Friday, December 24, 2010

Showreel 2011

After a lot of research on showreels, I decided to do my own. Here is my work:

Showreel 2011: Gabriel Camelin from Gabriel Camelin (Freelenser) on Vimeo.

This showreel combined my work from previous music videos, post-production work and VJ work.

- Slowreverse - Monster (Thailand, 2010)
Direction and Post-Production

- Winterplay - Touche mon amour (Korea, 2010)

- Pop Shuvit - Oh Sizuka (Malaysia, 2009)

- Project E.A.R - South East A (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, 2009)

- The Robot Disaster - Guitars are overrated (UK, 2008)
Direction and Post-Production

- The Standards - The Proposition (Thailand, 2008)

Soundtrack for the Showreel: Jean-David Caillouet

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sketchbook on Reflective Practice

This sketchbook was design for the module reflective practice 2, for my MA in Visual Communication with Birmingham City University. The goal was to explore how to create a good showreel, explore the use of DSLR video shooting for music videos and color correction techniques.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Butoh, 550D camera and color grading test

As I never used DSLR Camera before for video purpose, I needed to test the advantage and inconvenient of such a tool. I also wanted to test color grading with a Color finesse. This is part of my thesis project.

This Butoh performance took place at Boka Photography and Fine-Art Gallery, Bangkok for the opening of the photographic exhibition called Butoh III 2010 on Friday 3rd of December 2010.

The video was shot with a 550D canon and a 28mm 1.8 lens

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Slowreverse band photographic Portfolio

Here is what I submitted to Birmingham City University as some experiments of photography for Bands. You can see all the process below in other articles I wrote.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Slowreverse Band Shoot

Finally here are my pictures i took for the thai Band Slowreverse at Bangsue Station on Monday 3rd of April. We went there early in the morning hoping for the sun... He was there, but clouds were here too. I could shoot for 2 hours until the monsoon took over. I think I have enough photos for promo purposes, but the light issue makes my editing more complicated...

Here is the making of:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Location Scouting for Slowreverse

I spent a bit of time these two last days around Bang Sue train station. I chose this place for its unique combination of urban and nature, which I think fits with the band. I did some tests of chronophotography, as it is a technique I never tried before, I am planning to use it in my shooting.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First and Second Experiment

Here are my first and second experiment using camera glued on pencil and a dozen of students. I am still considering working or improving the second experiment which in my opinion looks quite good however maybe lack of narrative or a stronger line of concept.

My first experiment:

Music Writing experiment from Freelenser on Vimeo.

My Second Experiment:

Slowreverse - Monster from Freelenser on Vimeo.

Using a small CCTV camera glued on a pencil, a dozen of my students skills in drawing or dancing on paper, 2 more cameras... here we go!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Finding a way for a visual representation of the track

To facilitate my editing and also bring creative solution, I completed a few weeks ago a song map. This is rather simple:
I asked in December the musician to give me separate tracks for each elements he used in his song. I did this in case I was planning to synchronize some visual elements to some specific instruments (the singer voice for instance could interact by vibrating or scaling up and down some visuals through its intensity). The interesting part I noticed about it when i opened the tracks in Logic Pro is that they also have blanks, making noticeable for instance, where the guitar is playing and where it is not.
The idea of the map appears during production, when i was struggling about seeing where are the key moments of the song. I felt that track soundwave was uninspiring and left only a few noticeable spots. Therefore I opted for a system where every instruments could be displayed, facilitating the visualization of the track.
I didn't want to do a simple screenshot of my timeline in Logic, as the quality would be too low for printing in big size, i looked on internet for an application that could export the soundwave visual into vector. After a few minutes, i found an obscure application named Praat, an application for phonetics... but with a great magical option nowhere to be seen: exporting the sounwave into an eps file!
From that I could work in Adobe Ilustrator, change the colors remove the unnecessary attributes given by Praat and combining all into one file! Voila!

This greatly helped me during my editing mostly, where i could visualize the lyrics in its context, also to decide when to change from shot to shot.
I also did a video version of the file. So i could visualize directly in Premiere pro or after effects how the music is changing. To create the animated bars, i created an expression in after affects to link the size of each bar to the intensity of each instrument.

Slowreverse Track analysis from Freelenser on Vimeo.

On the right side is one of my first draft of visual representation. I constantly needed to listen the music to place the main elements on the soundwave. I realize i could work much faster with each elements separated...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Reflective visual Journal...

Here is my RVJ... I am quite new with Issuu, and I see they have a magazine function, so i plan to reupload my RVJ very soon so it's more easy to read.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Micro-Project 3: Band Photography/building band Identity

These are some of my previous photos I took during promo shooting or my own time. It is not the first time that I take pictures for bands but it is the first time that I will do a planned shooting for promotional purposes...