Blue Project

Hey everyone! Nicky here 🙂

Last weekend, I organized a pretty fun video shoot, involving two of my friends, a backdrop, my camera and tripod, beats speakers, and a lot of blue powder!
Through the many difficulties trying to organize the shoot, I managed to capture very interesting footage to use in my video. On my camera I set the frame rate to 60spf, so during the editing phase, I could easily slow the footage speed.

In After Effects, I worked some colour keying magic and applied a few other changes to produce the look I wanted.

I put the link below so have a watch!

News Narrative – Project 2

Hey Hey!

This week I finished another assignment for my summer course…

NEWS NARRATIVE MONTAGE (NON-LINEAR)

This project is intended to familairize you further with narrative storytelling through the use of shooting and editing combined with motion graphics.

You will demonstrate:

– the ability to add meaning to an exisiting story and engage the viewer

– the ability to recognize and use basic editing and typographical
animation techniques and vocabulary.

– an understanding of and ability to create original content via digital film, photography and audio.

CREATIVE BRIEF

Select a topical news story from a recent newspaper and create a 30 sec—60 sec animation which adds further meaning to the story, giving it greater impact to the viewer. Narrative may be told in a non-linear fashion, but the Who, What, Where and When must always be considered when covering a story.

Research the story further, find it’s context in the world today, and develop a tone and emotional position using assets (footage, photographs, typography, etc.) for use as visual metaphor in your montage.

Consider audio selections carefully. Music, sound effects and voice-over are strong tools that can help convey your stance on the narrative.

Keep the type simple, but also keep it integrated and ensure it services the story you are telling.

 

MATERIALS

You are not limited to the use of any materials, though it is encouraged that no more that 20% be sourced content (stock footage, found footage, etc.)

Consider using any of the following;

– any part of the newspaper from which the story was pulled, or any other newspapers, magazines
– original or found footage
– photographed or filmed typography
– original or found music or sdfx
– recorded situational background (BG) audio (story takes places in a subway? Record some good subway BG audio)

 

TO CONSIDER

Get away from the computer. It’s easier and faster to generate imaginative and engaging content using photos, drawings and footage. Grab it, mash it, blow it up on a photo copier! Get your ‘hands dirty’. You’ll find when it comes time to edit the narrative, all of the thought you put into developing your assets helps the piece almost cut itself together. Don’t get hung-up on software, plug-ins or FX.

Get a good music track to cut to—nothing helps an edit like a good bed track. Find the breaks in the beat, the tempo of the track, and use them as guides. You can always change your track later—chances are it will fit within the current edit.

Here is my finished project:

I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

 

500 Days of Summer Title Sequence

Hey fellow readers!

Its time for the post I’ve been dying to write about: My Title Sequence Assignment.

Here’s the brief I received from by professor
– In Title Sequence, you will create a new title sequence (also known as opening credits) for an existing film of your choosing. This introductory sequence is intended to (fictionally) replace the movie’s original opening credits. This assignment will demonstrate your knowledge of narrative, sequence, cinematic techniques and exhibit your ability to skillfully convey original concept.

So, I started off making a storyboard:

Nicole Clarizio-Title Sequence Storyboard

 

I ended up not completely following my storyboard (sorry folks no kissing in this video).

😛

But here is my final video for you viewing pleasure. I ended up using Adobe After Effects for the clip editing and Adobe Premier to put the clips together!

So enjoy 500 Days of Summer: Title Sequence

And that is my Title Sequence Assignment!

Now I want to make title sequences for other movies… MMMUUUUAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excitement x100

So hey there!

In a post I wrote a while ago, Sketch it Up, I mentioned a project I was working on for school: my title sequence. Now, within the post I did write that I would explain the project in more detail when I was completely finished with it. 

I will keep my promise and make a post specifically for my title sequence, however I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So instead, I’ll just give you a sneak peek (cuz I’m an incredibly nice person)

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Project: Carrie (Part 1)

Hey fellow readers! (or random peeps who want to read something worthwhile… you may or may not find that here… but I’ll leave that up to your brains to process…)

I have structured this blog post as a part 1. You may be wondering why (or not care either way) so here’s my explanation.

Since my first year at OCAD is coming to a close and summer is fast approaching, I was thinking of creating a fun project to complete by the start of second year. Yes, this may seem like a lofty goal/ambition, but I assure you that it will be worth reading in many blog posts.

So, for this post, I’ll explain the project in detail.

The Goal: Create a compelling graphic for the novel Carrie by Stephen King.

Carrie by Stephen King

You may now be wondering why this novel. Why not something more cheerful/happy? Why this horror fiction? Well, this past Tuesday, I saw the movie Evil Dead (probably the grossest/most-horrific/scariest I have seen so far!) and saw a trailer for the remake of Carrie, based on the novel. Since the trailer was so compelling, I now have the urge to read the novel.

And THAT is how I got the idea!

Here’s the trailer for the movie, which is coming out October 2013:

I’ll let you guys know how the novel is and my upcoming ideas for the graphic.

More parts to come 🙂

When Illustration Met Photography

You know the movie When Harry Met Sally?

Unfortunately, this post is not about the movie, although I may make one in the future 🙂

However, this post is about When Illustration Met Photography!

The final assignment for my photography class is to combine the two together into one final photo 🙂
Here are a few examples that I’m working on:

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This last picture may be the final that I hand in 🙂