Finally, assignment three is over with! I looked at a lot of past students’ work and was really looking forward to shooting my own video essay for assignment three. Again, I was having a bit of trouble coming up with an idea, until I heard from my old track coach. He told me he would be in town for the USATF meet this weekend. I always love going to track meets here to see my former coach, teammates, and their parents. I figured this would be the perfect place to shoot my video essay, so I brought my camera along and had a great time shooting.
Jenna Diers prepares for her 400m dash at the Armory on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Assignment 3 taught me a lot about using my camera to make videos. For this assignment I decided to film some of my fellow student-athletes. I used a variety of tight and wide shots to show what an athlete does each day. I decided to use music to make the video more interesting.
Jonathan Wells on Men’s Track and Field preparing to sprint.
Filming sports was definitely interesting as you can be so creative with your shots. A lot of the time I had to get on the ground just to get the perfect angle. It also took a lot of time just to meet up with each athlete so they could show me their sport. I did see some extreme athleticism throughout this project. Overall I am really proud of my work. I have never done a project like this before so I am happy how it turned out! You can check out my project here.