Monthly Archives: November 2011
This video was created as part of a mock commercial campaign for a video production class I am taking. I worked with a partner, shooting everything on our Canon 60D DSLR cameras. The music is called Your Wide Eyes by The Family Simpson, and was obtained for free from the Vimeo music store. I edited the piece in Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Today and tomorrow Menards TV commercials will be featuring some of my After Effects work for the Christmas Catalog Sale. Look for video superimposed inside a glass Christmas tree ornament. Those are the spots I created in AE. It was a lot of fun to make, so I hope people get to see it. I may recreate the effect for the blog with my tree at home if I have time before Christmas. For now, watch some TV! And if you see the one of the spots, let me know what you think!
It has been nearly a month since my last post, so here is an update. Most of my efforts lately have been going into my coursework in the UW-Stout MS-ICT program. Basically I have either been shooting video for the Web, or researching different methods of distributing video on the Web.
I will be posting some more video work on the blog very soon. I am in the process of finishing up a commercial campaign project for a video production class. Shooting for the project was a lot of fun. I got to use a new piece of equipment that the university recently purchased, a three foot slider. It looks similar to this one on Amazon.com. In my opinion putting a HDSLR on a slider is a recipe for beautiful footage. I’m looking forward to the post-production.
Last week I finished a research paper on HTML5, and the transition away from plugins for Web video. The e-book Dive Into HTML5 proved to be an extremely valuable resource. It covers everything from browser support for the HTML5 video tag, to supported codecs, and falling back on Flash in older browsers.