Creating a video project about the number 5 seemed challenging. After all, not many things come in sets of five…. So I settled on the simple 5 Senses: Touch, Smell, Hear, Taste, and See.
I enjoyed working with this topic because the Five Senses is something that often seems under – appreciated. Just brainstorming about the five things I love about each of the five senses reminded me of how much I use them (and overlook them) every day!
When the time came to start creating my video, I first started with the audio. I recorded my voice, and then created a long checklist of all of the things I would need to take pictures of. I noticed that a lot of my pictures were “zoomed-in”. I should have balanced them with more distant shots, but I really enjoyed the challenge of getting new, close perspectives of everyday items around my house.
At one point during the day, I went on a relaxing, long walk around the neighborhood to capture some photo and video footage of the beautiful fall trees and some of the last few flowers in bloom. The weather was cold, but the light gray clouds were perfect for the lighting of my pictures. On the other hand, taking pictures of the food was by far the hardest job; I’d much rather eat food than photograph it!
Using Premiere Pro to compile this video was fun; I fell in love with it after getting introduced to it in the Time-Based Tools class. Although I’m an amateur, I love to use Premiere Pro to renovate old homemade video projects I’ve done a long time ago. Each time I use it, I keep learning.
If I had extra time and energy for my video project, I would have worked on my lettering and fonts in more detail because strangely, my words were blurry in Premiere Pro. I was worried, but thankfully, they appeared rather normal in the exported video.
So here it is! I hope you enjoy this video and won’t forget just how amazing it is to be able to touch, smell, hear, taste, and see!