Main Task: Editing

We have placed all our shots in our desired order, using temporary place holders until we filmed the detective profile and interrogation shots.

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We have found a piece of music called “Darkness Is Coming” on incompetech.com: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=darkness+is+coming (9th down). We have proceeded to edit our transitions to the beat of this track.

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We have stabilised all shots that benefited and played with the speed of some shots to increase their quality, for example in shot 8, we have sped up part of the shot where the murdered smashes the victim’s head on the sink and slowed it down when he pulls it up. This created the illusion of force in the attack where previously there was none, making the shot feel more real. We also sped up 25 where the victim is hanging dead, this created the effect of the dead body swaying, the fast motion of the swaying also suggested a great amount of time had passed; giving the shot a more sickening, disturbing feel.

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We have experimented with some effects on our shots, including flashes, keys, trails, ken burns, vignette and blurs. And we are beginning to colour correct our shots to unify them in a common style, communicating the eerie, untrustworthy world we want create.

For colour correction we also plan to use different colours for the detective/murderer, depending on which identity his in. The murderer we will have a pale, sickening green tint whilst the detective will have a pale, eerie orange tint. The difference shows the intensity and nature of their mind state, both are disturbing as both are the same disturbed person, yet difference in colour reflects on their different identities.

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