For Assignment 4 we were to create a video essay. I was so excited because we had mainly focused on stills before this point, and I wanted to begin experimenting more with video. For this assignment I joined my friend at her band practice.
I was really worried about the sound for this one. It was really loud in this tiny basement. I had to utilize the audio mixer in premier to make it a lot quieter. I was luck this didn’t distort the sound too much. Also it was difficult to line up the sound and video properly. After the first few tries I got the hang of it though.
The editing this time around was a lot more fun. I felt like I was actually making some producer like decisions. I wasn’t just putting in a transition because I needed one. I was deciding where I thought they were appropriate. I also realized I am a fan of using the shortest transition time possible. (I like 7 frames.)
I had a lot of trouble with creating a lower third title. Google is really one of the best resources sometimes. There were so many video tutorials on it that I created one quickly and easily and learned some other skills along the way. Just when I was about finished all of my videos disappeared and nothing would play. I had everything saved so I decided to restart premiere and that seemed to solve the problem.
I really like using video for this project and can’t wait to begin to utilize it in a more “newsy” format. You can find my finished project here.