just to follow the ball, luckily I managed to rotate the footage after importing it.

I wanted another perspective during the typing scene but when I set up and filmed myself typing I noticed that the focus point was not on the whole

keyboard once I started typing, meaning most of the composition was out of focus.


Creative Cow comes to the Rescue After deciding to do Live Action film, and after I had collected my footage I had then had the dilemma what piece of software do I use to edit my sequence, with a few options on the table, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and IMoviei I plucked for Adobe Premiere Pro as I felt it was more sophisticated than IMovie letting me be more accurate and let me do more editing features and seemed more conducive for video footage that after effects did. But I did use after effects for my closing sequence, which incorporated text into moving image.

Realising I didn’t really have a scooby how the software worked I found a great website and youtube channel called creative cow which had basic but useful videos on getting best out the software which suited me perfectly as it meant if i got stuck any other time than Tuesdays I could resolve the situation and I learnt new software at same time. CRACKING website. In hindsight it is really similar to After Effects with layout and key framing and general features.


Editing, Editing and more Editing

ScreenShot of the office, court pan in which I played around with lowering the opacity levels of the clips to give the suggestion that the character was blinking between the two places.

A Before and After shot of me taking one film clip from the office scene where the lights go out, which RAW was over 5 minutes worth of footage down to 3 seconds for my final sequence.

ScreenShot of After Effects which I used to make my end sequence with text looking at the different layers I used the 4 text layers for all the text which was sequenced in to play at specific times the video and picture footage of the ball rolling.

ScreenShoots of Premier Pro and After Effects whilst I was using it to slice and cut my footage together, and adding effects to enhance my footage and sound. The FINAL render took ages yet was so satisfying seeing all the hard work and hours of editing come to a final head and fully render my final video sequence 1.09 seconds

Me playing around specifically with the audio tracks to merge the volumes between the two layers of audio the footage sound and then backing track Set of 3 photos which demonstrate the editing process of my footage as after the initial edit I was still on 2.30 and then again after another edit after deleting snippets I was on 1.05 and finally after adding my final end sequence it was all came to 1.09 which I was pleased about considering the amount of footage I started with and how many times I had edited it.

This was me working out how to crop footage so both aspects the character cycling and walking could play simultaneously. Using the Crop footage tool and cutting one piece of footage to the right and another to the left.


1. Take a story from your cultural probe, develop it by further research if necessary and write a short 60 second script (120 -150 words). It must be a snapshot of someone’s life. The message is: this is me, if you are like me join us. 2. Design a motion graphic sequence using IMAGE and TEXT to communicate the story. The text can be minimal or dominant but there must be a synthesis of both text and image. Develop 3 ideas from a selection of sketches and thumbnail storyboards. It is essential to consider your audience and where they will view the message. 3. Prepare a drawn or photographic presentation storyboard of your selected idea. Indicate whether it will be produced using live action, animation, stop motion, models etc. 4. Produce a 60 second motion graphic with a soundtrack and clearly demonstrate if this will be viewed on a website, bus stop, tv, mobile phone, shop front‌


Final Live Action Screen Shots


Audio Backing Track Initially after stitching all my sequences together to form my final motion graphic I has indented to have no real audio track but rather just play the natural sounds, which were occurring whilst I was filming. Eg Keyboard Typing and Birds crowing in the background during the polo court scenes. However after playing it back numerous times and getting other peoples opinion I now know why in my research the all used some form of backing track as my video was lacking a common feel about all the clips which I realised a backing track would do as brings them all together and unifies the motion graphic and renders it as one video. I considered a variety of sound tracks from popular music to classical music, however I short listed a few popular songs as I felt people can relate to them and re-literates the everyday nature, I have the perfect point in to which music can be introduced to my motion graphic, when the alarm goes of it almost acts like a radio

In the end I went for Tempa Traps Sweet Disposition as I loved the chilled upbeat, beat which I got from the song and I love how the song never got to loud and didn’t vary in pitch to much so it would sit nicely as a backing track only getting loud at moments of elation for the Character e.g when playing bike polo and then fading back to a backing track during the work day scenes.

Tempa Trap- Sweet Disposition

I short lists a few songs with the focus either being upbeat with a good energetic beat (just like bike polo) and something more mellow more relaxing So I went for Owl City, Tempa Trap, Ben Howard Bon Iver .

Owl City- Fireflies

Bon Iver – Holocene

Ben Howard – Old Pine


I would suggest my motion graphic would be best viewed as a tv advert and perhaps a pre-starter to any online video e.g youtube, and on large scale screens which has sound. I feel it would communicate well at any size as long as people have access to audio as I think the snippets are good without audio but wants you incorporate there natural sounds and a backing track the whole piece seems to just connect and come together as a single entity, I also think any smaller than a computer screen you might start to struggle on what all the content is so bigger the better.


Short Conclusion

In a short conclusion, like the last project i have really enjoyed this project as well as it’s been so open and allowed me to explore different avenues of motion graphics. It’s opened my eyes as well into certain areas. One this project has allowed me to release my inner filmmaker with the highlight for me going out and capturing my footage using a variety of cameras. Two this project has pushed me to go away and learn a new piece of Adobe software off my own back, ok I’m along way away from being an expert at Premiere Pro but at least this project has encouraged me to explore it. Final Solution wise overall I am really happy on how it has developed and ended as I feel it echo’s what I set out for it to be which was a first person point of view with main theme being “Work Hard, Play Harder” and I have incorporated techniques and tricks I picked up from my second time round research most notable, the different angles portraying the same piece of footage for smoother and alternative footage, using the screen to portray more than one piece of footage at any one time, and the fact people don’t need to see the “whole” picture to understand what is going on and footage can be cropped into. Overall I have really enjoyed this module I have learnt new software and a new perspective and appreciation of motion graphics.

One thing I really need remember for my next piece of work I do on either After Effects or Premier Pro to stop giving myself mini heart attacks ever tim ei work on it with headphones in is that if you have more than one sound Layer e.g 2 in my case then one audio track comes out of each headphone meaning for me personally I only ever hear one audio track meaning I keep on thinking have lost an audio track. Another thing I need to do which was to late for this hand in, is to make sure my composition is the right dimensions, for vimeo!


A Day in the Life by Elliott Parry  

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