Making ‘Living With Meningitis’ has easily taken over my life. I have been filming, editing, creating logos, posters and trailers. Everything you might expect from a professional production. We are now in the middle of March and due to all the work I have been putting in behind the scenes I have neglected my blog somewhat.
Long overdue, here is an update of where things are at. So, I have messed around with various different trailers/teasers and how to edit them for the right effect – finally making one which I am happy with (link to follow)! Along with this I have created a mass advertising campaign consisting of logos and posters, both digital and physical.
Both of these posters are currently having customer frames made to support there sheer size! I have had them printed in A0 the largest size available, the reasoning behind this is basic. Its a Poster. In order to get as much attention as possible I have made it as BIG as possible. This fits in with most movie posters typically seen at cinemas, which have been tried and tested for years.
I have also created a DVD case, this will be used to send the charity MENINGITIS NOW a copy of the finished documentary.
However it can be used as part of my EPK, so here’s how it was made!
And the final product (physical version to follow):
In terms of the editing of the documentary, I have never and I really mean NEVER been involved in editing quite as complicated as it is now – but I am still learning and from researching different techniques (either from tutorial on Adobe.com or from videos on YouTube) I hope to achieve the best possible outcome that I can. Here’s a sneak peak of the editing in progress!
Okay, to some this might not look like much, but as video editing has never been my main focus you’re looking at hours of hard work so far and within this track is multiple techniques which have involved hours of watching/practicing/reading to get as close to perfect as possible.
Going forwards I plan on doing more filming, not at the HQ of Meningitis Now but more filler shots of nature. This is because at the HQ they had a beautiful memorial garden and they put massive emphasis on how precious life is – so with the connotations of nature tying into this perfectly I intend on utilising this for filler shots and to make the documentary feel more fluid.
Watch this space!