Spotlight: SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 1.28.24 PMCorridorDigital is a YouTube channel created by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer.  They are known for producing video game themed videos with plenty of visual effects. They also have a second channel (samandniko) which gives us an in-depth look into their filmmaking process along with tutorials on how to create all sorts of visual effects.

Their latest video ‘Superman with a GoPro’ went viral this week and has since garnered over 7 million views. The film starts with Superman putting on the GoPro and preparing to return the lost camera to a character named “Sam Gorski” . He then takes to the sky – flying through Los Angeles and stopping briefly to fight crime and save a damsel in distress before returning the camera.

The video succeed in matching both quadcopter and live-action footage.  The transitions were smooth as a slight shake from the GoPro was able to conceal the cut-off point. Superman arms and the shot of Lois Lane falling were composited digitally during post-production by using a green-screen. The colour and lighting for the green-screen elements blended really well despite resolution limitations from the GoPro. Superman’s costume does take us out of the experience at times (re: Red Paddington Bear boots) although, that may just be me being nitpicky.

For a more in-depth look on how they shot the video, do check out the accompanying behind-the-scenes video.

Overall, it’s an incredible video which entice the audience into feeling what it’s like to be the cape crusader.

Watch SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO:

 

Behind-the-scenes:

Skype Call

Vanity Fair 5Hey look, it’s Alex!

The internet has come a long way from its dial-up days. We are now able to have face-to-face interaction with friends and family halfway across the world. Skype is a free-to-use Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) that enables us to communicate with anyone, as long as both parties have access to an internet connection and a suitable device. The quality of a Skype call is usually affects by the quality of the internet connection.

During the CMWP intensive, I had a Skype call together with Alex. As shown in the picture above, the video was of poor quality. This could possibly be due to running the call on a wireless connection shared among many students. The audio, although lagging at times, was audible. Skype comes with a few features which are useful for collaborating online. We were able to use the chat function to text messages and send links to one another. Other functions includes file sharing and screen sharing.

Get Skype. It’s good. It’s free.

Just in case this post seems a little misplaced, I’m back in uni! This year begins my journey towards a Grad Dip in Media. All posts tagged with ‘CMWP’ will be uni-related. Peace!

Oscars for Best Title Design?

One of my favourite part about any movie is the title sequence. Title sequences are integral to movies as it prepares the audience for what they’re about to see. A great title sequence gets me excited and draws me into the movie world. Some of my favourite title sequences includes the ones from JunoIron Man 3, and The Last of Us.

The art of title design is an entire industry in itself. The amount of work and detail that goes into the process should be recognised.

So why isn’t there an Oscars for the Best Title Design?

The amazing people at ‘Art of the Title’ recently wrote an article addressing this question. Rather than bemoaning the lack of appreciation for the art, they approached the top title designers to weight in on the possibility of having a Best Title Design category at the Oscars and what they think might be preventing the inclusion of such a category.

Read the full article here: http://www.artofthetitle.com/news/the-oscar-question/

I would love to see a category for ‘Best Title Design’ at the Oscars some day soon.

What do you guys think? Are there any other category worthy of an Oscar?

As a bonus, check out this very insightful video by PBS:

GREETINGS

greetingsHi friends of Farah and Anthony. Chances are you arrived here from their YouTube videos. My name is Julian and I am a Melbourne-based filmmaker. I am experienced in video production across lifestyle, entertainment, and wedding videos. Examples of my work can be found on my YouTube channel.

Online video is on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. So if you’re looking for someone to film a video for your business or need a cinematographer for your next Oscar-nominated short film, feel free to drop me a line.

My contacts are below.

Email: julian@juliantay.com  //  Twitter @jcltay