Sunflowers at the arboretum
For this assignment I went to the arboretum in Urbana in order to get to know my camera. Before this assignment I was extremely nervous to go out and shoot, as well as complete the editing on time. I didn’t necessarily know what to expect while shooting, and I really didn’t know anything about putting the shots together in a program. After completing the assignment, I am feeling better about shooting and editing, however I am still nervous for future projects. While I learned a lot about my camera during this project, I still feel that I have a lot to learn with my equipment in order to make my projects look more professional. I am hoping to learn more with each new project.
My video can be viewed here.
Assignment 1 is almost complete! While I wait for my video to upload to the class YouTube account, I feel some weight lifted off my shoulders. I was a bit nervous while both shooting and editing, only because I have limited experience working with a camera and editing video. Overall, assignment 1 seemed to go well! I enjoyed working with the camera and doing the editing once I got the hang of the camera and Adobe Premier. Seeing everyone else’s finished videos has been fun, too.
I decided to shoot some flowers and items located outside of my house, which made this assignment convenient. It was neat to actually take the time to look at these beautiful plants and scenery that I walk past everyday without really noticing. The pictures I took ended up turning out pretty well. As for the video, I had some trouble figuring out the best way to zoom and pan right and left without shaking the camera too much. I think I need to screw the camera in tighter into the tripod so my shots are less shaky. Timing on some of my frames is off, too. To help with my timing, I believe I just need to get used to shooting and counting out the seconds while recording. When I was recording for this assignment, I was more focused on getting a good shot than my timing. These are skills I’ll have to continue working on as JOUR 215 demands more video footage. I’m definitely excited to increase my skills in shooting and editing throughout the semester.
Check out my first video here!