No matter if you go to Crossfit or workout at Half Acre, being active is what Jeremy, Abigail, and I wanted to portray in this video storytelling assignment. Our goal was to find and compare two different forms of exercising by interviewing qualified people who participate in these fitness activities. We interviewed Christa Munari, an avid Crossfitter, and Henry Jurkowski, an avid weightlifter. Our goal was to ask the two of them why they participate in the activities they do and why they enjoy it.
My favorite part of this whole experience was piecing all of our clips together into one video. We got so excited every time we thought something worked and looked good – Cassie can vouch for us. It was truly so much fun to see everything come together into one piece.
I also enjoyed the filming aspect of this project. You never really know what you’re looking to film until you’re in the actual filming location. You might have some incredible ideas, but once they’re executed, they might come out differently.
I didn’t enjoy uploading the videos from my phone to the computer. That was stressful and time-consuming. Half of the videos that were captured on my phone said they were corrupted and that really freaked me out. Therefore, I decided to restart my phone to see if it was a technical difficulty. Luckily, that worked.
Another part of this assignment I did not necessarily enjoy was trying to export the project from Adobe Premiere Pro. We couldn’t figure out how to export it into a format YouTube would accept. I had to leave and go to class, so luckily Jeremy was able to figure it out.
What was surprising was how time-consuming video editing can be. You have so much raw data that you have to re-watch over and over again; it gets extremely repetitive. After that, you have to figure out how different pieces fit together. I was surprised we were able to make everything flow smoothly. I have no experience editing video so I thought that was going to be tougher than it was.
I wish we were able to figure out some more of the ins-and-outs of Adobe Premiere Pro. I think it would have been able to help us out with our project. It took us longer to figure out simple tasks when it should have been done more quickly. All in all, we did the best we could with this assignment and I am very happy with how it turned out.
I want to work in public relations, so by having experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, I believe I’d be able to compile a basic public relations video for a client. By learning the basics of how to tell a story through a video, I believe I will be more successful in the future. I’m excited for future opportunities with editing video.