Our topic in this project was about how depression looks like in the life of a person and the process of getting better. Our message in this video was to show our viewers that there are always people you can talk to or ask for help when you need it. No matter how difficult it may be to ask for help, they will do it. This subject is important to my partners and me because depression is pretty common in the high school setting. We as teens are growing up emotionally and physically, we are getting prepared for the oncoming future. Getting ready for adulthood and be stressful and scary. The goal we wanted to achieve in this project was to really show how depressed people feel and how they can get better. We were required to produce a two to three video on depression in a relevance that connects with our audience. We were allowed to create our own sound effects and produce a soundtrack on Garage Band. We would edit our footage on Final Cut Pro. My partners were Arianna, Carina, and Lily. Arianna was the editor; she compiled all of the footage together. She added effects, jump cuts, and made the whole video run smoothly. Carina was the head camera person, her job was to direct all of the main shots in the video. i was support our project, i give them advice and i helped them with our jobs when we needed it. Lily's job was to make the script. Lily mainly wrote all of what we did and said as a group in the video.
For this project, our team had to learn how to use Final Cut Pro since we were new to the software. With that, we learned many tips and tricks to make our editing segment in this project easier. We learned how to use the different types of playheads and what they are. We learned how to cut and paste our footage, how to make the clips shorter, how to layer clips. Most importantly, we were reminded how to film and make our shots look clean and stable. We used these types of tips when we had extra footage that we didn't need or want. It is important to use FCPX Libraries, Events and Projects properly because it can help with being organized and overall have a faster production. When our audience is watching our video it's important to make sure the audio and the footage line up nicely. It's also important to make sure the audio is always at the same volume. You don't want the audio to be all quiet and then all of a sudden it's blasting your eardrums. To make sure you don't do that, the audio should always be hitting above 12 and below 6. My team and I all agree that the audio sounds more professional. When we recorded our voiceover, we were using a professional microphone. It was meant to be high-quality audio if we produced it correctly. We like our video footage, but not a much as our audio.
Finally, describe your biggest challenges during this project and what you did to help overcome them. Explain your group dynamic... who was the driving force toward attaining the project goal and how did the other person help or hinder that progress? Explain the most enjoyable part of this project and conclude with a reflection of your critique results... explain why you agree or disagree with them. (6 sentence minimum)
I think the greatest challenge for my team was filming. Our video was about the daily life and perspective of a depressed person. We wanted to show time passing so we had our actor wear different clothes in the different scenes. Because of the details we wanted to show in our video, like the change of clothes, the process of our video became long. .... I think the most enjoyable part in this project was seeing the finished product. All of our hard work was put together and we got to see the final piece.
1) Embed your Visual Statement video from Google Drive at the top
2) Include 2 screenshots showcasing FCPX editing skills below first paragraph
3) Insert a screenshot your Audio/Video log after the second paragraph
4) Add your results from the class critique before the tags
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