Category Archives: Sp20-P5 Final Project

A Rainy Day In Florence OR

By Kristen Chunn

For my final project I wanted to do a photo/video essay about some wonderful memories I have with my Nana in Florence OR. I spent a large chunk of my childhood visiting her there and going around town with my family. I love looking back at old family photos, and I found a bunch of photos of us from the years 2004-2008 and I wanted to make a video reminiscing on the memories I have. My Nana was such an amazing woman, mom, leader, and grandma. She’s basically Wonder Women with all the amazing accomplishments she had in her life. My Nana was one of my favorite people in the world, and when she passed back in 2018, it was difficult for the whole family. She left behind a wonderful life and legacy and for this project I wanted to shine some light on it and have a remembrance video for her. 

I decided to make the video have a retro-90’s style and feel simply because I love the way it looks. The 90’s was such a good time, even though I wasn’t even alive to experience it. I found it so much fun to learn how to do these effects in Premiere Pro since it is something I didn’t know how to do prior to this assignment. I wanted to challenge myself with this assignment and I think I did a pretty good job in doing so. Although filmmaking is something “easy” (because it can and can’t be) for me, trying to film in a car, that’s going fast, through the hills wasn’t. I was struggling to stabilize my phone to make sure I didn’t get bumpy and blurry images but I think I managed to do so. Learning something new in Premiere was an experience for sure because it can be really difficult. I am really happy from the way that the editing and video overall turned out! It’s something new and special that I was able to do to honor my Nana’s passing.

The Museum

The Museum animations is a short story about an apple and an orange, with a participation of an unexpected Titan. I hope you enjoy it.

Note: It is a thriller.

The Museum

I have fun with this project, it was a therapy for me during this end of this ‘quarantine’ term.

My goal was to use stop motion techniques in a way that I do not rely on people to get my work done. But I end up mixing photos with video, which for me had a very interesting outcome.

I was looking for something fun but also with some suspense and mystery. I planned to eat the apple anyways, but it was just an idea, I realize my self creating the story while shooting. That was cool because I had my storyboard but while working I start adding things. So I can say that the story was created with the flow but started with the storyboard. I gather all my previous artwork to create my scenario and the two only fruits that I had left in my refrigerator.

I had two production days because I needed an extra shot, and it ended up being a smart choice, I got a cool idea which was the end. I had another day to put them together and another day to work with audio. Having those breaks for me was good because I felt that working with a fresh mind in each part of the process made me more creative and I did not feel overworking on it.

I used Premiere Pro for post-production and to record the voices of the characters. Instrumental music used in this animation is from the Incompetech website. Tools used: Camera, Tripod, desk lamp.

Last but not least, I want to say thank you to all of us that are trying our best to keep up with this quarantine term. I wish you all the best and hope to meet you in person in other classes. It was such a great experience looking and get inspired by the beautiful work among all of us.

Keep doing creative work,

Stay healthy and safe.

We made it!!

By Sara Baptista

Final Project – COVID-19 Viurs in Kids’ Eyes

I was inspired by my son to have the idea to do this video. by his question on the virus to me, I was wondering what kids think of the Corona Virus Crisis.

In early March, with the outbreak of Coronavirus in the U.S. I still went to my work, one morning, my son came to me when I was about to leave for work, he begged me not to go to work and he said there was a virus outside. I was so touched and this is the first time I noticed that this could be an issue to understand for 4 years old. I thought he might just find an excuse to keep me at home, but, his action on the second morning made me think of his request seriously as he was serious, he asked me if I was still going to work immediately when he woke up.

To face such a pressure of being quarantined for months, it is hard for many adults. Those kids have been cut away from their little mates, parks, and outdoor activities for months. What do they know and how much do they know and how are they dealing with the issues? What we can give them is more attention and love to help them come over and be stronger as they seem to be facing more challenging and uncertain worlds in the future.

I really like the procedure to produce the video, I feel grateful to have been accepted by kids’ parents and was able to approach their kids on camera. I love kids’ reasons on camera over the topic, they are authentic and pure. I feel humble to talk to them. I think, to understand how we understand the world has a large determination on how the people around us understand and interpret the world when we are small. They are the future of our world, we should be very careful about what we do and how we demonstrate the right ways and attitude to respond to them.