For our third assignment, we were supposed to create a video essay with natural sound that had a story line. The process itself would have been easy if I hadn’t experienced a few mishaps. The connector that attached my tripod to my camera magically disappeared the other night. No idea where it went. Not a clue. Seeing as we are recording video and the camera has to be steady, there was a bit of an issue. I had to improvise and ended up balancing my camera on books, tables, and practicing my breathing to calm my hand like I was pregnant or something. It was a lot of work, and it wasn’t very pleasant, but I still managed to complete the assignment fairly well.
The technical hiccups had me very close to tears though. I’ve edited this assignment and my previous assignment at home using a newer version of Adobe Premier. I was up extremely late editing this project and right when I finished and I mean completely finished… the program just shut down. It didn’t recognize that I had saved anything. I was at a clean slate, and I was devastated. After taking a minute to calm myself down, I started on it again. I got half way through it and guess what? IT HAPPENED AGAIN. I just about snapped my laptop in half. Luckily, that was the last time it did it. I grabbed my flash-drive and external hard-drive immediately after I started again and saved it every 30 seconds.
Regardless of the issues I encountered, I feel like the assignment as a whole went fairly well. I’m excited for our next project because I really feel like I’m getting the hang of this whole “multimedia” thingamabob.