“You Learn More as You Redo!”

How do you take interesting footage and turn it into works of art? That’s been a question I’ve been asking for weeks as I diligently attempt to do so. With every angle done within each edit, I’ve learn to polish the most difficult ones.  My last post I mention the critiques received from my supervisors and how helpful they were. Well this week I sat down for my first redo and I incorporated various things to make the footage I had better.  I was working on a video for Dr. Paul Croce and what was 3 minutes became 1. Although my attempt was to get it to 20 seconds, by the time I added credits I ended up at 1 minute. I said to myself if this doesn’t work I’ll revisit, but I was pleased with the results. Now of course if I receive feedback saying fix I’ll do so, but I honestly think this will work better.

Now that I have a better hang of Adobe Premiere the redo process was relaxing. I still spent 8 hours editing, but I was constantly learning how to make things better. Earlier that day I met with Dr. Underriner to discuss my senior project and the tips he gave me for editing my music I also incorporated into videos.  He showed me how duplicating tracks, adding effects, and eq’ing could make something empty sound full. A few weeks ago, he also showed me how to view my audio in Premiere over in Audition, and how normalizing and eq’ing could make the audio for video better. So, with that in mind I attempted to get rid of excess noise and make my background music sound full and not tinny.  I’m still grasping the concept of this, but it made the video better.

One last thing I’ve learned to do better in Adobe Premiere are the rolling credits. This was not easy for me because I couldn’t get the keyframes right. Plus, in older versions of Premiere there were settings called rolling credits, but it was taken way in 2017’s update; so, the process was different. Well after watching several YouTube videos I got the hang of it. Thankfully enough 2018’s version has added it back and hopefully it will make creating rolling credits much easier.

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  1. Glad to read that you are transferring knowledge between your internship and senior project. That is an important skill in itself: The ability to recognize where knowledge needs to be applied, and pulling information from one context to another. As you gain more experience, you have more knowledge to pull from and hopefully the wisdom to know where you should apply it.

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