When I first enrolled in this class, I was expecting to learn about new and emerging technologies. I wasn’t sure what that would entail, but I was pretty excited for it regardless. So, when I found out that we were mostly going to be working with video, I was feeling two things: 1. great because over the summer I was telling people how I worked with video and video editing in the past, but of my videos are silly and I’m not too sure if I would want to show my future employers those videos. 2. A little disappointed because I’ve worked with video editing, only it’s been on my own time and not in a classroom setting. Nonetheless, I am glad to have taken this class. I believe I have learned new things. I also found the readings very insightful, engaging, and inspirational, especially as a writer. I would love to refer back to these readings whenever I’m dealing with writer’s block. I enjoyed working with film. I enjoyed learning that anything and everything could be used to tell a story through film. I leaned new things about the camera and to look at the world in a different light- not to sound too cheesy.
I am very pleased with what I have over the course of this semester. My favorite unit was the manifesto and I believe that’s the video I am most pleased with- even though the audio isn’t even. The video that I think could use more work my Art of the Real video- the one with the students’ arts and crafts center. I however, I think I’m just mad because I didn’t realize that the camera I was working with is ancient and all my footage was blurry. I also realized that if I wanted to have an idea of how the audio sounds, I need to edit the video without earphones. I really took this to heart when I presented ‘Art of the Real’ and my drafts for my ‘This I Believe’ videos.
Even though video editing takes hours upon hours to do, I found myself enjoying it regardless. I tend to be happy with my final results as well. I do believe that this is something I can continue on in the future. Even if I don’t get a job that involves video editing, if I have the time, I could see myself doing this on my own time. I love matching music with footages and I’ve always enjoyed movies, so making my own always peaked my interest.