SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: X

Today, I recorded a vlog on my own YouTube channel to wrap up the term two social media where I talk about my thoughts and feelings about the whole project.

You can watch the vlog below:

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IX

After weeks of planning and putting plans into action, I can finally say that we have completed the final cut of our project and that the first ever video from L.B.L Views is now uploaded on our YouTube ready to watch! Don’t forgot to subscribe to our channel for future videos where we will be discussing even more topics that we’ve taken from social media.

You can find our first video here as well as our channel which can be found here.

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VIII

Today’s post will be about the editing process in Adobe’s Premiere Pro. As mentioned before, each group member was given two of the recorded questions each to cut down and edit which we will then collate and add music to as one once completed. Luckily, there wasn’t a lot of complex editing that had to take place in this project. As a group, we talked quite naturally in the videos and the fast majority of conversation already flowed well. The first thing I did was watch through each of the clips individually and made note of any parts where we messed up, tripped over our words or if there was a particularly long pause when talking. I then went in on the timeline with the razor tool to snip these parts so that they could be deleted then move the clips to fill in the space where they had been deleted. To make sure the flow of conversation didn’t seem interrupted, I used a transitional video effect where the individual clips joined otherwise the video would just jump to the next spoken part. Technically that wasn’t necessarily however after watching it over I thought it looked much smoother with the transition.  In all honestly, this was a long a tedious process as I was trying to be as accurate as I possibly could to match the other clips from Kellie and Ayanna. It took me a few hours to tweak to how I like it but eventually I got there and it was finally ready to be fit into the final edit which means that we’re almost finished!

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VII

This week, we are finally ready to record the very first L.B.L Views video! The group arranged to meet briefly beforehand to discuss the order of things to make sure recording ran smoothly do that we wouldn’t run out of time (the room that we were in was scheduled for another booking after us so we couldn’t risk overrunning). We quickly scouted the room to find the best source of lighting as well as backdrop to fit with how we had planned it out to look, plain and simple. We then set up Ayanna’s microphone and opted to use one of our laptops ready for recording. The reason we decided against booking out a camera is that it was a busy period where everyone was wanting cameras to be loaned meaning we would have to potentially wait another week just to take one out and the time constraints of our schedule just wouldn’t allow it.

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Before we launched ourselves into the questions, we had a play around with the set up and recorded a few test shots just to check that the camera quality and audio were sufficient. Us being us, we got a little carried away and ended up recording way too many of these however once we wrapped up filming, we decided to use the bloopers to create and intro just to add a little personality to the video. As far as recording goes, I think that we all picked it up very naturally as soon as the camera rolled and we got to express ourselves in the way that we envisioned. A huge weight has been lifted with that now out of the way and I’m excited to see how the outcome will look now.

Stay tuned for my following post where I will be discussing some of my part of the editing process.

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VI

Just a quick update for you this week: We now have some social media platforms set up for you guys so you can get in contact with us!

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Add us on Snapchat @lbl.views

Or subscribe to us on our YouTube channel to watch all our latest videos here

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: V

This week, we’ll be prepping for the actual recording of the video. We thought over several locations for where this could take place such a waiting until class had finished to use the room, a syndicate room in the library or even one of our own rooms back in our flats but at last we find the perfect spot. Kellie came to us with a few available spots over in the Gateway House building. It’s perfect as the rooms are spacious, enough room to fit all our equipment, its quiet and the room has good acoustics which will definitely improve the sound quality of the final clip. It was a no brainer!

Next, we had to think about what equipment would be needed. Ayanna already owned a high-quality microphone due to her recording vocals which she offered for us to use which only left a camera and a computer. The room we have booked is already full of computers so that’s something we can check off of our list but we’re still considering going to AV Loans to take out a proper camera. Our over alternative would be to use a webcam to record.

Also in preparation for editing I have already found the perfect background track to accompany us. I specifically searched for royalty free music thus avoiding any potential copyright issues that we could face had we used music without permission. My group members loved it as much as I did luckily meaning that we’re set to go!

Go listen to the track I picked out here.

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IV

Today we focused on allocating roles between group members. We’ve decided that to speed up the editing process we will all contribute to making the video using Adobe Premiere Pro. Each group member will be given the rough footage of TWO questions each and they will be responsible to cut it down and edit in transitions to fit in with the other clips edited by the others. One of us will then take all the edited clips and compile them into a single video which will be uploaded onto our YouTube channel (yet to be made). I was also assigned the part of finding an appropriate backing track for the video that will play whilst we are speaking.

Next week, I will be discussing preparations for the recording process.

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: III

This week the task at hand was to source the material that we will be basing our material for our project from. As a group, we came to the decision that would source questions locally from our fellow classmates about life living as a student in Leicester and how it compares to their life back home. We originally planned to reach out through social media for questions but unfortunately, we couldn’t build a big enough following in time for this to work. Instead, we will use our social media platforms afterwards to continue this with the hopes that the next Q&A video will be constructed from an audience.

At the end of the session, we took in all the questions and picked the best six to answer in the video. The six questions are the following:

  1. What is Freshers Week like?
  2. What’s it like living in Halls?
  3. Do you like the city you study in?
  4. What is the difference between college and university?
  5. Do students have jobs whilst studying?
  6. What advice would you give to someone starting university?

We wanted to choose the most helpful and frequently asked questions to start us off. I feel like it will be a great way to introduce ourselves as well as our format to the audience.

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Reflective Video 2

So, this was a nightmare to upload since I recorded it on a really good camera, it had a special file type which I needed to convert before I could upload it. The image is so clear you can almost see my parent’s disappointment.

 

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – IT’S HERE!

As mentioned in my last post, the design for the zine is now complete. It’s been folded in the right ways and cut along the middle, now it’s an actual booklet!

As you can see it’s turned out pretty well. A lot better than I expected in all honesty. The only thing that’s slightly annoying is the print margins, which technically could be cut off but I wouldn’t want to ruin the text on the pages. I did run into one printing snag along the way though! When I was designing it, I was flipping the pages vertically but not horizontally, so my first one that I made actually had its pages backwards. I realised pretty quickly where I went wrong though, I was thinking about making it a monthly thing, a release on the first day of every month.

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – FINISHING UP DESIGNS!

All that’s left for me to add to finish off the first issue of Kulture is the inside cover page and the back cover page, which I want to keep relatively simple throughout the page.

I thought of a really nice quote for the inside cover page, since it’s the first thing that the reader will see. It says “Streetwear is more than just a style, it’s a Kulture”. I decided to keep it at that. It’s simple but effective. The font gives it an urban feel to it:

That left me with one more page, the back cover. I decided that the best thing to do would be to let people know what’s coming in the next issue, which would be musicians and their style. So I threw in a few images with people like Future (image here), Pharrell (image here), and A$AP Rocky (image here).

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The back cover for Kulture

The zine’s design is finally complete! This is the basic layout of the zine:

And yes, I did mean to use different fonts for each page. The next post will be on creating the zine physically, I’m quite excited to see how this pans out, because my folding skills are attrocious.

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – GOLFWANG

Tyler, the Creator is just about my favourite person in the world right now, he’s a rapper that has a very dark sense of humour, and ever since I realised that all of his projects link into one story, I’ve thought he was a genius. Well, not only does he skateboard and rap, he has his own clothing brand named Golf Wang. He’s actually the reason behind myself wanting to start a clothing brand.

GOLFWANG clothing really makes a statement, it’s screaming out “look at me!”, the colours are vibrant and the designs are simple, as if there’s a sense of childlike wonder about them. As with many streetwear brands, there’s very little information, or stock available when it comes to GOLFWANG clothing, but you get the gist of what it’s about from the design below:

 

This was created from 3 images. The top image can be found here, the bottom image can be found here, and the middle image can be found here.

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – YEEZY

Kanye West is pretty much a name that everybody knows nowadays, but he’s a bit like Marmite, you either love him or you hate him. I personally love Kanye, because he makes good music, he designs nice clothes and his ego is hilarious. After previous unsuccessful ventures with brands like Louis Vuitton and  Nike, he has now teamed up with adidas to create the YEEZY collection.

To show exactly how much they resell for, I took a screenshot from the results of the search “wtb yeezy” on reddit and put them in the background. The image of the guy on the fence (taken from here) is actually a model for the promotion of the new YEEZY Calabasas collection, and yeah, I tried to chop out the house smoothly, but couldn’t quite do it. You can find an image of the sneaker here on RedBubble, and the YZY logo here.

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – A BATHING APE

I’d love to be able to afford BAPE. The designs are so absurd and wacky with their famous shark hoodie, wearing one would really show off my eccentricity, it’s a pity that they’re such a big brand. Those hoodies go for over $200 each.

 

I made the BAPE  page quite simple, using the same image from the website I mentioned in a previous blog post, because I think it’s a great image; And an image of the actual logo from here; then a screenshot from BAPEinfo.com. The finished project can be seen below:

 

The zine’s really coming along. This is where it is so far:

 

I think I’ll be moving onto introducing YEEZY, Kanye West‘s brand next, as there was a release recently with adidas which could be incorporated in the page. Only 4 more pages to go!

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Kulture Issue One – Introduction to streetwear brands – Palace

I’ve been working on the second page for inside of the Kulture zine today. The second page is based on the London skateboarding brand Palace, which has established a huge name over the past two years or so, though it was founded in 2009. As with the previous page on Supreme, this page was designed on photoshop comprising of various images I sourced online and edited to give a basic indication of the brand itself. The design for this page can be found below:

 

 

The first image I got for this was the Palace logo which I placed in the center of the page and set behind all other images in the design. I think it looks pretty nice that way. This was sourced from here.

The second image I used in this project was a collection of skateboards released by Palace (Palace originated as a skateboarding brand, so I think it’s pretty relevant). The source of which can be found here.

The third and fourth images were cut from photoshoots that Palace released, showcasing some of their new designs. The third image can be found here and the fourth can be found here.

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