Learning a new technical skill is always a good thing, especially for an aspiring advertiser like myself. This week, I challenged myself with creating an entertaining video using some of the video and audio clips that I took over the last year. In the effort of learning a new skill, I tried my hand at Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro. Well, the work they do is great and the process was pretty easy once I got the hang of it, but everything in between was miserable.
Before starting my project I wanted to take a look at all that I had and then lay it out in a presentable way. I did this by creating a storyboard using the free website StoryBoardThat.com. It wasn’t amazing but it got the job done! Getting your ideas out can help a lot!
After working on my video for a good 3 hours the whole thing crashed and even though I had been saving routinely a majority of the work was lost to corrupted files. This happened again 4 hours later… But besides that, it was an enjoyable experience. While I would never say I mastered the program, I think that I understand the basics now.
the song used is “The Wolf” by Mumford and Sons.
Janiszewski, L (2017) What A Life [Screenshot]. retrieved from StoryboardThat.com
Janiszewski, L (2017) What A Life [Screenshot]. Final Cut Pro 10. Adobe.
Janiszewski, L [LukeJaniszewski]. (2017, February 16). What a Life. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFNmhFj0j1Y