LOGGING SHOTS: To log my shots I watched the full video capture twice, paying attention to how the thigns she said could be tied together and fit with a cohesive piece. Then I found those pieces and put them together in a video to being my rough draft. This is really simple in iMovie 09 because you can drag things to the timeline without effecting the original capture. Which means later I could still easily adjust and precision trim the clips i grabbed in the rough draft.
SCRIPTING AND EDITING: I made a short list on scratch paper of what would make sense in the video. I jotted this down as I watched the full length video and before I assembled the rough draft.
RESHOOTS: I have all the video footage I need. I think I will look for more stills to insert in the background.
REFLECTION: At this point I am satisfied with the material I have but want to put more work into the arrangement and editing. I edited to tell three mini stories. I could also have just focused on Professor Sullivan’s life, but I wanted to convey a full story about SCM.
IMPROVISATION: I think my ideas are evolving and changing. At first I wanted things to be very clearly separated into the three categories, but as I went I realized I liked them overflowing a little bit.
REHEARSAL: I am satisfied with the organization of the words and stories told. The narrative seems to have good form. I am definitely missing more interesting things to look at. I plan to add more layers of video. I like the audio as it is, spent a good deal of time this morning and last night making sure her voice carried properly thorugh the clips and that the transitions did not cut her off. I believe that I am communicating effectively to my audience but am very excited to share in class and see what others think.
GENERAL: I am really enjoying this class to evaluate and appreciate video. I now watch ordinary TV and movies with a critical eye, trying to evaluate what makes it interesting. I pay attention to camera angles and framing.