Joy Emotional Video
Joy is an emotion when one is feeling extreme happiness. It is an emotion with high arousal and positive value. Joy can be detected by the change in facial expression and body language such as a smile, cheek raise, laughing lines appear in the corner of the eyes etc.
For this task, we were grouped into pairs and each group are assigned an emotion to portray in 30 seconds to 1-minute video. An addition to that, each group must have a common object and actor in every video. The object is an interesting looking keychain and the actor is a fellow classmate named Hamizan. My teammate, Mia and I were tasked to create a video on Joy.
For the pre-production, we had to have a discussion with the other groups on which storyline suits the task. And with that, then we started on the storyline. We made sure that the storyline doesn’t clash with the other storyline. With the storyline written and ready, we discussed with the actor on which days to shoot.
We filmed in Universiti Teknologi Brunei on the 18th of September 2019. Our equipment used is an iPad. And to edit the video itself, we used Adobe After Effects.
The story starts off with an establishing shot of the university where the actor attends. As stated in the bottom-left, it is early in the morning.
The next scene, the actor enters the building and sat on a bench before playing a game. As he is playing the game, a notification pops up, reminding him the class will start soon. Annoyed, he stands up and pockets his phone. As he pockets his phone, he felt a strange object. He pulls it out and notices it is a keychain. He looks at it puzzled as he didn’t know how it went there before proceeding on.
As he walks, just his luck, he notices a $50 bill near a door. His eyes widened and he exclaimed his surprised and joy. In this scene, the camera faces him and focuses on his face and expression.
He picks up the bill before proceeding, looking at the bill in amazement. As he does that, he gets a text from his friend that the class has been cancelled. The shot is more to the back to showcase his body movements as he jumps in happiness once he hears the news.
He then pulls out the keychain and thinks to himself that the keychain he obtained must have good luck.
The initial storyline for Joy was way longer, but due to the time restrictions of the final video, we had to cut off some parts. Thus, our storyline changed slightly. Other than that, when editing the video, we made sure every shot is stabilized and take note of the timing of clips so that we could cut it perfectly. We also hunted down royalty free music that will fit into the video.