Bullying is a serious, rampant behavior that has taken over schools worldwide. Kevin, Jared and I chose this topic because we've all witnessed or was a victim of bullying. The goal of this project was to produce a 2-3 minute visual statement that represents our views on an issue that we feel passionately about. To create this project, we had to generate a strong voiceover and visuals that would relate to it. Using Garage Band we would create a soundtrack and edit the whole project in Final Cut Pro. Kevin was the editor, Jared was the lead camera man and I was the lead writer.
Final Cut Pro was definitely a big difference from using iMovie, the editing program we used before. Final Cut Pro is more advanced. We learned new keyboard shortcuts that we were not familiar with in iMovie. We didn't only learn new shortcuts but we learned different terms, such as "blade"and "playhead". The FCPX is organized in a way that divides the work in three different sections. There are Libraries, Events, and Projects. It's important to use this organization properly because when you keep organized, it's not likely for a project to be ruined by someone else who is using the laptop, or losing the project in files. For the audio, we learned that it makes the video so much better to have natural sounds.
Writing the script was the most difficult challenge that we faced. We took a while to come up with the script and story, and when we did, we misunderstood the goals of this project and had to rewrite the whole thing. I was the head of writing so eventually, after having to delete the whole script, I wrote the script. Jared was a huge part of editing and Kevin was the star actor and voice. The most enjoyable part of the project would definitely be all the laughs we had during the production phase. Although our video didn't hit its full potential, it was fun working and learning with this group.
I think our results from the critique came out pretty accurate. Like I said before, the video did not come out to its full potential. The whole thing wasn't completely edited and I'm kind of surprised with the outcome. A lot more people voted professional than I thought. Overall, we were evaluated as amateurs, and I agree.
ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.