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Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Home Movie Style" vs "Professional Style"

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

Last night I met up with Hani and we were watching the director's cut of El Mariachi during dinner. We started talking about the differences between "Home Movie Style" which is how most of us at home film our home videos vs. "Professional Style" which is using different camera angles, recording the sound effects seperately, and adding extra touches (i.e. music) to enhance the film.

We decided to put ourselves in Robert Rodriquez's shoes and do a quick shot in the parking structure downstairs. We made it challenging by pretending we only had 60 seconds of film to record on. We didn't have any idea what we wanted to film and kinda decided it while we were walking to the parking garage.

So I thought it would be cool to show you the difference between "Home Movie Style" vs "Professional Video Style", so here it is.

The scene is a man walking through the garage door and then entering his car.


CLIP #1 is the "Home Video Style". The cameraman stands in one stationary position and records the scene with just a simple pan. Basically, its all filmed in one shot and the video & audio were recorded at the same time.









CLIP #2 is the "Professional Style". There are a total of 11 different shots (instead of the 1 compared to Clip #1). We recorded the whole thing in silent and then we recorded all the audio separated (folli). Basically, we made all the sound noises and then added it to the silent film so the audio came our clearer and more realistic (you can barely hear the sound from Clip #1). Then we added background music to give it a suspenseful feel to it (the spicy on the cake baby!).









Both clips were compressed because of bandwidth issues. If you want to see a higher quality of the clip, click here.

Some of you may think that the music is the only difference between the two but its not. Here is the same Clip #1 with the music of Clip #2. Yeah, the music makes it more interesting but visually it still dull and the sounds (gate closing, footsteps, keys going into ignition, etc..) are harder to hear and sound very distant.

Now you don't have to film the full scene for every shot but rather just a few seconds of each and then you can put them all together during editing. We were going to put the lens cap when we were recordign the folli but decided not to. Its actually better that we didn't because with the lens cap off, we were able to see what sounds we were making. For example, when the guy was moving his feet, then you know that you were recording the footsteps. Otherwise, you would be looking at a black screen with a bunch of sounds. That would be a headache to cut in the editing room and take up way too much time.

Finally, make sure you record more camera angles than you need. We pretty recorded each camera only once and that was it. Instead of wasting time repeating shots, we used our time filming just a few seconds of a bunch of different camera angles. Then during editing, we decided on the best angles and we used the top 10 angles for clip #2. That's something to keep in mind next time you are storyboarding you film.
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19 Comments:

At March 21, 2006 5:01 PM, Blogger MrTractor said...

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At March 21, 2006 5:04 PM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

This was only an experiment and was done very quickly. If you pay close attention, the audio isn't even synced properly. The point was to demonstrate the difference between using one camera angle and panning vs. using multiple camera angles.

 
At September 05, 2006 10:39 PM, Blogger www.McWorld.net said...

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At October 03, 2006 9:14 PM, Anonymous Mr. Noodles said...

Salaams,

Wow, this shows how talented you guys are as filmmakers. to be able to shoot that scene in like five minutes and make it that good is great.

Hopefully I'll be that skilled one day soon! [I'm 15 right now, so plenty of practice time!]

P.S. What kind of camera did you use?

 
At November 03, 2006 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOWWWWW! Amazingly cool!

 
At November 03, 2006 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are good man ...

 
At December 02, 2006 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was cool got to hand it to ya

 
At January 17, 2007 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is exactly wat we need in this age! All the "special effects" to convey our religion even better! May Allah guide you'll and keep you'll on the correct path always..and help you'll continue to do good work.
oh and by the way plz check on wat kind of musical instruments are allowed in islam coz shaitaan will do anything to negate ur efforts!

 
At April 22, 2007 3:03 PM, Blogger Hashim said...

whoa that was awesome. looked really profesional too

 
At June 23, 2007 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow #2 was awsome!!!

 
At August 13, 2007 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

simply awesome

 
At August 18, 2007 7:34 AM, Anonymous Buy Levitra said...

Great article! Thanks.

 
At August 18, 2007 1:18 PM, Anonymous Phentermine said...

Thanks for interesting article.

 
At September 04, 2007 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

woow!! mashallah 3aleekom! I LOVE IT!
I've learned many things from clip #2. thanks alot. keep posting more of these yea! mashallah. :)

-anggi-

 
At September 10, 2007 3:42 AM, Anonymous Anonimous said...

Excellent website. Good work. Very useful. I will bookmark!

 
At October 03, 2007 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MashaAllah,

Thanks for the tips, InshaAllah next time I want to record something, I'll remember these.

I love filming!
:D

 
At October 25, 2007 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats true , we should stay away from music because shataan will do anything to mislead us into thinking its ok

 
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