Category Archives: F18-P5 Image Editing

David Galbreath's media blog 2018-11-08 12:43:00

Five Terrible Rules To Being a Cook was more fun to shoot than edit. Editing this short movie was the first time I have ever worked with Premier or any other video editing software and I think that showed! nevertheless, I really did enjoy the creation of the project; there is just something so rewarding about creating something from nothing.

My coworkers at The Glenwood Cafe were more than willing to help me out with the filming and I couldn’t ask for better help. I personally had the hardest time trying not to laugh while holding the camera. I have been making a living out of being a cook for the past 5 years and can say that there are traits all cooks seem to have. I decided to make a satire of these traits that happen behind the scene of most restaurants.

In the post production for the video I had many ideas of what I wanted to do of fun transitions and such, but of course I have never worked in the field so my vision was far beyond what my skill could produce. I did the best I could after running into a few roadblocks to say the least (this final project was my 5th attempt at editing this video… ironic right?). I learned that editing videos requires a lot of knowledge of the software you are using, and not only that, but these programs are alwasys evolving and adding new material to use.

special thanks to Kyle and Chris for helping me with premier. YOU’RE THE REAL MVP’S!

Music source:

“Crinoline Dreams” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Image Editing (5 Fun Activities)

This is my first time ever using any kind of editing software! I chose to use Premiere, and it was surprisingly not as hard to learn as I would’ve thought it would be. However, I did end up learning the hard way that you should constantly be saving your progress (even though it auto saves for you). I am still not sure what went wrong, but out of nowhere, I got a notification that Premiere had “crashed” on me. I, unfortunately, was unable to retrieve any of the auto saved data after that, and since I did not manually save, I lost a lot of progress and had to restart. Problems like this, and just overall getting the feel of the software, slowed me down a bit, but I was still able to pull through and execute my vision.

When I did all the filming for the project, I had no trouble coming up with fun ideas for a variety of different angles and other camera work. However, when it came time to do all the editing for the project, I did have trouble with keeping all my collective footage within the 1-2 minute time frame. Since I have never edited video before this project, I had trouble with it at first but then quickly became comfortable with it enough to want to try some interesting editing tricks. I wanted to do more than what I did with the editing, and I would’ve too, if I would’ve had more time. I, at the very least, wanted to play with video transitions and text animations, which I did. I also tried playing with the idea of split-screen through Premiere (which I executed a little differently for a different purpose as seen at the end of the video). Also, if I would’ve had more time, I would have tried to play with sound effects and even narration, so I would have more audio layers to work with. Fortunately, for this project, I didn’t feel that sound effects and narration was needed for the story to come across.

Thanks for checking out my first-ever filmed/edited video!

⌈Kyle Letsom⌋

F18-P5 Image editing

F18-P5-Leperomeroa from on Vimeo.


My image editing is about my fun loyal dog Goofy! He is a black lab mix with a Boston terrier, Born May 29th 2013 he is currently five years old but still has so much energy! Goofy has always been a fun dog to get along with because even outside all of that crazy energy he is sweet and empathetic enough to help with this video. He has always been a very easy dog to train, every time I get a doggy treat his instant reaction is to shake or jump to just get the treat.

The reason why I filmed Goofy was to challenge myself filming animals is usually challenging with motion. To go even further sometimes it’s hard just to get them to do what you want. A lot of what I did with Goofy in the video had been done before for fun but really taking that next step filming him was like all that training just came to use. Some of the best moments during the shoot was just how quiet the area was during the beginning and during the last video all of the sudden there was a bunch of background noise I had to cut. I really thought it was going to be a little more difficult before I started shooting even knowing Goofy was trained. He is a dog with so much energy he can find it hard to follow directions at times.

Something I really take away from this project is being able to turn an every day thing you do for fun into something you want to express to others so its really great. I really hope you guys enjoy Goofy making a fool out of himself.

Five reasons people love Splash.

When we first got assigned this project, I was super excited to start it. Coming into it, I had no idea what I wanted to pick the main subject. I ended up making this video about three times, but each time it was different. After hours of thinking I finally landed on an idea. I picked the Five reasons people love Splash. I would have to say that I am satisfied with my final project, But I would have like to have made it more exciting. When it comes to editing, I always lose track of time and I fall through the world of Premier pro. I have been editing on this program for about four years and I plan on continuing to use it. When I was filming my video, I spent about two hours trying to get the shots that I wanted. Because it was at a pool, I was really able to have fun with it. Also, because I work here, all the staff were pretty relaxed about me going around and videoing everything. This made my job a lot easier. My goal was to communicate/advertise why this pool is such a fun place and why people like to come. Hopefully I was able to communicate that with my views.

P5 – Walk for Five Gallons

During this project I actually had a tough time coming up with a good idea. I knew I wanted something a little more cinematic, and that meant I needed some dialogue. I also needed some sound effects, and music tracks as well. I wanted to show a sort of opening to a story, just a walk cycle that hopefully tells a little about the character and the place they’re in. It was very challenging taking video in the dark, but I wanted to play with light a little bit. There was also a point where I tripped while getting video of my subject, thankfully the camera was okay!

I tried everything to gather ideas: Brainstorming, doodling, listening to music, banging my head against the wall. But of course it came to me while I was taking a shower. It was a simple idea too. Just a guy going out to get milk and coming back home. I thought that would be too easy so I decided to get video in the nighttime and found a very interesting dilemma. It became about seeking out places of light where we could get the shots we needed, and trying to keep the light looking somewhat consistent throughout. I wanted some shots that went alongside my subject so I made sure to keep him in the center of the frame, and not bounce the camera too much while walking. I used my strap and a gorilla mini-tripod to stabilize the camera on my neck and chest while moving to reduce shake. When we got to the mini-mart it occurred to me that I would have to ask the counter if we could use their location. Thankfully they said it was alright and we went in and out as fast as we could.

Luckily I had a bunch of pre-planning done so when it came time to shoot we got it done pretty quickly. Then it was on to the edit, which I have a lot of fun with. I thought it would be cool to showcase the tracks I used at the end with the credits. Plus I got to use the Easy Out technique I learned in Time Based Tools which was super neat. I made sure to track my audio levels, so I don’t think there will be a sound issue, at least hopefully.

I had a lot of fun putting this project together and feel like this is some good practice before our final project. I learned a lot about shooting in the dark, working with another person while shooting, and asking for permission to use a place to get video in.

Sound Effects:

Store Door-Chime: Mike Koenig

Water Churning: Mark DiAngelo

F18-P5 Image Editing – 5 Facts About Vietnamese Names


When I heard about this assignment, I was excited and eager to start, but once I started thinking of some possibilities, I started to dread the idea. Every thought that came into my mind didn’t seem to work, or I found fault with. It took longer than I expected. I had several ideas in mind, but the hard part was coming up on how to do it. I wanted to do something that was relevant to me in my personal life, without it being too personal. In the beginning I was thinking maybe doing a movie about what my five favorite puzzles were. I could easily picture that idea. I brainstormed ideas for several days until I had a pretty solid committed idea. Coming up with “5 Facts About Vietnamese Names” was quite the challenge for me but it was fun! It was like with Audacity, it was fun but challenging at the same time. I was lucky to have a mother who had all the camera gear and lights I could possibly want (plus more!). She helped me get my “studio” ready, and for several hours I was in full business mode. It took me 13 hours to get the whole project done. I was actually surprised that I made all of my information fit into that little time span.

At the beginning my video was about nine minutes long. Not what I wanted to see! I used iMovie instead of Premiere Pro just because I have made tons of videos with iMovie before, and I didn’t want to miss the deadline by working with a program I’m not yet comfortable with. I tend to relax more with ease when I’m working with something I’m familiar and comfortable with. After I had my images, videos, music, and recordings finalized, I disappeared into my bedroom, got myself all cozy with blankets and pillows all around, and didn’t come out until I was done with the project. Success greeted me with open arms and I was content with what I had accomplished!

F18 P5: 5 Interesting facts about the Vietnamese alphabet


This project was fun for me to do since I do projects like these all the time. The hardest part for me to do was the voice-over. Usually I just add music and titles to the projects and mute or turn the sound down. With this assignment, I had to time my voice and words while I watched the movie. It took me a good hour or so to get the timing just right. Modifying the images and video clips were fairly easy as well as adding the titles. I didn’t expect the project to take this long because I’ve done previous projects like these and it takes about a day to do it at most. This project took two evenings and a morning to do. I was a little taken back when I heard I was supposed to make something that included a number five in it and it had to be two minutes at maximum. I was used to making things really long without a maximum or minimum deadline. When I first started out making this movie I thought it would be a breeze. I stand corrected. I ended up changing and re-planning my whole entire movie. There were a lot of details I had to end up cutting out, but I chose the images and movie clips that I thought were most interesting and would capture the audience’s attention. What I was trying to accomplish through this project was giving people a glimpse of what they would have to learn if they had an interest in learning the Vietnamese language. The first thing most people study is the alphabet. There’s more to the alphabet than what got shown in the video clip, but at least I got to touch base on something I’m very passionate about and it also ties into the culture I grew up in.

P5 – Wu Xing – “The five types of chi dominating at different times”


I do realize that I should have been shooting my own video, and intended to, but couldn’t think of a topic, procrastinated, and then got sick. I wanted to go out and get photos or videos of a flowing creek, trees, I was thinking some kind of rock formation for earth, but there was no way I could go out and shoot photos of videos in this condition, and I couldn’t think of anything that I could do in my house. (It took me long enough to figure out what I wanted to do in the first place.) Vague and ‘open to interpretation’ assignments are always the hardest for me. That being said, all of the videos I used are Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licensed (reuse and modification OK with no attribute required), I wrote down all of my attributions anyway. If anyone wants to see them, CLICK HERE . I did spend a LOT of time editing this video, I knew nothing about Premiere before, and am actually really glad I got this little taste of it.

I chose my subject after days of thinking about it (to no avail), by Google searching ‘5’. I searched around the web for a while, and found a blog that lead me to a Wikipedia page about all kinds of things related to ‘5’ in some way. When I came across Wu Xing, I was immediately interested and decided to make a kind of informational video about it. I found it appealing because I’d never thought about the elements or seasons that way (there is a TON of information about it that I couldn’t fit into a two minute video.) I also already had the format and substance of the video mapped out in my mind just after reading the Wiki article. This was amazing because I had been putting a lot of thought into it and striking out for quite a few days. I wish I would have gotten this idea a few days sooner, so I could have taken my own photos or videos, because, while it would look less professional, I would get a better grade. The most difficult part about this assignment I think was getting the video to stay at 2 minutes (even though I went a little over), because it made the text seem too rushed for slower readers.

5 Past times of mine…

For this video I chose to take the comedy route once more.In this video I talk about 5 past times of mine, that I consider somewhat bizarre and unique. The obvious theme for the video is my obsession with all things anime related, I did this on purpose Since I thought the similarity between all of my past times would add some humor.

The past times I chose for this project were watching anime shows, looking at pictures with the anime aesthetic online, drawing in the anime aesthetic, playing video games with the anime aesthetic and cosplay. I tend to do most of the past times I talked about in the video almost everyday, the only one I do rarely is cos-playing, due to money constrictions.

Choosing the topic for the video wasn’t hard, for some reason the idea of my past times was born within my mind right away, and since I couldn’t shake the idea I decided to go with it. Coming up with the past times wasn’t very hard either, since I’m a very boring person, or at least I consider myself to be, due to my hobbies not being very exciting or active.

I used a lot of music from soundcloud for this project, as well as a camera shutter sound effect and a transparent graphic for my text slides. I took care to make sure that all the extra media I got for this assignment was royalty free and free for use. I really wanted to try to make my own music, since I’ve always wanted to do so, but I didn’t have enough time, plus I would need to get a bunch of musical sound effects from the web since I don’t play any instruments, which would’ve slowed me down a whole lot more.

Thank you so much for checking out my video, I know my humor is very specific but I hope you find it enjoyable regardless.


Flower Graphic by:


Music in order of appearance:

Cute Sine Chords-Kuma
Epic Orchestral-Sky-FloidBeats

Sound effect by:


-by Monica B

Alison Arts 2018-11-06 22:07:27

So for this project, I wanted to create doodles using the number 5 as a base. I didn’t actually come up with this idea entirely on my own. The first drawing of a dog was taught to me years ago by a foreign exchange student who stayed at my house for a short time. I used to draw it on all my papers all the time when I was younger, so it was kind of nice to draw it once more. After that first drawing, however, I was kind of on my own to come up with the later drawings. The snake seemed like the easiest idea, but from then on I had to use my creative talents as an artist to figure out the other three. I did this by flipping and rotating the number, changing my perspective of it helped me come up with new ideas. After that, I had to go in with a screen recorder and my tablet to capture the digital drawings. I knew I wanted to do this digitally, specifically because I wanted to use this project as a chance to do some small animations. Some of them are really short, and frankly silly, but still fun! On another note, I had so much trouble editing this video because Premiere Pro kept glitching on my computer and turning out awfully rendered clips. I finally got it though! And I uploaded it to youtube! Only to realize the maximum time limit was supposed to be 2 minutes, and this video is almost at three.  I’d like to think the content is enough to excuse the excess time, but frankly, even if it isn’t I’ve been playing around with these clips too much to go back again, not to mention resubmit everything.

Anyway, all complaining aside, enjoy!

Music courtesy of Free Vibes Music