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Dynamic credit sequences

For this tutorial, multi-discipline studio Clusta shows you how it created a short but dynamic credit sequence for up-and-coming electro/indie band Deluka. HDV footage was taken using a Sony Z1E HDV Pro and edited down through Premiere 2.0 and After Effects 7.0. Both applications are more than capable of handling HDV footage and even though the end result will be rendered back down to PAL widescreen 16:9, there will be a notable difference in the quality of the output.

The band's video was shot in a disused warehouse loft in Hockley, Birmingham, with kind permission of The Oxygen Rooms music studio. The video is still in production, but the central theme is a mass of cabling that was set up around the band members' feet. This cabling transcends into animated lines and graphics which explode around the band members' heads.

The closing panning shot detailed over the following pages is a simple handy-cam pan inspired by an old 70s TV that the band got hold of. Camera matching is used to give a real sense that the graphics are in the space.

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