Category Archives: P6 Final Project

A Letter To Our Fathers

When I began brainstorming what to do for my final project, I went through many different ideas. Most of my ideas were lighthearted and simple, like the projects I had done in the past. It wasn’t until I realized that I could create something based off of one of my roommate’s poems and use it to create a project with more meaning and depth. After talking to Jaidyn for some time, we realized that not only have we both experienced trauma caused by our fathers but we know plenty of other people who have gone through similar experiences. I decided to do my project on what it’s like growing up without a father figure and how it can affect one’s mental health. For me, I was raised half my life with a dad who was my knight in shining armor, it wasn’t until later on that he began losing himself and taking his anger out on his children. To this day I still reminisce about the days when he was a happy person. For many others, they never got the chance to experience a life with a father figure and instead had to go through the turmoil of trying to figure out who the other half of themselves are or what could have been. 

Once Jaidyn finished revising the poem, I was able to start recording videos. My main goal while recording was to capture moments in life that felt vulnerable and raw. I wanted my final project to feel like a home video, like the ones that make you look back on the good times. I used my Nikon D5600 while recording the videos, and the two clips from when I was a child were videos my dad recorded. I found the music off of and recorded my audio with a snowball microphone. 

While editing I knew I wanted to keep it simple and sweet. For the text I used keyframes and changed the opacity and placement of the titles.

By: Emma Lyddon

Flamingo! – Mary K

Here is my P6 Final Project, Flamingo!

For this project I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do, but I remembered about the song Flamingo by Kero Kero Bonito and thought “Hey maybe I can make an animation for this song”. So thats what I did. I chose to do an animation because I want to get some more practice animating and also just drawing in general. I’m not 100% happy with the project as a whole, but I think I did well for knowing little to nothing about editing in Premier Pro.

For the music I used a remix, because the remixer allows their music to be used as long as they get credited, and because it was groovy. For the first scene, I wanted to Rotoscope myself, but ran out of time so I just left it in as is. For the rest of the video, I animated the scenes in Photoshop along with some extra touches & movements using keyframes/sfx in Premier. Most of it was just simple hand-drawn animations, but I did do Rotoscoping for the dancing part. I added shrimp all throughout the video to add to the theme of the song more, and because I thought it was kind of funny in a dumb way. For some of the text, I wanted it to look like it was shiny, so I used Lighting Effects in Premier and made a rectangular mask that I keyframed to move from left to right over the text to give it that shine effect.

Overall I had a lot of fun with this project and I definitely want to try to make something like this again. 🙂

For the sources that were not mine, here is what I used:



My roommate writes short stories sometimes, and I decided to bring this one to life. I wanted a very minimal approach to this one, which was tough for me. I love adding music in my videos, and since I decided I didn’t want this one to have any, it feels almost unfinished. I am very happy with the final product, and will definitely consider redoing it in the future when I have better equipment and skill. I had an extra fun time making this one because I didn’t have to worry about the story aspect so much since it was already written in a short story format. I really enjoy putting all my focus into making someone else’s story come alive. I will probably use this technique again in the future and just find short stories online and turn them into short films. Sometimes I have my own ideas for a story, but there’s something really special to me about redoing someone else’s work using a different medium, and I end to do better work this way.

The hardest part for me was the technical stuff that comes along with using the Adobe Suite. I am decently familiar with the suite, but I’ve been pushing myself lately to explore and challenge myself in the special effects realm of After Effects. I animated the title and credit sequences, the fly, and some of the blood using After Effects and I feel like I learned so much that I wouldn’t even know where to start, putting it into a paragraph. I made so many mistakes and had to fix so many things, and I cannot wait until I am good with these programs. Once I finally get really good at them, I’m going to fake another moon landing.

Big thank you to my family, girlfriend and friends for bearing with me over the last week and a half. And Teresa, I can’t wait for the next class with you.

By Annie Perkins

P6 Final “I miss you” ~ Alyssah Trautman

When I say that This project was difficult to put together, I mean it with my whole heart. I really liked how this video turned out at the end with the music and everything else. When I was looking for music I used the website I did have to play with it to make it fit with how long it needed to be. I also used that same website to find the audio of the typing and the heartbeat. I am really thankful that I was able to find those audio’s there and would recommend using that site.

I would like to take the time to thank my mom for letting me use some of her pictures to make this come to how it is now. It really means a lot that I was able to use these to really bring the emotion to the video using pictures. Thank you for all the help with finding the pictures you really mean a lot to me. <3

This class has been really fun and I have really enjoyed learning in this class. Thank you so much for making this the best first term here in person.

again thank you.

~Alyssah Trautman

A Day With the Oregon State Marching Band

Oh boy . . . making this video was an entire experience. This video represents my first time making a video that’s more than a glorified slideshow, my first time working with Adobe Premiere, my first time filming anywhere other than my house, and my first time getting towed!

November 12th was an entire day and half for me.

I’ve been a volunteer for the Oregon State University Marching Band since fall 2021, and when this project was announced, I immediately knew I wanted to make a video about my day as a volunteer, in part because it’s one of the only interesting things that I do. A gameday as a volunteer runs anywhere from 9-12 hours long; the November 12th gameday in the video was about eight hours thanks to the circumstances, while the November 26th rivalry gameday was almost fourteen hours long. My first concern was condensing those eight hours down into a short video. Luckily, there were a number of circumstances that preemptively shortened my video for me!

The first complication: due to it being Memorial Day weekend, OSU’s ROTC program rolled out the field-sized flag, which due to the semantics of tradition is actually a patriotic prop and not a flag. We (the volunteers) were not aware that this was going to be happening, and they (the ROTC people) were not aware that we were already in the building! All of our tables had to be moved and our preparations confined to the storage room.

Feeding the band went off without a hitch; the ROTC had gathered their folks and moved their prop prior to the band’s entry. The meal was brisket sliders with coleslaw, macaroni salad, potato salad, and a surplus of chips, cookies, and water. Between the band, cheer, dance team, and staff, the volunteers feed over 300 people on any given gameday.

The second complication: due to a number of miscommunications that left nobody in particular at fault but everyone involved annoyed, I had parked in an invalid spot and got towed. I had originally planned to film a timelapse of the migration from the Truax building to the stadium, but it got choppy and cut short when I realized that my van was very much missing. The backing audio in my video is from the tiny portion of pregame that I actually got to attend and film.

But hey, the Beavers won!

By Kaitlyn Harper

Dan Mason – Make Me Love You

For this being my first time ever scripting and filming a music video in its entirety, I’d say I’m pretty pleased with the results.

The name of the artist who made this song is Dan Mason. I’ve been a follower of his since 2018 and I’m a huge fan of his work. This song of his was one of my favorites, so when the opportunity came to make a music video, I figured that this would be a good first run. I reached out to him in an email, and he gave me the green light to make whatever kind of video I wanted for the project. I got to work and started writing a script and planing locations for the video. After that I got a hold of my friend Aiden who was more than willing to participate in this video for me(Don’t worry I bought him dinner afterwards).

In the video, I wanted to share my perspective through a visual standpoint of how the song makes me feel emotionally. Each setting was picked due to how the area made me feel throughout the song. I also wanted there to be this clash between two opposing sides of the same character, one who is more happy and expressive(Day time footage), and the other who is more cynical and bitter(Night time footage). To really nail home that feeling, I swapped Aidens outfits during filming to let people know that his character was split, yet still the same.

I had a really fun time with this project, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s next for me. Huge thanks to Dan Mason an Aiden for making this video possible.

Thank you, take care – Carsen Perry

P6 Final Project

This if my final project animation for MUL 101. This was my first time using Adobe Animate, and it was a lot harder to pick up than other programs I’ve learned. There were some issues that I couldn’t fix when animating body parts and the like, but I eventually decided that they added to the uneasy feeling of the video, which took some inspiration from Salad Fingers. I decided to use computer generated audio because I wanted it to sound off, and the computer audio produced that uncanny valley feel. I wanted to surprise the viewer with the scope of the setting, and I feel like I achieved that in the animation. in a new tab)



For my final project, I wanted to challenge myself by creating a trailer for a fictional mockumentary series, Despicable. Though I’ve been creating videos for a while, I’ve never spent this long and gone so in-depth with a storyline and editing. I learned how to develop an idea into a script and worked on my editing skills in Premiere, Audition, and After Effects.

I am extremely proud of how this project turned out. There were a lot of challenging moments from color correcting the green-screen to adding audio effects to fleshing out the characters, but I think the work paid off in the end. It was so rewarding to bring this idea to life and show myself what I’m capable of when I put my mind to something. I ended up posting my project on TikTok where it received over 300k views, which I was not expecting at all, but it was extremely validating to have my hard work be so well received.

I pushed my creative abilities in a way I haven’t before and am extremely excited to take on larger projects in the future. I tried to pay attention to the little details to create something that feels real and true to form. As a big fan of true crime documentaries, I had so much fun playing with such an absurd storyline and dramatizing the events and I feel like there’s further room to turn this into an actual ongoing series. Overall, I’m really happy that we were assigned this project because it forced me to work on a larger scale than I’m used to. This is absolutely my favorite video I’ve created.

By Nina Soldati