Post-production – 3

This is some links can teach you how to use Photoshop to change a photo into a pencil line drawing.


How to change a photo into a pencil line drawing in Photoshop



Post-production – 2

For the assessment 2, Albert and me are work on editing, and Bronte and Caroline are work on writing script. Bronte and Caroline review the footages and make some notes on it and according those footage and interviews to write the script. After they finished the script we can work on editing. But the fact is we are work on editing when they done the structure about the script. But there are some problems come out, for instance some content or part about the script is too much but we do not have enough B-rolls or interviews to support it. Another problem is when we follow the script to editing, we find that some parts is hard to communicate them together, it is not too link to each other. And then Albert and me were according the script and the footages to think about how to communicate them together. So that we find we can separate the video to five part, they are history, house, wedding, daily life after marriage and regret. Then we call to Bronte and Caroline and told them about this plan. After the meeting, we all agree with it and decided change to this plan. Albert and me still work on editing part, Bronte and Caroline according to this plan to change their script.

Post-production – 1

In the post-production, we have to pay more effort on sound. Our interviews’ sound is not so good, and there are a lot of noises inside like people’s talk or footstep and ambience sound. This is why we have to use Adobe Audition to figure out this problem. I use Google to do some research about how to use Adobe Audition to reduce the noise and there are some tutorial for it. Firstly, we need chose the audio and send to Adobe Audition, and chose a few part that only have noise not people’s voice. And use “Capture Noise Print” which is behind “Effects” – “Noise Reduction/Restoration”, this step is to tell the program which one is noise. Secondly, we chose the whole audio and use “Noise Reduction (process)” which is behind “Effects” – “Noise Reduction/Restoration”, and then it will show a new window, and change the “Noise Reduction” to 80% and click “Apply”. Then you can hear the audio that reduces the noise. This is only work in Adobe Audition, but in the Adobe Premiere the audio is not replaced. Therefore, the final step is save the audio file and put this file in Adobe Premiere and replaces the old one audio. By using this way, the ambience sound was reduced the noise and the interviews’ voice is clearer.

This is the YouTube link can teach you how to use Adobe Audition to reduce the noise, but it is Chinese:


We stay in George Town for five days, in the museum we shot B-rolls about clothes, shoes, house and their daily life. Also we shot four people’s interview in George Town. After the meeting, we decided to shot a hyper-lapse like walk through the street to museum, and this video can be put at the beginning. In the first day, we try to shot the hyper-lapse. At the beginning we capture one picture by move one step, then we find it is really slow and we need to spend a long time on it. Then we change to move two steps to capture one picture. When we back to the hotel, connect the camera to laptop, the hyper-lapse will suddenly speed up and it is too shake. Therefore, I start to doing some research about how to shot hyper-lapse on Internet. After the research, I find that we need always keep in same speed, for instance keep one step or two steps and do not change it when shooting. Also we need keep the main object always stay in the center of the screen which can make the video not too shake. After done the research, I told to Albert and discuss how to shot the hyper-lapse for next day. This time it has really good change than before.

Because George Town is our first place for shooting, at the beginning when we are film in museum, every scenes Albert will ask me how to set the camera and I will come to help him and the setting for him, after few times he can does it by himself and the quality is really good.


After last semester course, I chose to work with Bronte and Caroline’s group on the topic of Peranakan culture. Also I joined Albert’s group on the topic of who artists struggle with their life. For the most work of pre-production like doing research, contact with people or organization and making schedule, I did not attend because last semester I work on my own project but finally I change to their group.

After I chose to work with them, we already met a lot of times. We chose the time to filming and buy the fight ticket for two projects. Before we start to film, we already have decided everyone’s role for the two projects. For the two projects, my role is cameraman and director. Because I study media when I am bachelor, therefore, I already have some experiences before. In this situation, I already negotiation with two projects’ producer Albert and Bronte about the problems that we might face when filming and what we need prepare before we go.

For the pre-production work, I just make a few contributions on it, but I give them a lot of advice for production work. It is very useful and important when we move to production work.

Task 3: investigate digital tools

In this task, I chose option 2 as my project.

Option 2. Create a 3-part branching video (a video that branches to two more videos) using Youtube or Interlude Treehouse. Post it on your personal blog.

I use Interlude Treehouse to make an interactive video, and this is the link to my video: