I had a lot of fun making this video. I had about 40 short clips/shots that I captured at Mt. Pisgah. I had a hard time choosing my favorites but I am overall very happy with how this video looks. I think the lighting as well as the selective focus in some of these shots creates a fun and interesting view. It was nice to use homework as an excuse to go outside and get some fresh air. I usually find myself confined at my desk or in my bed starting at my laptop like a robot. It was so refreshing and wonderful to spend time with my mom and doggie is such a beautiful place. I had a hard time lining up beats in the song with clip transitions, but i am pretty satisfied with how they turned out. I also felt like all the transitions on premiere pro were really cheesy looking so I opted to just have the clips follow each other without fancy transitions. The only transitions I added were from the title in the beginning to the first clip, then the last clip to the credits, and I am really happy with how that turned out.
I did have a hard time with the audio, and listening to it I felt like it sounded unnatural at times. I talk rather fast and I couldn’t record audio while watching the video so I ended up breaking the audio into pieces and spreading it throughout the video. This allowed more time for the music to shine and just allow a break in narration.
I think I am pretty proud of the final product and excited about how much I have learned about video/audio production. This was only my second video I have ever made so i am pretty happy with it.
By Morgan Murphy