Day 22, 10/12

1. Colour Correction 101

Problem: My video is too warm (yellow-orange) or cool (blue).

Solution: The white balance was incorrectly set on the camera when shooting. Go to the “Color” workspace (on the very top panel) then go to the “Color Correction” section in the top-right corner. Adjust the topmost slider left to “warm” the clip or right to “cool” the clip down. There are other sliders to play with below that will manipulate the exposure, contrast, and saturation. You can get an excellent result this way, but it still isn’t as good as having the White Balance properly configured when filming. There is also a new colour space option that we will be exploring.

2. Sound Editing 101

Problem: There are distracting sounds in the background!

Solution: Reduce the gain or eliminate the in-camera audio entirely. Sound effects can be rerecorded or quickly pulled from our network. Remember that We have an amazing library of nearly 20,000 songs and sound effects available on the network. Go to the explorer and scroll down to My PC and select the “Public” drive. This is where you can find the project instructions and examples. You will navigate to Course Resources > Computers > Misc Resources > Audio Stuff.  Hold the ALT key and drag the folder to your computer to create a shortcut (NOT A COPY). Parse through the many folders, and when you find a sound you’d like to use, copy it to the project folder on your computer’s hard drive (do not drag it directly into your project!). You can also pull sounds from Youtube and other streaming sites using a downloader like iyoutubetomp4.com, but be sure you are only doing so under Fair Use.

3. Edit Rough Cut of “Shoot the Shots”

Edit “Shoot The Shots” project and bring in all of your clips to create a rough cut prior to correcting colours and adding audio (ambience, SFX, and music), or titles. We will be introducing our storytelling unit on Thursday, but you won’t have much studio time remaining to work on this project.