Hello everyone who has found there way to this small part of the Web! This Term I enrolled into the MUL 101 class here at Lane, I’m sure some (if not most) of you reading this did too! Hello classmates, I hope you enjoyed the project as much as me. This was a fun challenge and I’m sure it pushed all of us in our creative minds to make something that would stand out and say that’s your piece. While I’m eager press the play button on my little piece I would like to take a short moment to talk about this video and all the successes and hurdles that mt team and I ran into along the way.
It’s hard to start a project off on an entire week of snow and little sun. My theme didn’t really revolve around snow so I had to wait out the passing storm. Also, working with more than one or two talent can be difficult to schedule around. When we finally found the time, we only had one day to shoot the video. With the shots being outside, and limited time, there were no opportunities to replicate the lighting or sound such as that sunny day in the midst of the strange winter weather we’ve had. I also learned a hard lesson that day: always pack a backup battery. This limited the amount I was able to film, however, with these challenges I, and the talent, persevered.
There was also lots of fun to be had in the making of this video. Putting together costumes and applying light makeup on the talent, as well as equipping them with their props, was a new experience for some – but they all looked great! Our original location was closed because of snow, but changing it to Hendricks Park in Eugene, OR was a perfect replacement. The light snow coverage was a nice touch which gave an extra layer of fantasy flavor. Overall, it was a great time for a hike with friends and family to produce such an entertaining video.
I plan to produce a longer version with the talent in order to share with them the skills I am learning in class to build a team and collaborate with other creatives I know. I have learned many things in this class and it will be great to share this knowledge with them so that their creative fantasies can come true too. Now I know we’re eager to press play and I’m sure this is around 500 words or so…now sit back and enjoy A Trolls Toll.