Posts by: John Roach

Requiem for a dream

In this sequence (I apologize in advance for the content!) the editing and manipulations give the impression of a distorted perception of time. The scene also makes heavy use of color and also has some split screen shots. A little bit of everything.

Correcting skin tones in Adobe Premiere

Correcting skin tones in Adobe Premiere

Here’s a good tutorial that shows how to correct and adjust skin tones. The tutorial is a bit technical in terms of talking about cameras and stuff, but it’s a pretty helpful example of using the HSL Secondary color correction effect.

Split Edits

Split Edits

A split edit, is a transition from one shot to another in film or video, where transition of the audio and video happen at different times. This is often done to enhance the aesthetics or flow of the film, allowing the audience to see context—either before or after—of speaking rather than simply the speaking itself.

Creative Match Cut Examples & Editing Techniques

In film, a match cut is a cut from one shot to another where the two shots are matched by the action or subject and subject matter. For example, in a duel a shot can go from a long shot on both contestants via a cut to a medium closeup shot of one of the duellists.

Slow and Fast

Slow and Fast

Our perception of time and our ability to see detail or understand change can be impacted by the way an event is captured or depicted.

Yoko Ono – Blink

Yoko Ono – Blink

16 mm film shot by Peter Moore with a high-speed camera at 2000 frames per second, which is projected at normal speed, 24 frames per second, thus creating a slow-motion effect

THE GAP by Ira Glass

I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu’s lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass’ voice, and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between one’s taste and one’s skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira’s interview – using my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Increasingly sophisticated virtual reality can reward almost every sense, creating a fiction that the brain believes is authentic. Stevyn Colgan explores the addictive possibilities of this sensory immersion, from calorie-free eating to victimless crimes.

Time Maps – Vincent Meertens Studio

Time Maps – Vincent Meertens Studio

Due to the good public transportation in the Netherlands distance has become irrelevant. We can reach almost any destination by train easily and relatively quick. In our busy lives we now think in time rather than distance. Therefore the current maps, as we know them today, are obsolete.

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Biological Time and decay

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Biological Time and decay

Originally a sculptor, Sam Taylor-Johnson began working in photography, film, and video in the early 1990s. The split between being and appearance in situations where the line between interior and external sense of self is in conflict – has always been in the centre of her creative work.

Radiolab – Beyond Time

Radiolab – Beyond Time

This hour, Radiolab goes to the front lines with men and women who are battling against time — or at least the common-sense view of time.

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