Intro to Video – My First Encounter

I almost feel I need to apologize for 6 weeks of silence!  Homework this quarter has been a killer; in addition, my job at Harrison college has been extended, so I have been busier than I expected.  So as a first post of the quarter, I will do my introduction video. 

My Intro to Video class was met with much trepidation.  I had heard “stories”!  On top of that, while still photography is an absolute thrill to me, taking video shots has never sparked the slightest interest.

One plus on my side is that Lainey uses video cameras at work and always owns the newest, latest, and greatest.  She happily let me borrow her brand new JVC that uploads directly to the computer and uses SD cards (as opposed to cumbersome tapes).  That is making this new experience much more pleasant than it would have been if I had needed to borrow the school’s cameras. 

These shots were taken on Mom’s farm and the pile of kids are a few of my beloved nieces and nephews.

First video – take some specific shots (long shot, close up, zoom, etc.) at 10 seconds each, put the clips in iMovie (software), manipulate, and save it for viewing. It was nerve wracking as a first project, but I got it done with only 1 point off for some shaky camera work on the zoom.

Note:  I have also learned how to use YouTube for more than just viewing other people’s videos!  This video is uploaded on YouTube and then linked into my blog.  I am moving into the IMD (interactive media) side of my degree this quarter.

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