|Editing the "Flesh: Meet the Band" video.|
Unfortunately, the original video used a piece of copyrighted music, and I couldn't post it publicly until that music was removed. The original edited video did not include split audio tracks, so I had to go back to the original source for the rebuild. I decided to upscale the video to 720p at the same time.
I knew that I would be passing every source clip through Adobe After Effects, so I decided I would use Adobe Premiere Pro for my edit. Most of the time, I prefer using Avid Media Composer, but for this project, Adobe Premiere Pro worked best for my workflow. As I wrote in "What is the Best Video NLE Out There?", the best system is the one that works best for the workflow of your current project.
For the person-on-the-street interviews, all the chroma was removed and a scan-line look was achieved by adding a partially transparent black layer with a venetian blind effect on it.
|Stephen Powell, bass guitar.|
The ambient sound recorded by the camera included all the vocal instructions that the operators were giving each other and the cues given to Stephen as the camera approaches his face. For that reason, none of the ambient sound at the time of the shoot was usable. The sounds such as the scratch and yawn were done in post production.
|Adobe After Effects timeline with a HOLD keyframe on Time Remapping.|
|Michael Katz, drums.|
Next week in "Real Workflows - Flesh: Meet the Band (Pt 3)", we'll discuss some of the music decisions that were made when restoring the Flesh: Meet the Band video.
Flesh performing the song "Simple Love" live on the radio in Boston, MA