To be honest, it took me quite a while to figure out how I was going to do my video. I wanted to film a commercial persuading people to come to Greenland. Although it was a funny idea, I hadn't story-boarded or written a script. You can imagine how much the video failed and I wasted a good 2 hours trying to figure out what to do. Lesson learned! After that catastrophe, I moved onto the idea that actually worked: Hand drawn animation. No scripts or storyboards? Yes please! I quite enjoyed this idea, which soon became a reality. Since this task required somewhat little time, I relaxed and procrastinated a bit. Thankfully this didn't affect the quality of my video, which turned out great! What I enjoyed was drawing, and watching my video come together. The process of figuring out what to do frustrated me.
Frustration is sometime an evil passenger in our journey to success. I am glad you were able to learn from your challenges and that your video turned out as well as it did. Personally I loved your hand drawn animation, and had no idea you planned to do a commercial. Great job persevering and having something you could be proud of.
The process of creating my video wasn't very except for the part that I had to make it. I knew right away that I was going to do it on MINECRAFT! One of the things that I could of done better is to write down what I had to do. Next time I should also organize my time better so I don't waste it all! :)
Organization is often the key to not just successful time management, but success in general. I'm glad you were able to do a video in a format the you love so much. Thanks Brandon.
Lol, my group and I almost did a funny scene at the end of our movie with Minecraft, but we soon found out that wouldn't work. I would have liked to see the video!
At first I wasn't sure what style I was going to do for my video. But then I thought, a rap would be so much fun! And it was! Except for the part where my sister and I scrapped about filming it.
It wasn't too hard figuring out costumes, but I filmed most of it outside and it was FREEZING!!!! Plus the video camera battery died halfway through.
Once I filmed it, I got down to editing. I had never used Movie Maker before, so figuring out how it worked was a nightmare. I decided to record the narration separately, which turned out to be a really bad idea because I had to split it up and adjust each verse and chorus separately to the video. That used up a lot of time and patience.
I learned that I should get to know the program I'm using before I start creating an important project, and also to pick a warmer day for filming!
All good points made Maia. I'm glad you stretched yourself and did a rap...it was really well done, and the fact that Anya got in on the action was awesome. You are right about learning the program first, but the reality is, you learned how to use it as part of the project and the next time out, you will be all that much more proficient.
It wasn't really too hard for me to create my movie, because I planned ahead and got a good idea of what I wanted to do ahead of time. I enjoyed everything about it, especially editing it and seeing it all come together. The thing that most frustrated me, however, was lighting issues. I had spent a lot of time arranging the camera to try and get it to focus, but eventually got it right. I learned to start a project when I first got the assignment, as I finished it early so that I could edit and add music! All in all, it was an enjoyable project that I would gladly do over again.
I'm really happy you enjoyed doing your video. Lighting is a tough nut to crack...keep at it. Play with different angles and shadows...it can dramatically change the "mood" of your scene. Planning ahead, and getting started early is ALWAYS a good idea, so thanks for being on top of things. Great job Escher!
At the beginning we had lots of cool ideas! When the deadline was slowly coming closer and closer, our ideas were changing and changing. We were originally thinking "wow this is going to be fun and so easy!" we were wrong. I had a lot of fun creating it and coming up with the scenes but the difficult thing was putting information into the video. I feel that our video turned out pretty good but I think it could have been better if we managed our time more wisely. I learned that you should start on creating your video as soon as possible and leave room for mistakes. Also try to avoid working with your brothers because they can be very annoying through the process. Although it was a very stressful and frustrating project, I had an awesome time making it.
You're absolutely right...your video did turn out well, but I know you guys had so many even more creative ideas, that couldn't be realized because of time management. Just file the experience away for next time. Thanks for your honesty Darla.
This video project was very frustrating. It took us more then six hours to complete it!
We used an app called "Puppet Pals." How you use the app is you put a picture of your choice in the background, and then record your voice and say...well whatever you want to say for your video. The only problem was, that it only aloud you to have five slides for your story. We had a lot of information to cram into the story and had to record a lot of it without breaks in between. But if you said something wrong.. even one word, and you wanted to redo that recording for that one scene...you had to restart the WHOLE story to re-do your recording.
It took a lot of practice for us because we were taking turns talking without stopping the recording in the middle of it. It probably took us more then about 35 recordings to finally get the right one.
I have to say the one thing I enjoyed about doing the project..is being able to think that we have finished it. It was very stressful..ONLY because we had to be VERY picky when we recorded. I did quite enjoy finding the information as well on King Harold, who is the person we did our project on.
I learned A LOT of different things I hadnt known about Harold, and his life was very interesting...and well kind of sad as well.
The video project would be fun if we used some other app to complete it. Which just teaches us never to use Puppet pals again, for a project like this. :)
I'm sorry it was so frustrating Adrianna. Maybe the lesson to be learned is to check out a couple of different options before diving in? We can all learn from your frustration, by doing our preliminary research, so that we can make better choices. Thanks for your honesty.
I did my movie with Vanessa, and Karis. The first time I met with just Vanessa to work on brain storming, and we thought a Barbie talk show. We played a bit with the idea, and we got a lot of bloopers, but the video was too long and it wasn't what we were looking for. Also we were very distracted and time flew by.
We got together again a few weeks later, but this time Karis came too. She helped us focus, and she suggested acting it out. We agreed to try it, and we got to work on scripting. Then Karis volunteered to be the camera woman, and Vanessa wanted to be Ellen, so I got handed the part of King Henry VIII. It went smoothly from then on, and we played around with Vanessa's sound affect machine. I really enjoyed it, and I made them laugh multiple times. We really wanted to put in the bloopers, but we just didn't get the time. So we put in a commercial to kind of make up for it.
I learned that Karis is good at focusing, and that Vanessa and I need her. I also learned that when you focus, you can come up with great things.
Will the videos be posted anywhere? I would like to see some of them.
I'm really glad you guys had so much fun. A lot of fantastic ideas and information in your video. It was tough to hear and the picture got blurry at times, but nothing a tripod or microphone can't take of next time around. Loved your creativity!!
When Mr. Main gave the assignment to us I thought "pffffft this is gonna be easy, I have soooooooo much time" I was worrying about it over Christmas but I didn’t have any time to work on it… Then 2 weeks before the dead line I was freaking out. I took 4 books and a movie out of the library to get all of my information. Finally after I had all my info written down I wrote the script. I used the program Puppet Pals to create it. I was frustrated filming the video because it deleted itself, 3 times!!!!!! I was REALLY mad about that! I ended up filming little clips and transferring it to iMovie. (Btw if any of you guys use puppet pals use iMovie to create it. IT WORKS WAAAAAAAY BETTER!!!!!) I learned much more stuff about Joan of Arc than I would in class. But after ALLLLLLLLLLLLL that I had a fantabulous time at the viewing party. Hope this helps!
The research you put in, really shined through in your video. I was really impressed with your videos content and your perseverance. Good job Katey!
In creating my video, first I did research about my topic and the Horrible Histories show on the BBC. I decided to do it very similar to Horrible Histories. Next, I spent time creating my script and shopping for props to use in my video. I also got Horrible Histories video clips from YouTube and converted them into files I could put into Windows Movie Maker. I used editing tools to shorten the clips so my video wouldn't be too long. I enjoyed getting to play two different doctors and doing the voice of the rat. The thing that frustrated me the most was trying to learn my lines and say them properly. I learned that acting isn't an easy thing to do, and I also learned that careful planning makes the process of making a video easier.
All your hard work really paid off Mason. Your acting was excellent and the research you put in, was not only factual...but hilarious. Nice work!
When Samuel and I started making our video on Charlemagne, we first started with a super rough story board. This board was really rough, it had lines pointing in every direction, words in random places and shapes all over the places. Once you looked at it long enough you could almost tell what was going on. When we finished that and got all the information we needed it was time for us to start filming. We pretty much just jumped into it, Samuel would hit the record button and tell me to start talking. we thought of most of our lines on the spot.
Probably the hardest part was the filming, for the first half of our video it was just me and Samuel filming. The scene were we had the epic battle we both had to be in it, we just rested the camera on a log, hit record then ran over and started the scene. half the time we weren't even in the screen. Also after we had to edit the parts of us walking around. Luckily the second half of the video we had Samuels mom and brother help us. In the end I think it turned out pretty good, and I had a lot of fun!
I'm glad you guys had fun with your video...it really came through in your presentation. You guys took what could have been a very depressing topic and put a lighthearted and comical spin on it. Good work.
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