Assignment 1 Blanco

Walking into class the first day, I did not know what to expect. Boom, off the bat everyone received their own equipment. From that point on I knew this class meant business and that we will be jumping into things quickly. When assigned the first assignment, I was comfortable with it since I have had some experience with cameras prior to this. The part that I had no clue about was adobe premiere. I have seen others use it and was introduced to it, but editing and doing it myself was going to be something I needed to learn.

View from the balcony of my apartment.

Before doing the assignment, a few things needed to purchased. First and foremost, I have never bought an SD card before or a card reader. When I went to the book store, I tried finding it on my own and that did not turn out so well. I finally found an SD card and was off to a good start until I had no clue where to find a card reader. As any human being would do if in need of assistance, I turned to goggle. I realized that I had to go to best buy and purchase the card reader, luckily I was able to borrow a friends car rather than sitting through a long bus ride to the mall.

After buying the necessary things for the camera and class I was ready to get started. When doing the first assignment, I had no idea what to shoot. Until I realized that outside my apartment had a pretty nice view of the two huge buildings on fourth and green.  While shooting, it felt great actually holding and having a camera around my neck. It’s cool that as a class we get to have our own equipment. I personally think this assignment is a great way to start this class. It allows us to learn and interact with the equipment ourselves rather than having someone show you themselves. In my opinion, having hands on experience is the best way to learn. Each individual gets to try and figure out new things while also learning and using it in real life.

When shooting I tried to stay as steady as possible when taking pictures and recording. I wasn’t as steady at times, and I would re-film every time is I saw some shakiness during the video. Although, while standing outside and taking pictures and videos, it felt really good. I did not feel like it was for an assignment, it felt like something I would do in my spare time etc.  I actually want to own a camera of my own someday and explore and take pictures of what mother nature has to offer.

When I walked into class to learn the “Larry Bird” of Premiere I was excited and worried. All over the internet you see the content professionals put out and their work is awesome, but to finally learn how to create and see how they actually did it is interesting. While editing I was stressed out due to the many things that adobe has laid out in which seemed complex. It took me some time to get the hang off the basics, but I am glad that Professor Collins walked us through it.  This assignment opened my eyes and has given me the opportunity to prepare myself for what the professional world has to offer. Seeing my video after it was done felt like a huge accomplishment and I am excited to see what this class has in store in the next couple of months.

My video can be found here:

I hope you enjoy it!

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