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Assignment 2: REMIX (Supercut/Mashup) Title:Banned No 7 (Mashup &supercuts)

Overview
For a second assignment of our module Creative Media ,we have been tasked to create a media artefact by remixing existing media,so i decided to create something from reality using mixture of different techniques that represents facts that i personally experienced and might be hidden to majority of the new generation.

Message
As we all know that president Donald Trump banned recently 7 muslim countries to enter the USA ,and then afterwards and suddenly he dropped Iraq from the list,so I intended to highlight his contradictory view about Iraq and his intentions about this country.I also focused on how he forgets that Iraq is destroyed and became no country according to his words ,because of the ex-presidents’ mistakes.Then I tried to justify why is Iraq is dropped from the list by illustrating his speeches in several occasions recently showing his intentions to take the oil from my country and how is the conspiracy is continuing.
Motivations
There are significant reasons encourage me to choose this topic,and my main target is the new generation as i wanted to show my class mates and everyone who gonna watch this video how we as Iraqis are suffering since 25 years because of personal mistakes,wrong decisions and misjudment.

Research
I have watched several remixed videos about political subjects and especially about Iraq.I also searched for old speeches of Clinton , Bush and his father.I looked for old footages from the war in order to find the appropriate ones .I also listened to the recent Trump speeches and his interviews.lastly I had a read through human rights organisations that stating Iraq losses.

Media
After few days of research and watching different videos on YouTube,I started downloading and renaming each video depending on the keywords that I need from each video ,for example if video about Bush announces the war of 91 ,I named it Bush-aanounce-war-91.

Editing
I used Adobe Priemer and Adobe Audtion as main editing programs for the video .
I started to put shots in order to get meaningful flow depending on the message i aimed to deliver.
I started with different shots of news stating the main problem which in this case the ban of 7 Muslim countries.Then I emphasised the last shot of the news by highlighting Iraq map and zoom in to it in order to attract the viewer to my main subject ,which is Iraq.Then I exaggerated Trump shot when he said “there is no Iraq ” and made this as start point where Bush reminds him about the past by illustrating videos from the war showing the role of the USA government to make Iraq no country!

I enhanced shots where Bush get contradictory or to highlight some important data ,I used hold frame technique .scale ,basic colour grading and sound effect to do that.I also used lots of caption to make things more clear and understandable

Audio levels
All the clips I downloaded coming from different sources and therefor they were on different levels ,so I balanced them closer as i can using Adobe Premiere and in some places Adobe Audition ,the overall headroom was between -3 to -6 db.

Music & Effects
I used free copy right music and effects from the iMovie library ,the style of the music was mysterious/dark and i thought will fit in the edit as it demonstrates conspiracy feeling.The effect I used was also dark and enhances the bad moments in the shot as well as attract the focus of the viewer.

Enjoy the Video

Banned No7

Hussam Albahar

Reference 

The Huffington Post. 2017. Iraq Death Toll Reaches 500,000 Since Start Of U.S.-Led Invasion, New Study Says | The Huffington Post. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/iraq-death-toll_n_4102855.html.
[Accessed 12 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. I’m not stupid, Okay Trump tells British PM Cameron – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6-e5hNIBOk&list=WL&index=32. [Accessed 15 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. Video: Trump suspends refugee program, bans entry from 7 Muslim countries – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f5ns1F9V2E&t=41s&list=PLeeLq-0pLzavSoDc3nCVrgcIy426eN7PU&index=2. [Accessed 11 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. Which countries might be subject to Trump ban? BBC News – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APyPAiExYPA&t=5s. [Accessed 8 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Why Russians are not banned, they also don’t like us. Heated Debate over Muslim ban – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepQNvmZzjM&t=14s. [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. US judge blocks Trump’s order to ban Muslim travellers – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-QloYe8af0&t=44s. [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Trump Iraq oil comment raises eyebrows – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOsWcEoKfp4&t=28s. [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. CPAC 2014 – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nzaemPHSU0&t=666s. [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Donald Trump: I would bomb Iraq’s oil fields (CNN interview with Anderson Cooper) – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRjAeEovnlQ [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. 2003: President Bush announces invasion of Iraq – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zT-ZHBbOzM&t=26s. [Accessed 10 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. George H W Bush Announces War Against Iraq (January 16 1991) – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFrnQHaQWoA&index=4&list=PLhdZvuFsGQPpgVX-2FWGISyEMvIpgEbK7. [Accessed 13 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. BBC LIVE ON BAGHDAD TRANSMISION. – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvaU3ZiBmGw [Accessed 7 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. ‫منظمة الدرع العالمية تذكر المجتمع الدولي بصورة من جرائم الحرب الامريكية في العراق ضد الانسانية‬‎ – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhYAxm77Zo. [Accessed 5 March 2017].

YouTube. 2017. Donald Trump Calls Ted Cruz A “Pussy” – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fm6IyOXsaI [Accessed 8 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Bush admits that Iraq Had Nothing To Do With 9/11 – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_A77N5WKWM [Accessed 6 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017جرائم الاحتلال الامريكي ضد الشعب العراقي- YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I57l0_WYv6U [Accessed 6 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Trump’s ‘Take Iraqi oil’ quote video compilation by Abizaid N. Alqassier – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saqkQU5anI0 [Accessed 9 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Trump: I’ll Take the Oil – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdhGyqGCZk [Accessed 8 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Desert Fox – Bombs on Baghdad, Iraq – 1998 – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbmfFz-zEPs&t=81s. [Accessed 10 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Hard To Justify With Facts | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6H2aBii_0o&t=76s. [Accessed 14 March 2017].

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Manchester It’s Where My Story Begins film 🎥 ‘assignment 1’

Hi everyone

As a part of our module we have been asked to produce one minute video with mobile phone,so I thought the time came to film the city which changed my life😊.I filmed few  time laps ,tilt shift and slow motion shots where are taken from different places in Manchester.It took me 2 days to film in different places including going to club 23 which is based in Hilton to get the best view of the city.

After research and downloading few apps ,I ended using the following apps

-Miniatures:for tilt shift effect

Slow Mo video :To get slow motion effect

-Time Lapse :I used the built in one

-Imovie :for editing

I also colour graded the videos in Adobe Premiere to get sharper look.

I also added some promo text to enhance the video 👌

Watch it and enjoy Manchester

https://youtu.be/eotrujt9c9o
Hussam

App for your film 🎥 

Hi everyone I just downloaded a really useful app called Celtx.It is media pre-production app, designed for creating and organizing media projects like screenplays, films, videos, script and more.You build the project on your phone by dragging and dropping figures and you can share it with anyone has Celtx account or just export it as PDF  ,so all the team can share to edit the final project.You can also use it from your pc and it enables a great collaboration with other Celtx members around the world.

So ,check it out guys ,the light version is free ,but I think it is more than enough for a starter film maker

  • Hussam Albahar 

Welcome 

So welcome all to the blog and I will start by posting a picture that really represents me as a person :

-Health problems 😔

-Father 💆🏽‍♂️

-Student 🎥

-A beginner freelancer 👨🏼‍💻

-Trying to be healthy 💪

-Sorting some council letters 📞

Hussam

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