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.
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 had fun making P5, I wanna do more with it but that’s for later. I’d like to, expanding on the theme of five, make 4 more images, one without the giant, one with it forming, the one that’s made, one with the city mid explosion after the star is taken, and the city destroyed. Then I could edit them together in sequence and the video could be longer and not rely so heavily on premiere editing for visual storytelling. With that being said I like what I came up with my limitations withstanding. I researched and found out Danse Mascarabe Is copyright free in the US, It’s one of my favorite orchestral performances and I’m glad I could use it. It was fun getting out of my comfort zone for this project because I don’t paint things in color often, I need to practice that more, but doing it for this I can see I have a ways to go for color painting, with more time it would be more refined but more paintings in general will help me find a comfortability with playing with color and light in paintings.
*SPOILERS FOR THE LORE AND CLASS DISCUSSION POTENTIALLY*
The painting is composed of five colors, yellow, blue, purple, and orange. The painting is of a constellation giant coming to loom over a golden city in a dark desert and taking a star from the sky, leading to the city to be destroyed. Stars are five pointed shapes in their generic symbol form but I chose to not draw any five pointed stars so that choice wouldn’t be so obvious.
Pets, most of us have at least one, I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a hamster but someone didn’t make the cut due to the assignment being in numbers of 5. Don’t worry the older dog will be shown in a later assignment. For this assignment, I picked the pets with the most prominent personalities to rate them on a scale of 1-10. For example, my cat Mushu is beautiful and intelligent but he’s so smart he gets bored fast and creates chaos. Balancing out the pros and cons of my pets will determine an accurate rating. My mother would also agree with the ratings too, as most of the things that are destroyed by the pets are her belongings, unfortunately. In the video, I have presented as I said before the pets with the most personalities.
The video includes Jett the purebred black lab, yes I said purebred because no one believes it, because of his size but he is just a gentle giant. The 2nd animal featured will be the animal I used in the example above, Mushu he doesn’t need an introduction he’s just chaotic. The 3rd animal would be the lovely Sulley, there’s nothing past those blue eyes, no thought process at all. And the 4th animal is another cat, Miso which is the first cat we adopted. If you want to know the 5th animal you are going to have to watch the video he’s the best pet in the house.