A. Think about what you love to do. To find your passion, you should first take a look at your own life and see if you're already doing something that you love -- but just not doing it very often. Figuring out what you really love to do and channeling it in a productive way that turns it into a passion can help you explore your heart's desires. Here are some of the things you should ask yourself when you brainstorm what you love to do:
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
On set with Oando Testimonial TVC
Created by Sayo Aluko
How we see Colour
Created by Sayo Aluko
How we see Colour
Our eyes contain selective ‘cone s’ which detect colour by analysing the visible spectrum into three primary colour regions – red to orange, green to yellow, and blue to violet.
Most coloured surfaces reflect a colour mixture of red, green, and blue light in varying proportions. So for instance, the various shades of ‘green’ we see in foliage, are actually colour mixtures reflecting quite a wide spread of the visible spectrum. Even yellow; can be reproduced by adding suitable proportions of red and green light!
How the camera sees colour
The colour video camera too relies on this additive colour mixing process. Any light sensor CCD or camera tube can only respond to the intensity of light it cannot directly distinguish colour. So we imitate the eye. By placing red, green, and blue colour filters over three light –sensors, we can analyse the scene into its separate colour components. If a subject appears to have similar proportions of all three primaries, we see this mixture as white.
In the colour video camera, the lens’ image of the scene passes through a special prism, which splits it into three identical versions. Three CCD sensors with their red, green, and blue colour filters provide three video signals corresponding to the light and shade of these colours in the scene.
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Thursday, 6 November 2014
Top 7 Tips for Making Home Movies That Look Great ( for non-professional)
By Sayo Aluko(2000)
When you’re making home movies, it’s easy to just pick up your camera and press “record.” Sometimes you’ll record unforgettable moments, and end up making home movies that will be treasured forever.
But, sometimes pressing record haphazardly means pressing your luck. Instead of making home movies your family can enjoy, you end up with lousy footage that’s not worth watching.
If you’re interested in making home movies that can be enjoyed for generations, always try to follow the tips below. They don’t take much work or time, but they’ll greatly improve the quality of your home movies.
1. Know Your Camera
Be sure to familiarize yourself with your camcorder before you begin recording for real. You’ll want to get comfortable with the controls and the operation of the video camera.
You can prepare yourself by reading through the manual and shooting some practice footage around the house.
2. Make a Plan
The first thing to do when making home movies is make a plan. You should have an idea of what you’re going to be making a home movie about, what you want to video tape, and what you want the final movie to look like, more or less.
This isn’t to say that you can’t be spontaneous. Some of the best home movies come from unexpected events and activities. But even if you pull out camcorder without a plan, you can create one while you shoot. Think about what interesting shots and b-roll you can capture, and, even spontaneously, you’ll end up making a home movie that’s more coherent and entertaining to watch.
Plenty of light will make an incredible difference in the quality of the video footage that you shoot. Shooting outside will give you the best results, but if you’re shooting inside, try to turn on as many lights as possible, and bring them close to your video subject.
Video is a very visual medium, but don’t forget that recorded sound plays an important part in making home movies. Always be conscious of the background sound, and try to control it as much as possible.
Don’t just trust your camera to work best on its automatic settings. Check the audio with headphones, if possible, and check the video footage by looking through the eyepiece. The eyepiece gives you a better view than the flip-out screen, because you won’t be seeing any reflections or be influenced by external light.
6. Hold the Shot
When I’m shooting video footage, I like to hold every shot for at least 10 seconds. This can seem like an eternity, but you’ll thank yourself later when you’re watching or editing the footage.It may feel like you’ve got enough footage after recording for only 2 or 3 seconds, but those few seconds will fly by later. And remember, DV tape is inexpensive, so you don’t need to be stingy.
7. Look at the Details
Sometimes, you’re so focused on your subject that you don’t notice the surrounding elements of the scene. Only later, when you are reviewing the footage do you notice an unsightly trash can in the background or a tree sticking out of your subject’s head.
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TIPS ON SHOOTING SEQUENCES
by Sayo Aluko (08023244588)
To shoot a simple sequence you need at least three shots -
- A master shot showing the person engaged in their activity
- A shot of the person's face
- A close up of the activity
- If you are covering an activity that can be repeated, I'd suggest your first shot is the "Master Shot". This is a good insurance shot. Then, if all else fails, you can just use the master!
- The master shot should be wide enough to show the whole action – which (if repeatable) should be recorded from beginning to end.
- As you get better at sequences you won't need to record the action from beginning to end. You'll know where you want to cut and therefore know when to: stop the action; change shot; and restart the action with some overlap.
- Keep a close eye on what the subject is doing – which hand did they use to pick up the phone – continuity errors can spoil a good sequence.
- You must offer the editor a variety of shots (at least
three remember) – this entails changing either:
» the camera lens angle e.g. wide shot, mid shot,close up
» camera position e.g. over the shoulder, profile, head on
» camera height e.g. high angle, eye height, low angle
- The average shot is about 4 seconds long. BUT, you must shoot enough to leave the editor some flexibility- as a general rule record shots that are at least 10 seconds long.
- Ensure that you record the complete action e.g. Frame up on a telephone, start recording and keep recording as the hand comes in to pick up the receiver - then put the receiver back - the hand goes out of shot - hold - then stop recording. Now your editor has flexibility to start (or end) the shot at any given point in the action.
- You must try not to cross the line. Be clear in your mind where the line of action runs and stay one side of the line.
- Don't forget to shoot the cutaways, e.g. if someone is
using the photocopier, appropriate cutaways might be:
» the buttons being pressed
» the copy coming out of the machine
- Of your three sequence shots, the shot of your subject's face concentrating on what they are doing is very important. This can be edited in almost anywhere – and may get you over a continuity problem.
- If your subject is concentrating hard, then get in close. For simpler activities, an MCU will probably be sufficient.
- It doesn't look good to edit into or out of moving shots. Keep zooming, panning and tilting to a minimum. Hold the camera steady and let the subject provide the movement and visual interest.
- Letting your subject enter shot or exit, acts as a reason to edit. A kind of visual full stop.
- If you let your subject leave shot, then you can change location and see them enter shot for the next sequence.
- If the sequence is being used to introduce an interviewee - make sure they leave the last shot (eg their hands leaving shot after putting down the phone). It will look strange if you go from a shot of a person on the phone straight to a shot of them being interviewed.
Watch out for Part 2 ........