Historic Old Abilene Town is not what it used to be, so I gathered some videos to help me find different ways to portray it as a place that’s more alive than what it actually is. The videos below have good examples of lighting, imagery, angles, storytelling, and first person.
The K-State Mask: CHISHOLM TRAIL
This was filmed in Old Abilene Town, so it’s a perfect example of how I could change Old Abilene Town, and specifically the Alamo Saloon, into a lively scene. The story itself is good, and is taken further with the lighting that helps set the mood, the background, and the scenery. It has the style of ragtime and old western music in the background, great angles to tell the story, and good use of special effects and sounds.
Manchester University – Autumn on Campus – Promotional Video
This is a useful video to watch, because it shows how to use angles, lighting, and imagery to your advantage. The campus most likely is that beautiful, but you could take just about any scenery and make it look beautiful through those techniques. It’s something I will definitely need to take advantage of to make Old Abilene Town come to life.
How it Feels [through Google Glass]
Just like the other videos, this had good examples of lighting, imagery and scenery, but it also promoted the Google Glass very well. My favorite part about this video is the first person point of view, especially since I’m thinking about starting my video in a first person perspective.
“Point of View” a short film by Doug Smith
Another first person video.