This project came together by trial and error. It has been years since I’ve attempted to edit a video with professional software. The last video I edited before last week’s WSU Adobe Premiere tutorials was in iMovie with an old Apple laptop years ago. After completing last week’s Adobe Premiere tutorials, I became curious about Apple’s Final Cut Pro and decided to watch a few Youtube tutorials on editing with Final Cut. What I learned was this software is more intuitive for someone like myself who has spent over a decade messing around in Garageband and Logic X. I attempted to edit with Adobe Premiere but, I have to admit I ended up doing most editing with Apple’s Final Cut Pro. In the end, I transferred the last clips and audio to Premiere, so I now have working Apple Final Cut & Adobe Premiere Files.
As for the storyline, I wanted to relate this video story to The_Pro_Dad and touch upon the previous week’s audio story about the effects of screen time with kids. My daughter loves TV and the idea of screen time is always an interesting topic as our phones, tv, tablets, and other media have all become daily necessities. My initial storyboard idea was to use all of my own images, videos, and write custom music to provide a 30-60 second clip related to screen time. I captured minutes of footage of my daughter and dozens of images capturing her watching TV or playing with a cell phone.
What I quickly learned after importing the videos and editing in software Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro was the story made no sense to music. I replayed the images and attempted to add bullet points of relevant text to video. The result was what looked like a boring PowerPoint Presentation set to music. To change gears, I listened to the Week 9 audio story and realized it had a little flow. My idea then shifted to adding video to complement the pre-existing audio story about screen time. I had enough video footage captured by iPhone of my daughter watching TV and playing, and used enough visual imagery in the audio story that it was easy to find appropriate videos such as the heart to represent heart disease or the chubby cartoon man to describe obesity. The random videos were downloaded in great thanks to Pixabay.
Since this is a project for my Washington State University grad program, I figured it would be fun to place a Jpeg of the University in the intro. The_Pro_Dad again is always open to reading new information on the topic of screen time, so if you have any other articles we need to read, please comment below.
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