Blog dedicated to actress/musician Leisha Hailey

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And The Winner Is......

This is really cool. Shannon aka (skipgo) won the UHH video tagging contest awhile back--I peeped her video yesterday and was amazed how ingenious and creative the video was...I'm impressed. Well Shannon is planning on giving the girls the shoes when she attends their concert, and she has vowed to give us feedback on the outcome. So Shannon, make sure you come back and tell us how it went. I'm really excited about the reaction you're gonna get when they receive the shoes. Good Luck. In the meantime--check out Shannon's video that won her the coveted prize.

10 comments:

speedy12 said...

Shannon---how did you make the video? I'm just curious about the whole technology of it...It fascinates me. :)

shannon said...

aw hey, thanks for posting that :)

so let's see. well first i drew the image on the shoes in light pencil (you can see it on the raw footage, but not on the youtube version). Then I put them on the green posterboard that was on my drafting table and i drew a little outline around them so i would know exactly what position they were in while i was filming. Then I took my pen and started drawing. I did one tiny bit at a time (about a centimeter or so), then I would take a photo with the camera I had mounted on a tripod. It was important to keep the camera in exactly the same spot, and to try to keep the shoes from moving too much (although they did move a bit!). I did this until the whole thing was drawn, and then I did the same with the painting. I ended up taking over 1000 photos! Then I imported all of the images into Final Cut Pro on my mac, which is an application for film/video editing. I set the time it would show each photo (about 1/5th of a second each if i remember correctly; so you're seeing 5 photos every second. Then I added the music and that's about it! I was really excited to win, and I really hope I can find the girls before the show to give them the shoes. I'll definitely let you know what happens with that!

LeeLin said...

Those shoes are sooo hot I swear!!!! I want a pair so bad, Congradulations on winning, you truly deserve it!!! Let us know how everything goes!!!

Fleur said...

1000 photos!!! what a devotion! But you have done a fantastic job and I bet the girls will absolutely love the shoes!! Have fun at the concert and think about us Europeans not living near London who cannot attend their gigs!

x_nat_ x said...

shannon I love your vid, its excellent. I watched it a coupla months back on youtube and was glued to my laptop!! Well done - I think the girls will appreciate the shoes a lot! :)

J School said...

those are some awesome shoes and that was an awesome vid. i don't think i'd ever have the patience to actually do something like that.

congrats on winning!

speedy12 said...

WOW SHANNON!!! IMPRESSIVE!! Unfortunately I don't have the patience for that...but I admire anybody who does. :) The shoes did move a bit, but that's actually a good thing...it gives life to the animation without the use of hands or other forms of apparati. As for that MAC PRO---that's my xmas present to myself. Great job Shannon... :)

Chi-City said...

Very Impressive.
I'm glad you shared how you made the video b/c I was truly wondering how in the hell u did that. I would wear those Vans mos def.

Vikki said...

Hey Speedy...I don't see your email anywhere on here to that's why I've been posting things I find in comments. Hope that's o.k. Anyway...another fan blog had pics from Mia's reading and thought you might like to see them.

http://jadej.twoday.net/stories/5257164/

speedy12 said...

Thank you Vikki--You're a life saver--I'm having trouble finding things to post...lolol.