I've dabbled with video projects for quite a few years.For whatever reason, I've learned the rudiments of whatever software I was using at the time, complete a few small projects, and... and do other stuff for a period of months or even years. By the time I start the next video project, I've forgotten most of what I knew, and a lot of it has changed, anyway.
This time is gonna be different. I've been dedicating big chunks of time learning the ins and outs of Hitfilm, I've got a green screen setup in my little studio space, and I've been working out the details of lighting, sound recording and editing, etcetera.
Here are a few of my recent projects:
Great Internet Debates
Here's an attempt at satire. I play six different debaters, plus an unseen host. The video is a commentary on the utter stupidity of our public discourse. There are a lot of technical shenanigans going on here, with the green screen, a vacuum cleaner hose turned into a machine gun, lightning bolts, stock footage, sound effects, and more.
Eloise by Gwyneth Moreland
A few years ago, I did the video recording of one of our local musicians doing an interview/performance at our friendly neighborhood radio station. I made a few simple videos for different songs fairly promptly, but this one sat percolating in the back of my mind for a long time.
The song is about war-time correspondence between a soldier and his lover. For the video, I've layered footage of the performance with old newsreel footage, a few stock footage clips, and some original shots which I staged.
As I was re-starting to re-learn videography, I learned a whole bunch of techniques and effects without really giving them any context.So, I ad-libbed a very silly little story to create a framework for effects and experiments. Did I mention that it's silly?