The seventh episode in the series A Day in the Mouth features Lau Nau, the musical alias of Laura Naukkarinen – a singer-songwriter, composer, producer.
This episode took a while to put together as I first felt that I had not done justice to Laura’s amazing kindhearted person and her massive enthusiasm for music well enough while filming Laura and her family. It took an editor other than me to find that from the footage. This is the first time anyone edits my videos and I’m very excited that Eeva Tuomi was able to bring out what I was perhaps too close to able to see. Laura and myself have known each other for a long time and she is among one of my oldest “musical” friends. Especially in this case it was nice to see someone else juggle the questions of what to include and what to leave out.
This episode was filmed on two different cameras. A Sony FS700 was used on the sit down interviews and some of the outdoor low light shots. A Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used on all the handheld footage. It’s amazing how well the pocket camera grades. It’s much better then the FS700 with it’s low bit rate internal AVCHD codec. I was able to correct all the BMPCC shots exactly as I wished. You can see the quality difference clearly if you look at the sit down interview parts, the grade starts to fall apart.
Eeva edited on Premiere Pro and I did all the post work on Premiere as well. After transferring to Mac and Adobe Creative Cloud my editing and work has become a lot quicker and easier. There are some annoyances in the Adobe world and things I miss from Sony Vegas Pro but overall I can’t recommend it enough. If you have to provide files to anyone in the media industry it’s so much easier to work with Prores files.
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