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Kroeger (the ghost in the piano)

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by entropicremnants, May 8, 2013.

  1. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    A pointless little film I made playing around with hybrid photography -- combining stills with a bit of video and audio. Full HD with the G5.

    NOTE: Updated version based on some good suggestions received. Thanks all.

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJaHwhU07eU]Kroeger - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. redalien

    redalien Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Aug 23, 2012
    Tamas
    It would have been awesome to take pictures of the keys while you hold em from behind and then sync the video sound to the still shots as if a ghost is playing. But this is awesome as well entropic
     
  3. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Thanks and great idea! I'm new to this kind of thing but I will likely try more of it as time goes on.
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nice work John.
     
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Very nice. I loved those stills when you posted them, but the video and soundtrack are are even eerier. Bwahahaha! :biggrin:

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    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Very impressive, John! I particularly like the way that all of the still images gave the viewer the impression this was just a slideshow, which made the video portion all the more eerie. Nice choice of music as well.
     
  7. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Revised version

    NOTE: Updated version based on some good suggestions received. Thanks all.

    I've also updated the first post, but the original version is still on my YouTube channel as well.

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJaHwhU07eU]Kroeger - YouTube[/ame]
     
  8. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

    158
    Dec 10, 2012
    Bay Area
    I enjoyed the video. The composition was great. I think a slow scale in or slow pan could work well for this video.

    What made you decide to use a fade to black transition in the 1st part then use a crossfade transition in the 2nd part?
     
  9. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Excellent video! Its simplicity is haunting!
     
  10. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Thanks!

    Crossfade felt like acceleration to me and tied those slightly brighter scenes together. The blacks feel like rhythmic points and the fades like slurs to put a musical metaphor on it. I know that may sound dumb but thats how I feel it.

    Pretty new to elements editor and it does have limitations. I tried some pans and zooms but they were hard to control so I went for simple. A better editor might help or I might just not understand adobe elements yet.
     
  11. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Yep. The same. I used the upright for the music the grand is pretty bad off.