For my Last video of the semester I decided to do a video about myself. I did one in sophmore year and freshman year so why not keep the trend going. Instead of doing my traditional way of filming I decided to vear off path a bit and do somthing different. I has a classmate take a podeom with caster wheels and roll it twoards me while I walked backwards while the camera was rolling. It gives it a walk through type style that i think gives the video a bit of spice. The only downside is that the constant change in background could distract the viewer since its not consistant throught the video like my average video. I imformed the viewers about my growth on TikTok and other achivements i have had over my time doing social media Overall I learned a new way to film and I hope to try it again and make it flow better new time!
For this project I decided to do a video about Broadcast and show a little bit behind the scenes with a unique video style. I cut the video into two sections by starting out the video by me holding the camera and having more of a vlogger feel. Then it moves to a few Broll shots and then a black screen. The black screen also cuts off the background music and then after about a second a new instrumental starts playing. With the start of the new background music comes interviews of classmates asking them about their experiences in Broadcast and what they think about the learning enviroment. I belive I pulled off this Youtube/News package style video greatly and showed great Broll and creative shots throughout.
For my 60 Second project i decided to do a video I like to call "Welcome To Ladue". Its a welcoming video highlighting the strongpoints and different oppertunitys at Ladue. I added a creative introduction by downloading Google Maps Pro and doing a zoom from outer space into Ladue Horton Walkin Highschool. Then I introcude myself and say "Welcome to Ladue". I used a very light enthusiast beat that grabs the viewers attention. I edited to the beat and to the unique sounds embedded in the beat. Overall this is definitely in my top 3 favorite projects I have completed.
For my latest project I decided to dive into a subject that I am extremely passionate about, RPM Stl! RPM Stl is a large car club around the St.Louis area that I am a huge part of. I decided to show my passion and dedication for this club by making a video about it and what we have achieved. I really enjoyed creating the video due to the project itself not having very many guidelines. I had a blast incorporating various videos and information into my project. I worked hard to make sure that the viewer would be engaged the whole duration of the video and that it would be an intriguing information video with many graphics and videos. Overall I believe that it turned out amazing and I am very happy with the end product!
Since the first time I stepped into my first broadcast technology class over a year ago I have grown greatly and my 60 second video reflects that perfectly. For my 60 second video I decided to share my background on Youtube and my growth over the last 4 years. Deciding what to share and include in the video was tough but I think that's what made it fun. Figuring out the best parts of the story and fitting into a 60 second video was challenging yet exciting. I feel as if it made us think a bit more on how we should approach the project and made us really think about what really needed to be included. Finishing this project with a smile on my face was one of the best parts of the whole assignment for me. I Went from 11-12 minutes of footage to 1 minute of footage by taking the best sound bites and configuring them to fit the storyline. I was truly impressed by all the different approaches and outcomes of all the 60 second videos from my classmates and I feel as if this project really showed the amount of creativity in our class. Overall this has definitely been one of my favorite projects and I can't wait for what's to come.
During the Humans Of Ladue project I learned a lot about interviewing and what is needed to create a complete news package. When it comes to interviewing I learned lots about the composition and what it takes to get enough footage and what to do to prepare for an interview. For example I had to go to my subjects house to get b-role and interview him. Something else I learned is when it comes to editing, Picking out the best sound bites and picking through the footage is crucial. Having more then enough footage is great when it comes to the editing stage. I also learned that when editing and filming, Little things can distract the viewer and can take the focus off the subject. Checking your equipment before use is also something you should always do to prevent any problems when you are ready to film. Those are some of the main things I learned from the Humans Of Ladue Project.
Watching "Steve Hartman from CBS News visits with students from Ladue View." I noticed a lot about the way he interviews people. Due to his unprofessional and homely feel the people he interviews feel comfortable sharing storys and letting out while doing so. In the 1st Story "Everyone has a story: Veteran" Right of the bat you could tell that they had no requirements for the interview and just let loose by the way he jokes with the man and how he goes and films them doing daily life activities. For example he says "One or two word answer kind of thing" That loosens the air and breaks down tension. Which connects to when in "Steve Hartman from CBS News visits with students from Ladue View." He stated that he likes to be himself and not have all the professionals gear and just likes to go with the flow. Another one of Steve Hartmans storys that show that people feel comfortable around him and speaking the truth is "On the road: Middle school football player makes a life-changing play". The reason this one fits shows the significance of Steve Hartmans interviews is the way the middle school football player at the end of the story starts crying and lets out his emotions. For example the kid says "I wouldn't have come up with that". This is something that most likely wouldn't have happened on a regular interview but the way he interviews brings a happy and homely presents that makes people share.
Watching the "Interviewing Tips For Video" I learned a lot about types of interviews and how to set them up. For example I learned about "Cool", Cool stands for Colorful,Outgoing, Opininative and lively. That shows what you want your subject to be and what makes a good interview. I also learned to never interview friends. Interviewing friends leads to awkwardness and being non professional and you may not get the best footage or what you need. I also learned that planning is a key part to having a good interview with structure. Using a camera, Microphone,Tripod and headphones to monitor the audio is crucial for a good interview. Lighting also plays a big role in how the video turns out, placing the lights behind the camera is the best way to position the lights rather than behind the subject causing a siloett. Also the rules of third and eyes on third also are a huge role of how the end video product comes out. If you don't have a microphone use your phone and stand anywhere from 2-3 feet away for best quality. Thats the main parts and requirements to have a great complete interview.
My Six-Word story is "Strive For Positivity, Accept Your Surroundings". This is expressing that you should accept your surroundings for what it is and be positive while doing so. This is showing a way to be positive and thrive in your learning environment. If you'r negative about your surroundings being positive could be a great way to change your look about it and your determination for working in that space.
My first shot was My first shot is a close up of my feet to show movement and carry momentum through the story. My second shot was a Dark Voyer to show environment and the space that I'm/Subject's in. My third shot is a point of view of me opening the door into the school to show the setting for the rest of my shots. My fourth shot is a wide shot of the student plaza to show the area that the shots are taking place. My fifth shot is a Extreme angle of me walking up the main staircase to show me moving to another area. My sixth shot is a wide/Medium shot of me standing in the library as people walk by to show my surroundings which blends with my Six-Word story.
One lesson I learned is its good to experiment with different shots because some shots might work better in a situation than another shots will. Its also good to give yourself a good amount of time to film because if you rush your end product will be effected. One challenge I had was deciding what shot I should use in the setting to get the most detail and information while not giving to much and still having the main focus on the main subject/Me. I am very happy with my end product and the way that my video flowed and transitioned even with as little editing it has. Overall the project was a great way to learn and understand the shots, yet I would have liked it if we could have used a few more shots to express the same action. One of my favorite things about the project was the way we learned all the 19 shots, By filming them and getting a feel for them to see if we liked them. Some advice for future students doing this project is too get the filming done efficiently and well because if your footage is not how you like it or bot good than you will have a hard time trying to fix it and edit it while most likely you can't and you'll have to re-shoot.
Ernest Hemingway was one of the first create a six-word story. Ernest's six-word story "For sale, Baby shoes never worn" stands out and makes you wonder what happens or caused the shoes never to be worn. This is showing some kind of tragic event that impacted someones life. I have learned that six-word stories can be about anything, Sad, happy, emotional and so on. Yet six-word stories seem to highlight the main parts and sometimes is hard to comprehend because it doesn't give you lots of context. The story was made because Ernest was at lunch and his friends bet him he count write a 6 word story, He wrote "For sale, Baby shoes never worn". Overall the meaning of the six-word story by Ernest Hemingway is about a mother that had a miscarriage and then went onto sell the baby shoes. Something that stood out when searching websites is every six-word story has a picture that goes along with it, It shows the overall meaning or object the story is about. One of the websites I found helpful that gave me great information on Ernest Hemingways six-word story "for sale, baby shoes never worn" .
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