I wanted to consider how I would like my film to look and to think about the sort of mood I wanted to create for my film and as I am a fan of Bauhaus (The Band) I thought a short clip that worked with music would be good to create. Songfacts states; 'This was the first single from Bauhaus. The song, which is a very dark 9-minute epic on the death of a vampire, is considered the true start of the gothic subculture. The song's horror-esque lyrics along with the many eerie effects and monotone sound were standards for the rise of gothic music.' (Songfacts.com, 2023) I liked the idea of a kind of gothic feel for the practice and I sought out this kind of music on the Free Music Archive. here it states there is a monotone sound I will be going for a monotone look which I think may work for this practice.
Bella Legosi is Dead by Bauhaus (1982)
I thought I would use Clipchamp as per my project sign off and as I can work on this online and at home on my desktop. It is fairly simple to use and I did not want a particularly complicated edit.
I began by choosing several clips from Pexels but I got this down to two clips as for practice I wanted a a very clear message as there was no commentary - it is more like a music video.
I added the clips to Clipchamp just by importing them into 'my media in the left-hand menu
I then changed all the film footage to black and white using filters on the right-hand menu and then choosing 'muted black and white'
I then went to each edit and went to 'transitions' on the left-hand menu and added a crossfade for just over 2 seconds so that the fade merged with the girl's face.
I checked each fade was working and then I added Credits at the end so I could credit the film clips to the makers on Pexels and also the music I chose which was from the free music archive.
I then added the music on a separate timeline and added a fade in and out at the beginning and end.
I then exported the video to my computer as an MP4 as a high quality HD film. I also created a link so it can be access here as well.
This is my final practice film 'Uncertain Times' (Version One) It was too large to upload straight from my computer therefore I added this to my YouTube Channel - Please see the final cut below!
Uncertain Times, Edited by Zoe Van-de-Velde (2023)
This was a good practice and it helped me to think about how I wanted to make my longer final piece in terms of mood, style, and message. The editing process was fairly simple and I wanted to keep it this way in my final film. It is a little rough around the edges and in the final film, I will spend longer on each edit to ensure they are even smoother. I was pleased with the music choice as this does work well with the film and the crossfades are definitely going to be a feature in my final work.
Songfacts.com. (2023). ShieldSquare Captcha. [online] Available at: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/bauhaus/bela-lugosis-dead. [Accessed 01/1123]