Courtesy of the DS106 Assignment Bank, here is the 5-second film (4 stars), Psycho Cheese.
How’d they do it?
After brainstorming some ideas, Cordelia and I settled on parodying the shower scene from Psycho.
As I prepared the cheese tray and Cordy did her makeup, Danielle came home, which was great because I soon realized I needed three hands to hold the knife, hold the camera and tear aside the shower curtain. We enlisted Danielle as the knife-wielding psycho and shot it in four or five takes.
We used a real knife, by the way, and they did their own stunts.
Importing the video into VideoPad, I trimmed off the excess beginning and end, parring the thing down to exactly 5 seconds.
I downloaded and imported Bernard Herrman’s “Psycho Theme” from the onlines (or the ‘interwebs’ to be technical), laying the music down on a second audio track. I unlinked the main audio from its video, split it right before Cordy speaks, and cut away the unnecessary beginning sound.
After watching it a time or two, I extended the music to begin with the opening credits to help set the mood. Of course, that screwed everything up already in the timeline, so I made a few adjustments, added a fade or two, and exported.