Currently working on a 3-D model and animation for the documentary.
Completed Pipe’s Personality
Filmed in conjunction with the Digital Media Studies Program in the School of Humanities and Human Sciences at The University of Houston – Clear Lake. Special Thanks to Michael Brims, Meisam Hashemi, Jack Moore, Robert Chambliss and Gabriel Bata.
Indebted to George and Michael at SG Price Pipe Organs, Rhonda Furr at Houston Baptist University, Ken Cowan and Daryl Robinson The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University,
Dr. Jerry Waite, organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
A warm thank you to all the supporter, cheerleaders, naysayers and all those who had input and feedback.
I can’t forget my family and Mr. Time Bandit.
Producing Final Video
Export to DVD – For best results capture or record at the following specs:
- Frames size: NSTC standard 720 x 480. if different, it will auto scale.
- Frame rate: 29.97 fps (NSTC). All footage must be same rate.
- Ascept ratio: 4:3 or 16:9
- Audio – 16 bit depth and 48 kHz sample rate
- Export to file for streaming: QuickTime, Windows Media and RealMedia
- Export to file for progressive downloadable video
Frame rate: 24, 25, or 30 fps constant same as footage
bit rate: 5,000 – 10,000 – 720p hd or 10,000 – 20,000 1080p hd
resolution – sd 640×480 4:3, 640×360, 16:9 hd 1280×720
codec: audio aac-lc
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Williams, C. F. A. (1916). The story of the organ. London: Walter Scott Pub. Co.
Shannon, J. R. (2009). Understanding the pipe organ: A guide for students, teachers and lovers of the instrument. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co.
Greene, R. C. (1982). The king of instruments. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Baker, D. (2003). The organ: A guide to its construction, history, usage and music. Princes Risborough: Shire.
Tying up loose ends..
I have more to report but getting horizontal is my main priority. I will fill in the details in the a.m. and have a link for you.
I finished editing. Rendering is another matter. Here’s the status. Yes, I does say 11 hours.
I have been exploring the historical aspect of the pipe organ and have requested seven books from the School of Music Library. After receiving and review those books for content, I plan on going to the workshop and getting more B-roll.
I am also throwing around the idea of a narrator. I realize that this must be done carefully and with attention to detail.
Thanks for all the comments last week in class. They were very helpful. See you next week.
Houston Baptist University showcases a Létourneau pipe organ. This instrument was made possible by the generosity of Sherry and Jim Smith. The 57-stop, 58-rank instrument is housed in the Belin Chapel of the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
Thank you, Dr. Rhonda Furr, who is HBU’s organ professor and organ consultant. She is also the Convention Coordinator for the 2016 American Guild of Organist‘s National Convention. Below are just a few of the images I captured of the Smith Organ.
Adobe has not revealed the update details, but said that some “milestone features” expected to ship in the coming months include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, “designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster [and] enabling video professionals to create videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently”.
The Old Days…
I have not edited video in twenty years. A classmate asked me last semester, “What program did you use back then?” My professor and I laughed. I shyly said “None”. and continued to tell the younger student about Betamax tape and linear editing from machine to machine. This process was destructive and degenerated the quality every time an edit occurred. That did not make me feel old but just a little concerned about my learning curve.
Fast-Forward to the Present….
Since I have an Adobe Creative Cloud Account, I am using Premier Pro. I have finally gotten all my resources in my project file. Making sense of the workspace has taken a little longer than anticipated. This morning I made a trip to the library; and YES!; there still is a physical place and real books on the subject of this software. Realizing my limitations, I have found that just reading a chapter or two from a couple of books that I will be able to conquer these limitations and produce the best possible video that I can. Godspeed….