Here is the original video I posted the other night, for reference:
This is the email my dad sent me:
Playing with your video using different colorizing FX and filters to tell a story. Hope you don't mind; it's just an exercise.if you like I will post to You Tube later and you can see it?
A poor, struggling girl, in braids and tattered clothes walks the mean streets, fuming about the inequities of life's struggles.
She alternates between this poor state (b/w)
and promise of better things high above the world (glow effects)
while having her nails done by a sympathetic friend (normal lighting, no FX).
The black and white represents the recent past and present.
The glow represents the future triumph.
The normal lighting and color represents a state that is better than the harsh economic reality, but still locked in the now of the present.
I probably have the most awesome dad ever. I didn't even ask him to fix the video, but he took it upon himself to add his flair. I like the ultra bright colors in the rooftop scene, very groovy.
I'm hoping I can pick up some video editing tricks from my dad when I go back to Philly to visit. I'm planning on shooting a video for the "Philly Made Me" track while I'm in town, and I want to improve my editing skills so that the next video is even more badass than the first!
Tell me what you think!