Monday, November 21, 2011

production notes

                After I finished my video project, I thought video shooting and editing are not easy jobs. If I can have another chance, I think I would shoot my video differently. Because my video is about a car accident, it is a tragedy of life. I will recreate the scenes for that accident. I will also use black and white color to present this accident.

        I learned a lot of things from this editing experience. First, I learned the importance of the storyboard in the video preproduction. If I have the storyboard before shooting, I will know what exactly I need to shoot when I actually start shooting. Second, the combination of audio and video are also very important. I need to consider the scenes and the content of the audio. Third, I learned how to order my audio. Before I start editing my audio, I think it should be very easy. However, it is not easy for me. I need to consider which part I should put first, which part I should delete, etc. Furthermore, patience is very important and essential during the editing process. While I was editing my video, I need to view and edit the footage of my video constantly. Even though it is only one second, I still want to try doing my best. Sometimes, I just feel that the editing is a little bit boring. Therefore, I need to be more patient when I edit videos.

        I think my background music is very appropriate for my video. I also like the beginning part of my video. I used many transitions among the scenes, such as fade to color and cross dissolve. I think final cut is an amazing video editing application. There are many incredible effects that I can use. If I can make a change for my video, I will shoot more. If only I have enough footage, I can do what I want when I edit my video.

        When I watched a video or movie in the past time, I would never think about the process behind the scenes. Now, when I watch a video or movie, I will think more about how they make this and why they make this. Because I have a basic idea about video shooting and editing right now, I will try to use more professional views to see the videos or movies. Watching movie not only means “watching movie” for me now, rather it is a filmmaking process. The things behind the scenes are more attracted to me.

        I think video editing is very interesting and challenging. You always can find new things and ideas through the editing process. Because of editing of video, we can create different styles of videos. We also can use various ways to represent our stories.

        In conclusion, I learned the basic skills about video shooting and editing during this project. I also found out many interesting things from the final cut. This is a very good exercise and experience. I think I will continue shooting and editing videos by myself. I love editing.