For my video storytelling project I had the opportunity to work with Sam Markus. Sam knew a few guys that are in a band here in Laramie know as Not My Weekend, so we thought they would make a good focal point for our video. We decided that we wanted to do a promotional video due to the fact we were unable to attend a performance by Not My Weekend.
I really enjoyed this assignment because I find working with video very interesting personally. It was also a lot of fun because Sam and I pretty much just hung out with the band while we were getting footage and they are just a group of cool guys with some serious musical talent. I also really enjoyed learning how to efficiently operate Adobe Premier Pro. I feel as though knowledge concerning video editing could really be beneficial to me in the future. The only part of this project I didn’t really enjoy was trying to figure all the editing software out after we had our footage. We tried the trial version but it was more difficult and we really had no idea what we were doing. That was certainly frustrating.
I was thoroughly surprised with how long it actually took us to upload all of the footage and audio we needed into the software. I thought this would be the quickest part but it pretty much took us an entire afternoon to get it all figured out. I was also surprised with how easy the editing process became once we had started to get the hang of it and had decided what we wanted in our video. Not only that, but it actually became rather fun. If I had the opportunity to do anything differently I would have liked to have a better plan, or outline, of the video before we gathered our footage. While we had come to a general agreement concerning what we wanted the video to be, while we were editing we realized there were certainly some more questions we would have liked to ask or different shots we would have liked to capture.
Seeing as how I am very interested in sports there is a good chance that I could go into sports reporting. If I do this, the ability to edit my own videos will certainly be very useful and may even make me stand out during the application process. As I mentioned earlier, I also find video very interesting. I could definitely see myself editing videos as a hobby or even as side-work in the future. Obviously I will need much more practice, but that is certainly not something I will shy away from.