Video Production

Background

Aside from visual design, photography and videography are also my passion. I kept growing my photography knowledge with design and studying both encouraged my career to step further to create various mediums.
I volunteered at companies I worked whenever there were opportunities for photography and videography to appeal that I would do many things, not just graphic design.

Skills I use

Drawing a storyboard
Making a visual concept and design
Camera setting & preparation
Filming & editing
Motion graphic

Tools

Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop
After Effects
Premiere Pro
Audition

Process

Discussion to Storyboard

Having a great conversation with stakeholders is essential to understanding what they are trying to achieve before jumping into the detail.
I usually ask;
What's the purpose of the video?
Who's the audience(or target)?
What's the best medium to attract the audience's attention?
What'll the story be like? (or do you have a script for the video)
How long is this video going to be?
After the conversation, I ask stakeholders to write more detail about the story. When I receive a written script, I transfer the script to a drawing on a storyboard and share it with them to receive their feedback. The feedback and re-drawing happen back and forward for a few times.

Graphics & Animation

When the storyboard is almost done, I think about how to visualise each scene efficiently. I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create graphic elements and then use After Effects for creating animation.
When clients and stakeholders expect too much visual effects that I can't visualise, I let them know the limitation or alternative ways to cover them.
MetService introduced a new warning level reserved for the most extreme weather events and new colours and graphics to more clearly signify the type of alert in place.

Field shoot

When taking a shoot in the off-site field, there are some considerations to think about beforehand:
1. Finding a location with no disruptions. 2. Time of the day, especially when taking a shoot outside. Sunlights and unexpected conditions could impact the shoot significantly.
3. Talking with the person on the screen. Checking on the person's condition, clothes, make-up, and timings to cut the script and scenes.
There are tiny things to check, but those are the major ones to tick.
Filming on a field needs a lot of energy, even though it would be just a couple of hours. I always remind myself and others that it will take longer than we expect and be exhausting. A detailed discussion with rehearsal beforehand would save great energy and comes out with a great result.
The video was shared 171 times and watched 62,000 views nationally