At first I was really confused on what I wanted to make, but I knew it had to be something I liked otherwise I wouldn’t be motivated to make it. The first thing that popped up in my head was Ophelia, my cat. I adopted her a year ago and it is us against the world haha. I spend most of my time playing with her and just observing because she is so funny. She acts more like a dog sometimes and has a lot of attitude. It took a while for me to get all the footage because I had to wait until she was either in the mood to play or was just doing her thing. I knew if I had staged any of her actions it would not look authentic so I had to wait for her timing. This is one of the first videos I have made with Premiere Pro so it took me a second to get the hang of it but it was surprisingly easier to do than I thought. I definitely want to learn more about Premiere so I can add more effects like transitions and anything else the program offers. This was really fun to make and I’m excited to make more videos.
This project took DAYS to edit and film. I had major complications regarding my step-dad not wanting to participate, script re-writes, and set changes. I apologize for this being a tad-bit late, but I hope you enjoy, and get creeped out by it, either way.
This project required the help of 4 PEOPLE, not including myself. My little sister, her friends (Brenya, and Ellie), and my Mom all worked to produce the shots you see in the trailer. And yes, that is my hand in the thumbnail and at the end, had to make it more creepy somehow, right? I really enjoyed editing and directing this project, and I will 87.9% do this again. Of course there were rough patches along the way, like I previously stated, but that only help me learn what to do to overcome those challenges. Challenges last as long as you make them last. Experience 10/10.
When I started thinking about this project, I was having issues thinking about what I could do that would be unique. I thought about games cause that is something I play a lot of and thought of funny ideas about doing quick reviews of something like skyrim or persona 5. And those could have been interesting but I believe mason brought up the idea I stuck with. He talked about an idea of doing a video at 5 frames per second. I thought this was really cool and wanted to do it. I then had to think about what I could do that would be interesting, and it was on the way back home on the bus that day that it connected with me how slow the bus feels but it was nice to take that time to just be there in that moment. And I decided that was a good idea to go off of. So on monday that next week I recorded the bus ride back and when I got home I edited it down to where it was only at 5 frames per second. This video hurts me as a video editor but also has its own unique feel to it that I really enjoy. Background ambience was a little specific cause of the idea but overall I like how it ended up.
During my brainstorming phase, I had the number at the fore front of my brain and started to notice how many 5s there are around. For this project, I went around town looking for the number five and it was actually very fun to see the different designs of the fonts, colors, and styles. I thought I found plenty, but when I got home I realized I definitely did not have enough to compose a minute long video. I found many different fives online, and filmed them. Luckily, I liked the pixelated look of the screen. I like that the number five can be represented with things that are not (5). For example, a dime, Benjamin Franklin’s headshot, etc..
My friend, Sammy Pecora, made the song for me. I told him about the assignment and he had an idea for a song that would represent the rule of fives in music composition. I wish I was more musically literate to translate his work and process to you guys, but fortunately I have a direct quote from him explaining. “Each note represents 5 diatonic steps creating harmonies which are separated by 5 scale tones, or ‘fifths.’ These intervals create an open landscape which to some may sound beautiful or somewhat nostalgic.” This was a fun element to combine our interpretations of the number 5 in our individual mediums.
Talking about this project, I had fun when I was editing and reviewing the shots that I took. The idea came up when I was chilling in my room and was ruminating about summer. These places are beautiful healing places for my soul and they actually help me step out of stressful and depressing times. All of the 5 places in this video are in Oregon. If you have a chance, you should check it out. I used Adobe Premiere to edit videos, the frames, video transition and sounds. Since I filmed these videos on a portrait frame, it doesn’t look as good as the landscape when I posted on YouTube. I tried to scale this video on Adobe Premiere as much as it can and it does look better from the first video. There are multiple video transitions and audio transitions for me to apply between single shots, I used some of them to make the video look more smooth. Also, I downloaded the free music and added faded at the beginning on Adobe Premiere so it sounds more natural.I hope you like this video and please give me feedback!
Hello. I had a lot less idea with what direction I was going to take this project then P4. I ultimately decided to go with a silly short video. When I recorded the audio, I didn’t have much of a script, so later while I was editing I had to go back to record a few lines in order for the video to feel complete.
I just used my phone to record, as I feel that shaky, low quality footage would be thematically appropriate.I tried to go for the style of clickbait video on youtube that feeds on exaggerating anything and red circles. Although, a lot of the video is done with just text so I hope what I have communicates that goal. (The dogs standing on my art IS pretty scary though.)
While I have put videos together before, I haven’t really sat down to edit like I did for this project, and I’ve never used Premiere Pro before this project.
Also, I’m terribly sorry that this top five is not contained to the bounds of positive numbers. I didn’t know it was possible to go into the negatives on a top five list. That must be another cryptid that snuck into the video.
My project was inspired by the “Top Ten Most Brutal Deathcore songs” type of YouTube videos in the Myspace era. These were fan made videos of the pictures of the bands with their songs usually made on programs like Windows Movie Maker. While my music taste has evolved since those days, my favorite kind of music has changed very little. So, I thought it would be fun to do my own little version of one of those videos.
Considered the most brutal section of a metal/metalcore/hardcore song. The breakdown is characterized by a beat much slower than the main verses and chorus of a song, the primary ingredients being a steady beat from the drums (with lots of cymbal and sometimes double bass) and a chugging rhythm from the guitar. When played live, breakdowns are usually responded to by the audience with high-intensity moshing (slam dancing).
Doing this project was fun and frustrating at the same time. I enjoyed playing around with the songs and software to see what I could do. However, some of these songs (especially one) are old and it certainly didn’t come out as well as the other ones. Still, I had a good time scratching the surface to see what I could do with Premiere.
This is the first video I have made in years and going back to my older videos I made for high school assignments/projects for inspiration, this new video I made is a big improvement. Here, I used Adobe Premiere for the first time so had more choice for editing and thus more creativity. What I found helpful is that I could record my voice on top of a clip without having to compress it to an mp3. That saves me a lot of time. There were also the tools to make music and voice different levels and that helped me so much because I always felt like I was talking quietly through my microphone. There were three challenges I faced during this project. The first one was recording my voice on top of another voice I recorded. The tricky part was making sure they could hear both voices clearly and I did everything I could, but I feel like it’s still the level I want. The other problem was music. My old videos had one song in the background. Here, I wanted to have each segment have its own unique music, so I mostly used music from the Associated Production Music (APM music), the music you would hear on shows like Ren & Stimpy, SpongeBob and Westworld. The last and hardest challenge I faced was mixing my two voices with music in the background for the final segment.
I spent a really long time trying to figure out what I should do for a project around the concept of “5”. Ideas of 5 different objects to what 5 o’clock means to people, my brain felt scattered for ideas. Ended up trying to capture the 5 senses in photographic form. I had a surprising amount of fun creating these photographs. Each photo was it’s own “adventure” to take and edit, but with that being said there was defiantly some that turned out better than others. Sight and Taste were my favorite to take. I checked out a 60mm macro lens and messed around to see how I could portray those senses. The eye was a self portrait that took several attempts to get and strawberry was me trying to capture as much texture as possible. Touch and Sound were honestly really difficult to think of for me. The goal of each was similar to taste and was to capture a lot of detail with the subject. Then lastly, smell was the photo I was least proud of. The idea behind it was the “smell of flowers” but I also wanted to keep on the theme of partial black and white. So while I really liked the composition of the photo, I’d probably edit it differently.