Workflow for machinima

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FroColin, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. FroColin macrumors regular

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    So I am trying to make this machinima, you know where you record something on the screen and then add audio, my question is, has anyone done this and what is the best workflow? Should you record the sound first and the record the video with the sound or record the footage and then add the sound or try to do them simultaneously. Any help would be appreciated
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  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I use Screenflow for screen captures but it is pricey. $99.
     
  3. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends how you plan to do it. Are we talking a "Red vs. Blue" kind of thing with a plotline and it's more of a video game movie or are we talking like a commentary kind of thing.

    If it's the first I'd say script it all out first and foremost before doing anything. Then get your footage and add the audio.

    If it's the second then get your gameplay first as you never quite know what could come up. Then script it and add audio.
     
  4. FroColin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh yes, I suppose I didn't say, it would be your first one, a more red vs blue thing. And yes I have it scripted out. Thanks for the advice both of you.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Just wanted to say from looking at your signature you definitely have enough equipment to carry out your task!
     
  6. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    I meant to add to. If you can I would suggest recording the audio at the same time (even just from a handheld mic or something) as you record the video. Don't use this audio, re-record it later but if you record audio while you do video timing everything will be a lot easier and save you a lot of trouble in editing.
     

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