When the number five was given to me for interpretation my mind went directly to my household which is home to 5 people. My husband and I, our ten year old and our seven year old twins. Five is a special number to me because it represents my family. I began my interpretation with writing a poem of how I went from being a single person to a party of 5. Once I finalized the poem, I knew that I would read my poem as the narrative and have that over a string of images that I would put together. I spent many hours scanning photos into my scanner because some of them predate digital photos. My personal Facebook page was my other resources for photos of the digital variety.
I recorded my poem, with the help of a snowball from the media check out, and it took more takes than I thought it would for me to not only get my voice the way I wanted it to sound but to also get the length and pauses just right. I sorted and set my images in the order that I wanted, set my voice recording over it so that I could lengthen or shorten the duration the image stayed up before moving to the next. Last, I found some music that I thought would fit the mood and feel I was trying to achieve and would also tie the whole thing together.
This assignment was challenging to me at first because I have never done any kind of video manipulation but I was also really excited to dive into something new and gain some new knowledge. Adobe Premier Pro is a completely new program to me and I was intimidated to just jump in. I’m so glade that I did because it is a fantastic program and user friendly which made it perfect for this project and for this beginner. Over all I am pretty pleased with what I managed to create. I’m also happy with the confidence that I have gained from using a program that I thought was so intimidating. I look forward to continuing to learn what Premier Pro can do and what I can do with it.