I was really excited about the video project when I found out about it. I worked with video quite a bit during my A Levels so I was looking forward to learning new tricks and using different equipment.
For the video project we could literally do what we wanted, as long as it was interesting and engaging to whoever was watching it. We could do a newsy video with voxpops and interviews, or we could do a mini documentary. I chose the latter. After watching a few videos in class, one that really stuck out to me was ‘The Satorialist‘, a video about a New York fashion blogger. I begun talking to a few of my friends on camera after watching this video ann then decided to focus on my friend Lauren for my documentary. She had a lot going on in her life at the time I was filming, which meant I could quite easily slot myself into her schedule to go and film her in different places, doing different things.
Once I had all my footage, the editing process came, which I really struggled with. After working for almost five hours one night, when I returned the next day my project wouldn’t open on Final Cut, meaning I had to start again from scratch which really irritated me, but I learnt my lesson. When all my editing for my documentary was finished, I decided to make a Video Diary which was just an on screen evaluation of what I did and how I did it.
Working with video was really good, and I loved learning how to use all of the new software. I think my video package as a whole really succeeded. If I could change anything about it, I would interview Lauren in a more scenic place other than her bedroom, but at the time I thought her own personal space would look good as the background to the video. Apart from that, I really like my video overall and think it all works together really well.
This is my finished project.