B-ROLL? Waaa?

B-Roll in the film industry is used for secondary shots, shots that tie in a nice touch to the main story, shots that add a little extra dynamic. It’s a fun concept and I’ve done a few projects like this, so I thought this could be fun! I wasn’t really sure what to do so I sort of wrapped two into one, I messed around with some sounds and video together and this is what I got!

Ok ok ok! You’re probably thinking. wow…that wasn’t that great. I know and I don’t have any excuses. I’ve been working on perfecting these skills but to be honest I haven’t been able to get out much to do so, but that too would be an excuse. Lets just say I’ve got a lot to learn.

My YouTube channel has always been used for school but I do mess around with some fun drone videos on my other channel. It too is incomplete and not very well maintained but I want to do more there too. Again we are taken back to my story. I wasn’t always into this type of art form but when I sat back and really thought about it. This is exactly the shit I want to do and working towards that is my only goal right now. You don’t need a special school or certification to do it either. Just take the leap!

Me, myself, and I

This assignment immediately caught my eye, because of the intricacy of it all! I’ve always wanted to do something in this domain and this was my chance.

I look a different approach to this project than what is posted in the official Assignment description page. I wanted to create multiples of myself in picture form and to do this I needed to maintain similar exposure throughout each photo taken which proved to be quite difficult considering that I shot outside, but I’m not unhappy with the way they came out.

You can see in the second photo that I had some trouble editing the images with the difference in shade, and in the first one I didn’t have a level playing ground so I needed to have someone hold the camera and you can imagine how difficult it is to get the same exact angles in 3 different shots.

Since we are connecting these posts to Our Story, I thought it was only right to provide some background for this photo. I’ve always been interested in what goes on behind the camera and only recently I’ve dove into this lifestyle and I want to dive deeper because it’s so relieving to know that I am doing what I want to do not what society tells me to do. gg

Subtle what? nah

For this assignment bank assignment I wanted to play around with a double exposure GIF that I got inspired by watching one of my favorite youtubers Daniel Schiffer. He deals with a lot of unique videography aspects and tries to reinvent the norm of filming.

For this project I would have prefered a better background but we make due with what we have….a garage. first I took a photo of myself “floating” and then took multiple pictures of a small fire inside a pan. Then I created a “subtle GIF” of the fire and overlaid the layers in photoshop to create the double exposure effect. I like the way it came out but there are definite improvements that could be made.