Planning and Filming
Inspired by local news-style reporting, I wanted to create a location report that could seamlessly appear during a news broadcast’s sports segment.
I created a fictional story to cover, wrote a small script, mapped out the video to choose which parts I would appear on camera, and found a suitable location to film.
For the audio, I recorded myself both on a regular mic and a lapel mic. I did this because I was concerned about external noise disrupting or ruining takes. Having two separate recordings gave me more options in the edit.
Now that I had my fictional story, I created some fictional logos and other images in Illustrator. I designed the CLAB Football League logo, which was inspired by the official AFL logo, and then the scoreboard which imitates the Channel 7 broadcast scoreboard.
The team logos I did not design from scratch. The cartoon man in the Boronia Browncoats logo is by deviantart user outlawink. I added the text and the football. The wolf from the Wodonga White Wolves logo is a recolouring of the Green Canyon Wolves logo. After recolouring and a removing the outer lines, I added the background shield and text.
The Channel 4 logo is simply a number 4 that I made into a 3D cube and gave a basic rotating animation in After Effects. I put a slowly moving world map in the background and used a simple beat from Music Maker Jam to complete the news animation introduction.
Lastly, I made some scrolling text and a name card to overlay on the ‘reporting to camera’ sections. I added my precomposed spinning Channel 4 logo to finish it.
The audio was equalised, compressed, and mastered in Audition. I then put everything together in Premiere Pro. I colour graded my footage to give it the desired look, and made some minor alterations to the other clips.