Digital Video 17 A Learning journal by Karel te Lintel Hekkert

My introductionvideo is under the next button. The password is AdobeVideo55. I look awefully tired at it, but that's more my videoskills at this moment. I hope I improve this in the comming weeks.

Week 1 Assignment

Create a short montage video sequence using still images based on a single colour. Try and make the exported video 15 seconds exactly.

This video was fun to do and a good suggestion to make one in class. I had used pexels and Bensound before so I knew what to expect. Still figuring out how to fade out the music. Now I'm cheeting a bit by using the last 15 seconds of the music. In the short Skill Builder course I had some troubble finding the Titles, now I have, so that's trick one on my learning list, but also the timesetting was new, so I learned a lot. I liked the video very much, it was very clear.

week 2 assignment

Create video montage sequence based on found video content that follows a theme of your choice. Like assignment 1 this project should show an escalation of intensity. This escalation can be through shot type, shot length, subject matter, movement, sound or some combination of these elements. 20 seconds exactly. MP4 only.

The second assignment had a lecture, where I found my answer on the fading in and out in audio. So simple, I don't know why I didn't figure it out myself the last time. I wanted to practice it at once, so I made a video on falling leaves. All though, there isn't much of falling. All the falling leaves are copyrighted. I'm not very content with the result, but for me it was to try the effect and the cuttings on the lecture. Now I like to make the optional assignment, but that's a bit more difficult. I have to review the (exelent) video about the filmmoves again and think about a story.

Week 2 optional assignment

Create video montage sequence based on your own video content that follows a theme and includes several different types of shots. Like assignment 1 this project should show an escalation of intensity. This escalation can be through shot type, shot length, subject matter, movement, sound or some combination of these elements. 20 seconds exactly.

This optional assignment was something I want to work out in a course for my students. When they have accompliced the basic tutorials, they have an option to make their own film. I did like the tutorialvideo's very much. For me as a try I did an attempt to make a video with the different cuts and transitions. The video's are made with my telephone, because it is a holiday I çouldn't use my videostuff from school. After filming I had a lot of videoparts an after cutting, I still had 2 minutes. After a evening cutting again, I had still 45 seconds and then I stoped. After some fight with the sound is this what it is. Alot of fun, but also a lot of work. Good to know it is for my students also a lot of work. Enjoy my Cookingvideo.

Class 3 Assignment: Shot Reverse Shot

Create a video sequence utilising the shot reverse shot technique (and obeying the 180 degree line rule) to present a knock knock joke.

This assignment was fun to do, but it took me quite a lot of time. The story came to me as I was reading a book in the train to my work by Simon Blackburn. It immediately gave me an idea for this video. Back home I used the pages for shot construction by Kevin Lavery to give myself an idea what to record. I tried to use versious shottypes, Wide shot, Close ups and a POV. And I tried to use the rule of third. Making the recordings it was a lot more difficult then on paper.

Taking all the shot gave me an other problem, how to get two persons in a room with just one actor. In the end, I put two part over eachother and made the opassity 50%. It looks a little strange, as if there are goasts on the bench, but the characters are over threehundred years dead now, so I thought it was fine this way. Have fun with my video, the password is: horseshoe.

I was to quick to send my assignment; in the videoseminar of this week Matthijs did explain how to make yourself dubbled in a scene, with the crop-tool. Thanks for that, Matthijs, it realy helped me fullfilling my original plan. So here's an other button with the same video, but without the goasts in the first take. Same password: horseshoe.

Class 4 Assignment: Movement

Create a short video sequence that utilises cutting on action to establish pacing and fluid movement in a scene.

Again a nice assignment to use in my classes. I like the assignments of this course very much, they are very useable. And again learned a lot about filming, but also about Premiere Pro. I'm not able to watch the liveclasses, so I watch them later, but it looks like the liveclasses are a week behind the courseweeks and I don't want to wait doing my assignment, so sometimes I learn something after finishing my assignment. This time the password is sleutel.

Class 5 assignment: A instructional video

Create a video sequence that can be used in a learning situation to teach a skill, an idea or a concept, include screen capture, stop motion and advanced title sequences. 90 seconds maximum.

An Instructional video in max 90 seconds, that was quite hard to do. Allthough I had inmidiately an idea, I was busy making some lessons for our website about Lego Mindstorms, it took some time to finish. I thought I made a short video as raw material, but this was 5 minutes. After cutting I had still almost 3 minutes. This video I will publish on our website, but for this assignment I made some more cuts and I maneged to get in under the 90 seconds.

In my video you can hear a class talking, it was a funny class next door. I thought to reduse the background noise, as I saw in the liveclass, but it didn't work out. I made quite a lot of stange sounds, but not the right soundreduction. Sometimes the instructionvideo's are not so easy for me. Perhaps in a next videocourse.

My video is in Dutch, becourse my students are Dutch, so it is probbably not easy to follow, but you can get an idea of what I have been done.

Final assignment: Learning reflection

Create a short reflection on your learning

This course was again great fun to do, I liked the assignments and liked to learn about the filmcuts and transitions. And I have learned again a lot of new tricks in Premiere Pro, although some parts are still abracadabra to me.

In my school we work more and more with film and Premiere Pro, so I want to rewrite this course in a course for my students. A bit of background knowledge can do no harm and the examples in this course are very good in my opinion. Using a storyboard, and there was a nice format by Kevin Lavery, thinking about the rules of third and 180 degree, but also making a nice tittleframe.

So many thanks to all the patricipants of the course and of course the peers who commented on my work with advice.

See you soon in a new Adobe Education course

Credits:

Created with images by tpsdave - "autumn fall man" • skeeze - "horseshoe barn rusty luck symbol rural wall" • alexandrehtc - "chrysler pt cruiser retro car" • YuvalH - "Video editing class - I want mac too"

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