I have re-shot the scene mentioned in the previous post ‘Filming – Edit Two‘. I am pleased with how it looks overall but I do want to apply various different affects to give it a cinematic feel and help start manipulating it, so the footage looks ‘anxious’.
I recently started to watch a TV series called Mr Robot. The main character Elliot Alderson is a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from clinical depression and social anxiety disorder. I think overall Anxiety and Depression has been portrayed well and from what I’ve read on online forums a fair representation. At one point in the series Elliot suffers from a ‘episode’ the camera tricks used cleverly draws the audience in, it feels consuming. This affect is something I am going to try and replicate in my footage.
In the two images above, I have put an adjustment layer over the top of my footage and added a ‘cinematic’ affect. The affect applied make the footage look more exaggerated, sharper and gives it a dark overlay. As my footage was filmed in various locations at different times of day, under different lighting I went through each clip individually and adjusted the highlights, shadows, whites and blacks to try ensure my footage looked the same. They are obvious colour discrepancies between clips but, I have matched it as well as I can and it is a big improvement than the original footage.
Most of my shots were filmed using a tripod therefore are still. I have created fake camera movements using position and scale. By placing keyframes with different values at the start and end of the clip it has allowed me to create the illusion that footage is panning, tilting and zooming in. This makes it look more vivid and adds to the ‘cinematic’ illusion. Until I add the audio I will not be applying anymore affects.