For our broadcast technology final, my teacher assigned us to create a video describing iAm. It took me quite a while to figure out what to do, and I ended up starting the video with the words "iAm Nadia" then, "iAm Video," followed by, "iAm a Cardinal," then, "iAm Life," "iAm Me," and finished with, "iAm Everything." I mixed in various clips of nature, my school, and my house. I also added clips of things of love, such as the Cardinals, my pets, etc. I really liked the prompt because it was so creative and allowed limitless ideas. Although it was difficult to figure out iMovie at first, but I really like the film trailer templates. The music goes really well with the video. Check it out on my videos page, and see you next year!
This month I created two videos. My first video was about the Special Olympics, which my school hosts every year in our gym. Special school districts come to our school and our freshman help them out in a volleyball tournament. It was great to film at it, because I participated in it last year and it was a lot of fun. The video turned out great with lots of broll and a few interview sound bytes. Also this month, I created a feature about the "Behind the Scenes" of the ACTE Convention (refer to previous blog). Although this video has a lot of setbacks, it was really fun to make and a great learning experience. At the convention, I filmed my fellow classmates working, with a a handheld camera. This was basically my first time using a handheld, so the shots came out really shaky. Aside from this, I interviewed some of my classmates which turned out unfocused. When I was doing the filming and interviewing, I had no idea I was actually going to make a feature about it, so I was not as careful as usual when filming. I spent a lot of time working on this video, and it ended up not being in my school's TV show for reasons I couldn't really control in editing. At first I felt it was very unjust that my video wasn't being used because of all the work I put into it, but now I understand why, and I am still very proud of the video I produced. Overall, I learned a lot and I am satisfied with the video. Both the Special Olympics and ACTE videos will be up Monday night, so be sure to check them out!