When I started this semester, I was very nervous about this class. I had never used a nice camera before and have no background knowledge about editing, photography, or making videos. Writing is really more of my forté, so this class sounded like a challenge. I think all of that is pretty evident in my first project, when we were supposed to get to know our camera. I had no idea what to shoot, and it didn’t even occur to me to make my videos of things that were actually moving (something, in hindsight I probably should have figured out, but I was already feeling like a fish out of water). I remember taking a 5 second video of the wall and thinking to myself “I’m not sure what purpose this is serving? But I’m pretty sure this is what Professor Collins said to do? Must be something about video that I don’t know about?” But I did, however, end up getting a couple still shots that I liked out of the project, which took me by surprise. Continue reading
My video can be found here.
This week I felt very stressed out and very much out of my element working on this project. There is a phrase that Einstein said once, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid” and this week I kind of felt like that fish. I realized once I started shooting the event that I had no idea how to go about shooting a volleyball tournament and that it was a lot harder than I had anticipated. I felt like I had cool ideas and visions of what I wanted in my head, but it was as lot harder to put into practice and get good shots.