Final Video Story
Above my friends is a video revision assignment for COM561 at Washington State University. The audio was captured initially with a Shure SM57 microphone into a Presonus audio interface and edited via Logic X before file transfer into Adobe Audition. The final video was edited using Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
The difficulty in the assignment for me was determining how to create a video story and keep to the theme of the The_Pro_Dad Instagram page. As mentioned in last weeks blog post, I attempted to storyboard and planned to shoot a 30-60 second video quickly explaining the concept of screen time and current studies involving long-term developmental effects. As a father of a 2-year-old and with another baby girl on the way, I wanted to use this assignment to educate myself on the subject matter. The original storyboard idea was a failure, and the video above is a result of starting over after further training myself in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere video editing capabilities. Still a novice, I relied on YouTube tutorials and searched google to help with basic troubleshooting. Failed storyboard below:
I initially attempted to do all editing in Adobe Premiere but, considering I recently purchase a pretty powerful MacBook Pro this year and have extensive experience in other software programs; I was curious in Apple’s product Final Cut Pro. After viewing online tutorials, I was able to find software plugins and easy to follow installation instructions. Excited that I could utilize video plugins similar to how I add and edit audio plugins, I proceeded to insert too many effects as my Instructor kindly pointed out. I entered several “skipping” or screen shaking screen effects that seem out of place but, I was overexcited merely to test new plugins during my draft release. The extensive amount of post effects are no longer present in this final draft.
To avoid any potential permission issues, I removed the attribution to WSU. As also noticed in my draft feedback, the font was too small and not consistent throughout the video. In the edited video above those setting have been adjusted. The last piece of input considered was the request for new content to replace the duplicated obese man & heart videos downloaded from Pixabay. I kept the videos in this submission but, avoided duplicating the .mp4 files by removing the files from the credits section. In their place, I have inserted new videos of my daughter shot and edited this week. I hope to continue adding video content to this blog shortly. Stay tuned.
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