Original Assignment (5 stars)
Out of all the video assignments, this one in particular was a pain in the ass. It took many attempts to get it somewhat on point (still not satisfied with it). Timing played a huge factor in this assignment, and so was making sure the camera remained in the same position between the two takes. I used the green screen feature in iMovie to complete this assignment.
The video took place in my editing room, and there was no set script, just kind of went with the flow. Editing was pretty time consuming because I wanted to make sure the timing between the two clips sounded like an actual conversation (did not want any long pauses in between). Truthfully, I think this was my weakest video assignment out of them all (I just couldn’t get it to flow how I wanted).
The video itself is very basic, and is just under 30 seconds. I was able to add a fade effect to one clip, but not the other (the one that was green screened), which prevented me from having a smooth ending on the last clip. I hate the way the last clip ends abruptly, so I decided to add text (play and stop) on the first and last clip to make it seem like the video was being controlled by a remote (to kind of play off the sloppy ending).
There seemed to be a line that wouldn’t go away after I cropped the two scenes together. It was annoying because I recorded both of them back to back with the same lighting. That’s when I decided to saturate both clips and play with the exposure to cover up the line the best I could. Lastly, I wanted to spice the video up a bit by adding background music at a low volume. This is where my iTunes library came in handy. After sorting through some instrumentals, it was a simple click and drag right onto my video (super easy).
As I stated earlier, this particular assignment was a bit of a headache, but I know I wasn’t the only one struggling. It really is a cool feature to use for future projects, I just need to work out a few kinks and master it (all in due time). For now, check out this short convo between me and my twin.