ISYS100 video Report
In this assignment, we aim to shoot a short film which needs to be edited in a complete way. Although the video does not last long, the work we did is more than what it looks like.
We indeed confronted several challenges during the process of the assignment. First of all, we had a big problem on the choices of locations. Initially, we intended to look for some places which are central to street arts; however it turns out to be more difficult than what we imagined. A multitude of street walls which are covered by gorgeous painting are scattered into different locations. As a consequence, it brings us a physical burden on scrabbling about street arts.
Secondly, for the sake of diversity, we determined to provide various types of street arts in our video, such as acrobatics, buskers, etc. In fact, the day we shoot the video was not weekend which means we had fewer opportunities to capture different types of street artists. In spite of that, we try our best to enrich our content of video.
The last but not least, along with the progress of creating the video, the conflict of editing tools’ selection among our group members is increasingly apparent. Some of them supported to apply ulead video studio as it is more popular recently. Some suggested using window movie maker since it is most common. Imovie is followed by apple mania. Ultimately, we utilized two sorts of tools (window movie maker and Imovie) in order to compare the different effects and select the better version.
As to the process of creating the video, as I mentioned before, we went to a vast of places which are across almost entire city area in order to collect video material. For instance, we found aborigines and acrobatics shows in Circular quay and darling harbor respectively. Amazing hip hop show is sought in QVB to add fashionable elements into the video. In townhall station, a guitar street singer was playing a fetching song which was captured by our camera as well. At last, graffiti was founded in the rocks and north Sydney.
During the editing process, comparing with two editing tools we found that Imovie was relative ease of use, since we merely need to add our video source into the software, and then selected one title from the module board.
By dragging the segments to finish the cutting and combining. In addition, as the Imovie version looks impressive and vivid, most of group members voted for this version rather than the movie maker version.
At last, we inserted background music and words to display the video perfectly. Due to our video is concentrated on the street arts; we simply added a picture of our group members to meet the requirements of assignment.
Refer to the topic of group assignment the blog created mainly focus on the post of street busckers and graffitis. Some pictures and articles which were posted on the blog are attracting the general public‘s resonance.
Similarly, the content of our video is interactive with the blog. The essence of the blog is to present the interest findings in our daily life. Therefore, the video assignment is compliance with the goal of blog.
On the basis of the vivid examples which are presented in video, the blog becomes more convincible and attractive. Additionally, it firmly highlights the theme of the blog by collecting the performances of streets arts.
To sum up, although the process of shooting video is not simple, all problems have been tackled. The process of editing video is much smoother compared with shooting process. The short video can be considered as a complement to blog.