Training, Puzzles & Fun with Bella

Bella and I had a lot of fun making this video. She didn’t mind doing extra takes or repeating from multiple angles.

It is amazing how much footage is needed for even small clips. I ended up getting several stronger migraines while trying to edit this. There are several areas I would like to explore more:
custom features
robust editing and frame manipulation like cropping
merging more custom text
creating music for specific clips
and teaching my dog more tricks!

  • custom features
  • robust editing and frame manipulation like cropping
  • merging more custom text
  • creating music for specific clips
  • and teaching my dog more tricks!

Thanks to Isabella “Bella” for being a willing participant.

Music: “Ein Lied
by Stefan Kartenberg

2021 – Licensed under
Creative Commons
Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

The Monster Within

Its been such a long time since I used Premiere Pro. I started this project and finished within 24 hrs. I was so stumped on what to film. I love storytelling through cinematography, but I’ve never actually been good at writing or thinking of stories. Though I’m proud of myself for completing this assignment in 24 hours, there are so many things I would have done differently. (Spoilers Ahead) I don’t like the placement of the second to last shot in my film. I think its a nice shot, but it doesn’t set up/support the last shot. The beginning shot is too shaky and angled funky. I wish I had taken a few more shots of it to have backups. During the editing process, I realized I lost a lot of footage and/or it wasn’t organized. If I were to do this differently I would have spent more time planning in pre-production. Overall, this was such a fun project. I hope you all enjoy!

By: Taylor Powelson

P5 Image Editing

My project is introducing 4 out of 8 of my pets. I hope you enjoy the short video ( if it ever loads properly ) otherwise we’ll have to just watch it from the Adobe Premier Pro program (Pr). Pr can do so many things! I found so many things I really enjoyed with the program as well as many things I’d change if I could. This was my first experience using Premier Pro and the options on what is possible is pretty vast. It was good to have the audio project first! Some of the things I would change is to not have the adobe stock audios/visuals even available if you don’t have the additional subscription for them. However, I see the marketing aspect of it being useful. I thought the way you can export your video straight to YouTube or any other platform is the most convenient. For some reason, I struggled to get my file format to export from .prproj to anything else. I did try exporting you tube but it’s still at 0%. Looking forward to it uploading completely.

P5 Image Editing

I took a late night walk under the moon and took shots with my phone that I thought would work well together and looked cool. This was my first experience with Premiere Pro, I’ve never used it before but it was cool to try out, although not very user friendly. The song I used was not my own and I don’t have legal permission to use it, but I don’t see m,y video having potential to get popular in anyway and I don’t think I’ll get sued for using it, at the most maybe the video will be taken down which is fine by me as long as its graded first 👍. I edited the shots so that they would be in tune with the music, some are a little bit off but altogether it flows well.

W21-P5 Classified Knowledge

What if you wanted to know whether Wyoming was actually real, but the Google search engine puts your life in jeopardy at a cost for the answers?


This lovely film was a rushed mess, but I still managed pull off a decent short, random, piece of stir-fry! The music portion of this project is by far the weakest aspect of the video. Although it’s present, I won’t be expecting full credit on that front. No hard feelings.

It’s just me, John Adair.

Here’s my video link!

I found this video creation project to be more than I had planned for. It is unpolished in many ways but a due date is a due date! I had more, smoother transitions in mind and I wish I’d planned for greater time allowance but being up in Portland over the weekend sapped more time than expected. Nevertheless, here it is in all its glory. Enjoy!

By John Adair

Image Editing

I had fun making this video. In my head I wanted to take an SNL style approach and take a jab at the men’s fitness area. Even though I am a big fitness guy playing sports my whole life and have always noticed how copy paste and overly intense ads for fitness products are. What is the biggest feature of them all? Of course the deep voice in the background is always trying to make his sale! Overall I had fun trying out Premiere. Using Final cut pro multiple times I thought  the skills would transfer over. I was not able to find how to get to key frames landing on the page but accidentally clicking out never to be seen again. I purposely made shaking shots and unfocused scenes to make the ‘‘commercial’’ feel fake, I have never believed the as seen on TV people they never looked like they truly knew how to do the work out or that they received those abs from whatever product they were selling. I aimed for a satire SNL style commercial highlighting how the product advertised either 1. Does not make sense or would conveniently benefit someone during a workout, or 2. A product that promises you results that are impossible to achieve with just that product. 

Starts Here, a Plant Nursery

When I imagined making a “movie” I agonized over what I could make. A day in my life seemed so boring. I just sit in front of my computer doing my classwork.

On the morning I was to drop my daughter at my mother’s house, I briefly discussed with my partner what I should do for this project we locked eyes, discovering a seed of an idea. And it was ripe for the picking!

Starts Here, a plant nursery, is owned and run solely by my mother. She has just begun this life-long ambition after a separation. A sentiment I think many of us can relate to. She is of the earth and shrinks from technology. So, this was a way to help her business shine with little to no effort on her part.

I had originally planned to include more audio from her, but as anyone with a toddler knows, adult projects are often in the wind. Essentially, I captured very little of her talking about Starts Here. Even so, I was amazed at how it came together.

I was able to break away and film some of her starts and vegetable garden on what was a magnificently blustery day. Feeling discouraged about what my final product would look like with only videos from a winter garden, I told myself I would cut in some of the photos she has shared with me and plowed forward.

It worked.

I then realized that Starts Here is still without a logo and so I had to mock that up as well.

That also worked.

Finally, when I sat down to use Premiere Pro, I realized that the application is way over my head. I felt as if I were bumbling in the dark. There is another instructor who had mentioned that there are students who do video editing all on their phones! I thought, “No way! I can do anything. I’ll use Premiere Pro! I got this.” I did not.

So, I checked out the app she suggested and the reviews were dismal. I told myself I had to start somewhere and just downloaded the top-rated video editing app, a sort of desperation. I opted for the 7-day ‘Pro’ trial with YouCut as Teresa’s words echoed in my head, “This is a quick turnaround.” Reflecting on it, that phrase helped me stay in motion.

Once in the app things were very straightforward. I lost track of time as I built and learned the task of video editing. In the end, I had to edit down quite a bit. Per assignment instructions, I tried to get the photos to switch on the beat, but oof, that was proving difficult. I was very limited in the audio the YouCut provided. I was unsure if I had the time to search online for domain-free music that would suit both my and Start Here’s preferences. That said, I hope I never have to hear that guitar solo again!

I feel much more confident in video editing and I might even try at using Premiere Pro again.

I would really love some feedback, as I am considering posting this video on the e-commerce site I am mocking up for Starts Here.

by Sarah Stuart

College Kitchen: Sweet Potato Fries Edition

I had a great experience making this video! Not only was it delicious, it was fun figuring out the camera angles and recording the cooking process. I had to get creative with the camera set up, using many different items I found around my college home. All the clips were filmed on my iphone which was taped to a baseball bat propped up on random stuff in my kitchen. It was funny to see the expression on my roomates faces when they walked in seeing me filming with a baseball bat in hand. The clips filmed over the sink, I balanced the makeshift bat tripod on the air fryer with a cup balancing on the other end to get the perfect angle. Overall, I’d rate this experiieece and 10/10 and the fries were definatly a 10/10 as well!