Double Page-Spread

I have finally finished my double page spread. This is what it turned out like: last draftThis is my final draft on my magazine double page spread. I liked the way the focus of the poster is the top half of both pages; the eyes of Isaac and the title ‘Isaac’ clearly visible. I wanted to create an article on the reaction to the release of Isaac and its hit success.

Ancillary 2 Evidence

While editing my double page spread, i was able to save drafts of the progression of my editing. This allowed me to correct mistakes that might be executed through the process. When creating this double page spread, the hardest part of it was the editing the fading background in as the colouring changed and there was still a hint of blue within the background. I had to crop the right side of the picture so the face was completely on one side of the picture. This was because the face would have been split in half if in the middle.

Production Log Poster Editing

Again I have continued editing my poster, combining the images that I have edited with the ‘Cutout’ filter. Making layers on Photoshop to add images I was able to finish my collage and have the foreground for my poster. After that I added the writing for the poster, using ‘Lucida Handwriting’ for the Title. I also used ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’ for the poster credits to and shrank the lettering to 9.5 size. I then added the movie award template and the stars, using the duplicate tool to create the same size awards. This allowed me to finished the poster. Here is the editing process throughout:

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Ancillary 2 Production Log

Looking at the set up for my double page spread, I know the type of images that I am using but I believe that the set out is important so I want to look at different sets.

Here is some digital ideas for my ancillary work:

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As much as I like this set out I feel like there is a lot things going on within this double page spread, feeling more like an action genre would have to look like. Though I do like the use of different photos showing more of what the short film is about. 
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With this double page spread has both pictures of the main character, looking at the idea of having them both because it shows more of a romance and doesn’t give anything away bow the narrative. 

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Main Task: editing

When looking at editing, we are also playing around with filters seeing if they work well with the idea of limbo the way we want to portray it. As we are editing, we are also looking a shots and putting filters on them. This is what we have played around with so far:

Filters- advantages and disadvantages:

GLORY: As a team we all liked Glory as a filter to have during all of our Limbo shots, this filter gives a glow around all the subjects/objects. This gave the affect of having an unrealistic world, which compliments idea Limbo between life and death.

ARTIFACTS: Artifacts is very similar to the filter ‘Glory’ but distracts the audiences with the one side colour change, which looks like the lighting is over exposed. We don’t think we will be having this filter because we preferred Glory even more.

COMBAT: Though this is similar to Glory, is has a darker filter which when there are darker areas of the surface then it deepens the colour. I don’t like this for our piece because our idea of Limbo is unnaturally bright, this juxtaposes our idea.

HIGHLIGHTS: When looking at Highlights, there seems to be a white shine moving across the shot. This is very distracting towards the audiences so I’m not sure we want to use it.

HARDLIGHT: This filter looks at dark, doing opposite from what Glory. though this is a goof effect, it overwhelms the character where because of his colour of his skin it exposes the shot where we want to show the un natural world.

INTRO FLASHES: Looking at intro flashes, I like this filter personally because it shows his pain, it follows well with the idea of the character being in pain, the fast flashes give that idea of inserting pain. I want to use this for when he wishes to show pain, adding to the effect of emotions swell as the actors skills.

SHARPEN: This filter is very generic filter, but because of the footage we tok, there was a lot of sound within this shot so using the sharpen filter has helped make the shot better.

FADED SUN: The filter on this effect which is pinkish, doesn’t work with the rest of the dark areas which has be enhanced by the filter. Though its a nice filter, it makes the footage too dark.

BLACK AND WHITE: I personally really like this filter as the b/w affect does compliment the idea of limbo. Though I do like this idea of black and white for the Limbo world, it feels too generic for out miss en scenes. Furthermore if Glory doesn’t work well with our shots we may choose Black and White.

CARTOON: Where this filter creates a soft matte sharpen, I liked the look of this because of the makeup that is sharpened and feels a lot more fun for the audience. But we will not be using it because it doesn’t go with the other shots with the flow of colours.

CROSS HATCH: Though we don’t plan to use this shot or the filter, I really liked this filter because its look adds a glow to the effect of the lighting and if we had a scene like that we would properly use this filter.

VISUAL ECHO: Looking at this filter, it looks really good with the sparkler scene because it make the echo effect with the lighting of the sparklers which were unable tot replicate during filming. We plan to use this with the sparkler scene because it has really worked with the shots we have taken, making them more visually pleasing.


Main Task Sound

During our lesson, as we are editing we are also thinking about sound and where within our scenes we will insert these sounds. Thinking about the way we want to have the editing influenced by the sound. This allows us to think during editing about how we want to edit the scenes to compliment the sound. So far we have found a range of sound effects for the beginning scene (The white sound), the sound during the memories and also the sounds during the montage. These are the sounds:

  • My love (piano loop)
  • Piano improvisation 2.
  • Calm synthesiser, B wav.
  • Slow introduction 0T22m
  • Marianna piano melody.wav
  • Lonely piano om-30p7h
  • Eerie background space.
  • Ambient.mp3
  • Funny goat sound.
  • cinematic intro IN5B
  • Ringing saws.wav
  • Ringing in the ears.

Ancillary ideas

After looking at the shots from when we shot Limbo, I have found that one shot in particular looks very satisfying to look at as a still. Which has lead me to want to think about taking this still shot and creating a poster from the image. I have between these two images to decide from for the poster, as both show the idea of Limbo and have the characters face on.

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When looking at this image, because the shot has a small blur around the side, and focuses on the middle of his face, the extreme close is unnerving; with the eyes closed this lets little in about the story of the short film, leaving it a mystery.
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With this shot, the open eyes with the filter on creating a glow (the Glory filter) which allows this affect of unrealism and wonder. I like this photo for the poster because the white space allows areas for titles and writing.