I was so consumed with my Vimeo Application that I decided to take a little break last week. And I was grossly sick.
Anyway, my application began for Community Apprentice began weeks before it was finished. An email from Vimeo said there were jobs available. How cool would it be to work for Vimeo? I was only qualified for one position, and I thought I would make a video to make myself standout. It wasn’t until later that I found out that was one of the requirements for applying. And the gig is a six month paid internship.
For my video, I really wanted to try to key a blue/green screen. As I had never done this, I thought it would be a great learning experience (as I try to do with everything). My station luckily has a blue wall. So, I lit it up like Christmas and set up the Canon 7D. I shot everything (had some ridiculous problems with the audio – I didn’t turn the mic on!) and got into the editing.
I found out how to key in After Effects (FCP’s keying is weak). Then, I exported over to FCP because that’s how I edit best. All this was pretty easy. It wasn’t until my massive multi-frame edit that I ran into some time-consuming problems. That montage probably took 8 hours to edit.
Another thing I wanted to try was kinetic typography. I watched a tutorial awhile ago (AE Tuts) and just remembered the general idea. Turns out, it’s pretty easy. Cannot wait to do more with this. Next, I added a sweet song and an ending.
That was the long process (which turned out to be one of the longest, most involved projects I’ve done – hopefully, it shows). I wanted a quality product for Vimeo to draw on, and I learned some great stuff along the way. As always, cannot wait to do more! Hopefully, Vimeo hires me. If so, six months in New York!!!!Tags: after effects, animation, blue screen, community apprentice, final cut pro, key, keylight, kinetic typography, new york, vimeo, vimeo application, vimeo.com