Monday, October 26, 2009

LOOKING FOR LOVE

My new song, LOOKING FOR LOVE, is now on my facebook!

Go the page here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Listen to the song, and join my page if you like what you hear. :D

Please note that the song was written, produced, composed, arranged, and performed by me. Any plagiarists out there should take note that this song is copyrighted.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mobile Music video

Hey guys, so I tried to convert Don't Leave Me for mobile format to watch on your phone.

It's a 9mb mp4. Download from the link and take it from your pc to your phone. Tell me if the quality is good enough, or if you have any problems. :)


DON'T LEAVE ME - SPENELO_mobile_mpeg4_001.mp4


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Don't Leave Me

Don't Leave Me - Spenelo from Spenelo Stevens on Vimeo.



When the idea for turning this song into a video came to me, I was still in a very negative mindset. Trying to do everything on my own, shy to try new things, afraid to really go for the things I need. BUt somewhere along the way, I found some divine intervention, and since July I've been living a totally revamped life, powered by God, unashamed of my talents, not scared to go for my dreams, patient in my endeavours, gracious in failure, taking the most out of them, heeding the advice from those who have been there before, sharing my new ideas with them, and striving to be the best no matter what negative people say, and trust me, there will ALWAYS be a few of them out there.


I first tried to make this all graphics, a video living on the pages of a sketch book (which is ironic, because I'm not exactly Picasso when it comes to drawings)



This idea went through some changes, but then got thrown out the window.


I tried a few ideas after that:










But after that I settled upon this storyboard.



http://spenelo.deviantart.com/art/DLM-story-board-rough-139376881

And made a professional version there of



http://spenelo.deviantart.com/art/DLM-story-board-139376673

After that we shot it on RED camera, in a green room, then the footage was keyed out, after being edited into the sequenced edit.



For example, in this scene, the cafe scene, I had to create a cafe background. So after keying out the green, I created the cafe itself in 3d, then added some chairs, then the park background, then comped everything together and color graded it. That's pretty much the process I had to do for all the comps. Although, this was the only place where external 3d was used, it was all 2d for the rest of it.