Narrative Effects Test

Animating the house

For my music video narrative I want to create a haunting quality within the house. Therefore I want to animate inanimate objects such as paintings. As the narrative involves my artist seeking clues as to where she ‘lost control’ I thought it would be increasingly affective to impose my artists face on the paintings. I therefore did a test shoot imposing my own face on the painting above myself. I used a mask to remove the surrounding image and isolate my face, I then added feathering to blend the imposed image onto the painting in the video. I created 2 versions the first has no colour alterations and therefore lacked realism, however I used tint on the second to allow the imposed image of myself to blend in with the photo.

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Split Screening

My music video narrative involves an alternate self following me around therefore I did a test of split screening overlaying and cropping 2 videos of myself to create an interaction that furthers the thematic haunting I want to create in my video. I used feathering of the edge of the screen and careful adjustments between shots to ensure the division between the two clips was unidentifiable.

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Animated Split Screening

In my narrative I want my the two versions of myself to pass information/clues between one another leaving photos and objects for the other to find, therefore I did a test run of animated split screening. This involved filming myself put down an object and walking away then collecting the object and leaving the shot. I overlaid the two videos and worked carefully to crop the image as I moved across, I aligned the images and feathered the edge to make the audience unaware of the division allowing the video to have a ghostly quality and the haunting aspect increasingly real as the two versions of myself physically interact.

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