Alison Lucy's Blog

Mirrored- Final Video Composition
May 30, 2011, 22:35
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I wanted the typography for the video to be simple and unobtrusive. I feel like I have achieved that and am pleased with how the typography is positioned at the beginning of the video in particular, in keeping with the composition in the overall frame. This final edit involved tweaking the movement of certain mirror sequences to the music. It was a constant challenge to create a balance between keeping in time with the track (referencing certain sounds with the mirror sequences) and also a degree of subtlety. I didn’t want to ‘over-do it, I wanted the visuals to appear to move naturally with the audio. Overall, I am happy with this final edit. I do however wish I could re-shoot certain close up angles of the mirrors at higher quality. This youtube video isn’t the best quality, but you get a sense for the final edited composition.


Mirrored – 3rd Edit
May 25, 2011, 13:21
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This is the third edit of my final video composition. I think I’m moving in the right direction, I wasn’t completely happy with the final forty seconds of the previous edits, so in this composition I’ve paced it a bit better I think, and also included a different piece of footage that has a beautiful stormy cloud in which I thought was a shame not to include. I would like to add some typography to the piece, but currently I am unsure what I would add. Perhaps the title of the audio – ‘Inner Sunshine’ by the Solar Bears might be enough. I am not sure if I want to over explain the mirror time lapses themselves, there is beauty in their simplicity.

Mirrored – 2nd Edit
May 20, 2011, 09:01
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Here is the second edit of my Solar Bears music video. I feel that this works better as a whole, with less rhythmic cuts and hopefully more of a focus on the abstract contrasts between shots. I also triple checked that the edits were exactly on time with the audio, which involved careful observation of the audio tracks.

Mirrored – 1st Edit
May 18, 2011, 13:56
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Above is the first edit of my mirror time lapse music video to the track ‘Inner Sunshine’ by the Solar Bears. I feel pleased having made it through the whole track and now feel I can go through it again and think about what areas work well and what areas don’t and why. I’ve used clips from pretty much every mirror time lapse I have filmed, which I don’t think I necessarily need to do. This will hopefully gradually begin to bring the final video together a bit more, into a cohesive whole!

Rain Mirror Time Lapse
May 9, 2011, 13:12
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I wanted to capture a variety of weather in the reflected sky in my series of time lapses and I therefore wondered how I could go about capturing the rain. Keeping the camera dry was obviously of paramount importance so I filmed from inside a conservatory looking out at the mirror positioned just outside in the rain. I am quite pleased with this effect as it makes the viewer aware of the mirror as an object more so than the previous time lapses. I think in a sequence this would therefore be appropriate coming towards the end of the overall composition.

Sunshine Mirror Time Lapse
May 9, 2011, 12:54
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I’m pleased with this close up time lapse of the mirror, I think it lets you appreciate the detail of the clouds, also I  am really pleased with the positioning of the sun in the centre of the mirror which comes out from behind the clouds. My next step is to reevaluate the time lapses I have done so far and make a note of any moments of interest so I can begin the story boarding process. I’m looking forward to experimenting with a combination of shots from different sequences and seeing what happens…

Cloudy Mirror Time Lapse
May 9, 2011, 12:52
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Yesterday was the perfect day for filming, plenty of clouds moving quickly across the sky with breaks of blue sky in between them. The angle that I film the mirror at depends on the best view/composition. It’s a balance between the composition of the mirror in the frame, as well as angle that captures the most interesting reflection.