Introduction To Video Assignment Summary

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Introduction To Video Assignment Summary: The Low-Down

Throughout this assignment, I learned a lot of new information about creating, editing, and uploading videos in a way that developed and perpetuated fascinating stories. Firstly, I learned that actually adding content to YouTube is an incredibly frustrating and time-consuming task of which I am not a fan, personally. Something else that I learned is how to complete important editing techniques such as adding voiceovers for videos, integrating various video clips, speeding up clips, and changing the level of sound in videos. I did not know any of this prior to completing this assignment, and I am thankful that I have now become more familiar with the editing process for my own use in future projects. Something that was harder than I thought it would be was figuring out how to connect the videos that I made for the assignment bank work with the stories we are required to write. Relating these two elements of my blog post required me to go through my videos multiple times to find information that would be conducive to plot lines, character development, and conflict that would make for an interesting read and watch on my post. I also found it difficult to actually create a plot for my videos and stories that followed a specific anecdote, similar to what we talked about last week during our work with sound. Making sure my stories reached a logical and satisfying conclusion was also challenging because of my own mental blocks due to my own need for my work to be perfect, down to the smallest details.

Something that was easier than I expected was physically uploading various clips from my computer onto iMovie and editing them in a variety of ways. I was able to do this with minimal issues and confusion due to both context clues and the use of my DS106 resources. I also found creating pictures to accompany my blog stories very easy, as I had learned how to do this during the initial weeks of this class when we focused on creating images and taking pictures. Incorporating elements of my written and video-based story within my picture was fun because I had to think creatively in a way that I have not been used to throughout this summer due to a lot of memorization work and studying for formulaic tests outside of this course. Therefore, I found the process of brainstorming, making, and adding images to my story and video blog post to be the easiest part of this assignment.

Something that drove me slightly crazy during this assignment was formatting my videos in a way that fit the specific requirements for both this assignment and the YouTube website. Understanding when and how files had been corrupted, that images were no longer able to be found in a video, or that pieces of my audio were cut off was very confusing to me. I also found it difficult initially to figure out how to fix those issues. However, I was able to overcome these new obstacles through hard work over time and some online investigating. Breakdowns within technological processes such as the examples in this post drive me crazy because I have not nor will I ever be very good at using technology. Not being able to solve simple problems due to a lack of experience with technology and specific programs was difficult for me to accept for a moment until I came up with a viable solution. At the end, though, finding said solution was incredibly gratifying. On the other hand, something that I did enjoy was adding my own interpretation, or ‘spin,’ to these assignments. An example of this is how I was able to make up my own character for a video and develop her backstory in whatever way I saw fit. This was enjoyable, but challenging as well, as I discussed in the previous paragraph; it was a double-edged sword. I enjoyed it because the requirements for the assignment were not overly strict to the point where I could not express myself, but reactivating my creative abilities was hard.

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