Last class I was assigned to read James Pender’s blog posts. I found his reflections to be reassuring because he was just as unfamiliar with the equipment and software as I am. I was glad to hear at the end of the semester how much confidence he gained in video editing and camera usage. Like James, I thought I was in over my head after attending the first class, but I decided to stick it out.
For our first assignment we were required to take various shots and videos on our cameras to make us more familiar with the equipment. I initially looked on YouTube for tutorials on how to use the camera. That was really helpful. I decided to shoot in my apartment and at my sorority house. My room mates have dubbed me “Steven Spielberg”. We then used Adobe Premier to create a video to upload to YouTube. I’ve never used the program before but Professor Collins was great about giving us step by step directions and I caught on pretty quickly. I’m at square one and it can only go up from here. I feel so much more knowledgable, and it’s only the second week of class.
My final video can be viewed here.