Headphones are recommended for the fully immersive experience that we sought to produce. The video follows our protagonist through the emotional stages of grief, represented by each room. The doors that connect them as well as the time scale have been kept deliberately vague to enforce the metaphysical element of the narrative.
1 – Find a task or journey
2 – Plan a storyboard into 10 steps
3 – Shoot using the restrictions listed
4 – Basic edit (no transitions) in Premiere and export
5 – Produce soundtrack using Audition
This exercise requires you to initially think creatively about a journey or task you have experienced. Choose something that you can repeat a number of times so that you have the option to revisit for research and production. A ‘journey’ could be your route to University, a bike ride, walk alongside a canal, a shopping trip or jogging. You may wish to consider genre and approach it appropriately… a comedy about who is next in the bathroom, a horror walk through the park etc. Once you have shot and edited your video, you will then create a sound track. Working within the restrictions below, you must create a sense of pace, environment and meaning through sound.
1080P Video (shoot on Video Camera, DSLR or Phone)
Must be shot on a tripod/static (no camera moves, zooms, focus pulls, handheld etc)
Must use exactly 10 shots (10 clips only on the timeline)
Must use at least 10 sources of audio (including voice, spot and environmental)
Must use at least 10 ‘layers’ of sound in Audition’s multitrack
Should be 2mins long including titles and credits
No use of music
Audio set/hard limited to -12dB (technical demonstration in Week 20)
Dialogue (if used) can be recorded on location but all other sounds must be produced in Audition
Overall this was a remarkably ambitious project within the brief; with a sophisticated and nuanced narrative. I feel we delivered on that ambition with a beautifully shot and recorded piece that I am please to include in my portfolio, although I may not always push at the boundaries of the achievable.