ULOG 002: Progress

in #ulog3 years ago (edited)

Transitioning from Photography to Videography is now made easier with the advanced filming capabilities of digital cameras. Gone are the days where photographers must buy a separate gear to start filming. My passion for making films started out of my eagerness to create stunning PowerPoint Presentations to compensate for my lack of preparation and knowledge about the reports. More than a decade ago, I found out that these presentations can be exported as video files and that feature totally blew my mind. Possibilities of what I can create are now endless. I know that would sound weird to the youth today but that was something during my time.

My process would start by creating designs and animations on PowerPoint and then edit the exported video on Windows MovieMaker to add and sync music. Equipped with what I thought back then was a groundbreaking skill and talent, I accepted the task of creating Orientation Videos for my school organization. Everyone loved it and they were all in awe when I revealed my process. No one knew they can create what seemed to me now was a Motion Graphics project through PowerPoint.

I would never let anyone see this video in real life and I actually cringed to death when I watched this again but I felt the need to show this for a better insight on my progress with videography. Watch it at your own risk. haha!

I’m hoping no one actually clicked the link and watched. haha!

Things changed when I got my first DSLR Camera. From animations, I then ventured into filming travel videos. Our 9-day trip to Myanmar gave me enough time to switch between two passions. This video was created back when travel videos weren’t that popular yet. Now, it’s a sin not to release a video compilation after trips.

I made this for my sister and didn’t really intend to share it but a friend saw this on my Vimeo account and shared it on Facebook. I just shifted from Chemical Engineering to Fine Arts that time and didn’t know anyone in class. I’m that student who sits at the back and interacts with no one but myself. That video caught the attention of some of my classmates. It paved the way for me to start making friends and even get an invitation to be part of an art collective called LUNA. Individuals, who all happened to be shiftees as well, with varied skill sets came together with one common goal - to spread art across the city. Leading all the videography projects, I turned my back on photography. A move that was never on my plan but was welcomed with open arms.

We were lucky enough to get projects that allowed us to have the creative freedom that we wanted. We had a good number of following on social media and we were getting a lot of clients. These projects gave me a better understanding of art. Being surrounded by people who share the same interests kept me inspired. From concepts to post-production, I enjoyed every minute of it.

I finally had the chance to update my Video Reel of all the projects we worked on since we started. A totally different output compared to my first video. I may have learned how to use better software but my resourcefulness is still on my videos. I learn by doing things my own way and exploring features without prior knowledge. I can’t wait to update this video with all the new projects I’ll be starting this year. Sharing this link marks the start of a series of Motion Graphics and Film posts that I’ll be sharing here. I would appreciate any creative critique that you can give.

Here are some screenshots from the Video Reel:

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Thank you for viewing!

Warmest regards,

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Yes right for now, to make the video easier, even the powerpoint can directly be converted into video. Ease of learning is also available a lot of tutorials on social media. As long as we want to learn definitely can. using a mobile phone can also make a good video. You have shown nice video editing and merging several media in one video. Thank you very much.

thanks @aiyub99! I totally agree with you. Everything is available on the internet nowadays. It’s all about the person’s willingness to learn.

I think you are extremely talented. I loved seeing the transition from when you started till now. Actually even the video of your your 9-day trip to Myanmar is pretty cool. I noticed that your first video doesn't have sound? I think you said you made it from a powerpoint presentation and then put the pieces together right? Couldn't you perhaps add a background music to it or something. Either way, I enjoyed the last video. I loved how you put the different scenes together. The music? Mind blowing that's for sure. You said you were not done with the project. When are launching or finalising it then? Great job over all. You are indeed legendary in what you do.

Hi @greenblossom! Youtube blocked the music due to copyright reasons. When I started, I would just use any good music I find and that wasn’t a problem with Youtube before. The reel contains video projects until the end of 2017. This year, I have a lot of projects in mind that’s totally different from this reel. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Hilak ko ron! Grabe ka maayo bai. Kadumdum gyud kos Sinulog video nnyo. Grabe ka tsada!

haha. kato thesis? gimingaw nakog buhat ug videos.

wow really beautiful animation. nice video. thanks for @legendarryll

Sir you deserved my upvote, even though is not quite big and a follow, because you inspired me. Keep doing it and you are true legendary @legendarryll :)

Hi @roldamn! Thank you so much. I appreciate comments like yours more than the value of the upvotes. :)

Dar! I clicked the first video, hahaha. And I spy with little eye Mr. & Ms. TC Cleopatra-esque me! All the best for your strict daily routines, Dar

Kakainggit! Ang mga numero lang ang tinitingnan ko. Hahaha! 👍❤️😊

@lengendarryll wao! this is fantastic from the presentation i got to no what i can do myself now with editing. cant wait for you to finish the work and get fully loaded

you can come up with great animations through PowerPoint. It’s all about your creative vision. :)

OMG KA AMAZING ANI OY <333333333333

thank you @smaeunabs! nainspire nako mumake ug more projects. haha

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Ugggh it is so nice. Every clip was well-thought!!

Thanks @hesaid! it was a really long creative process but worth it!