Final Video Story

Following the great feedback I got was fairly easy. Everyone was very descriptive of both what they liked, and what they thought I should change and improve upon. A lot of the peer feedback I got focused on how the middle segment of my video story was a little too long. I included too much basketball footage so I decided to cut a lot of it out, almost thirty seconds worth which gave me a lot of time to do a conclusion and still be in the time requirements. My peers thought that the story of the piece fit in nicely with my topic for the year, which is my family and what life has been like for me this year. I liked with this project how I didn’t have to give visual focus on myself in order to tell a goofy story about something that is important to me, which was something my peers liked as well. Some other feedback I got suggested that I edit the audio for my interview towards the end so it is more even with my voice. It took a lot of time and editing by after playing around with the program, keynotes, and some audio effects I finally got it to the point where it sounded pretty good without having to redo the interview and go through the same process again, because I would just end up editing any audio I had to make it sound more even and clear. The song I used during the basketball footage has a free to share, remix, and transform license and I thought the beat and tempo went well with my shots. It wasn’t the song I originally wanted to use, but it worked well (my original choice was taken down off soundcloud after I asked the person who supposedly made it if I could use the track). In order to further expand on the story and explain how the project ties into my topic, I added a conclusion to add more explanation. I didn’t want to change the footage or my opening voice over because I like how it represented the tone of the game with my brothers. I thought it was cool that we could do something goofy but also tell a story. I think the conclusion enhanced the story and helped out a little bit which is really important. I also think that by removing some of the basketball footage and shortening it also added to the story because not so much time was spent on just pure basketball stuff, but more the purpose of the piece, which is also the interview and now my conclusion. As for effects and transitions, I mostly used dip to black between shots because it fit the tempo and tone of most of the shots well, but when more flair was needed I used and iris or dissolve effect. When some parts of the audio sounded too loud or too quiet I used keynotes and a few dissolve effects to make them fit better together as well. I got a lot of great feedback which is so nice because this project was really challenging, because if you had a good video shot, bad volume or audio could ruin it and make you need to redo it. This took a lot of patience and effort, but I am really happy with how it turned out and every time I show my family they laugh a lot and love it! Thanks!

Also thanks to Minor Threat Recordings for listing the background music under the free to share and remix CC license! Here’s the link to where I got the song.

Script
• Over the past year since ive been at college away from home more, my ranking withing the family men has been left open. My two younger brothers have been fighting to move into the second in command spot only under my dad. They decided to settle things on the concrete.
• Eventually ask lily questions about why things have been hard on her.
• Get lots of b role for opening intro before basketball shots
• Clearly basketball wasn’t their strongsuit, maybe they can settle this paramount feud over

• Over the past year, my home and family have had to deal with turmoil due to my absence and being away at college. The vacancy of the third in command only behind my mom and dad has been tough on the whole family. Recently, both my youngers hayden and taylor have been vying to capitalize on the open position. Political instability has decimated family morale. They both decided to settle the stalemate once and for all. It was my moral obligation to record this battle royale for the record books as they settle things on the concrete.
• I’ll have a post-game interview with Hayden asking him how he will feel about his new position as second dominant male in the house. He should be ecstatic. Who knows what he will say.

Would you say that you and your older brother Taylor have a rivalry?
Where did you get your basketball skills?
How did you feel about that sweet yam and comeback?
What do you think the chances are we see you in the draft?
Would you say that you and your older brother Taylor have a rivalry?
Do you think your performance moved you ahead of Taylor in the family rankings?
Do you see the family getting back on track?

This whole year my focus has been on my family and how it is important for me to be close with them. As much as this is a goofy power struggle between my brothers, it is also a representation of what every day is like for us. As my first year of college comes to a close and summer begins, more of my days will be spent with my family fooling around and enjoying each other’s company. Hayden may have beat Taylor this time, but when they team up against me, I’m the one who always wins.

Time Visual Audio
about 0:00 – :20 opening intro of what the video is about/visuals of taylor and hayden B-roll my voice. Explaining situation/light opening music
:26 first still shot of hayden. Visually representing him Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
:41 video of taylors introduction Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
:47 fade out of intro to video shots of story Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
:53 taylor takes hayden to the rack Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:04 feet shot of taylor balling Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:09 Hayden Deep Shot Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:13 Hayden gets stuffed Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:18 hayden takes taylor to the rack Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:19 slow motion rising up Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
1:23 hayden hanging after dunk Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
2:00 Hayden post-game interview ask him about his performance and what not Background song- “I Told You Tammy Its Mine!” Kid Sneelock- Minor Threat Recordings
2:30 wrap up- conclusion- explain purpose a little more. Still shots of family no audio
2:35 wrap up image and rolling title- directed by, song by, and thanks will be here

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Video Story- Draft

For my draft story I really want to focus on what my audio story was all about, which was my family and what it has been like for all of us since I’ve been at college. I really wanted to open up on the little brother’s story line and have some fun with him and my other brother. A lot of our family time between my brothers and I is spent outside playing sports. We usually spend our time playing 2-on-1 basketball (because I’m way taller than them I don’t get a teammate). My youngest brother Hayden is always trying to prove he as better than us at something even though he is younger and smaller than us, so this was his perfect opportunity to show what he was made of. I got inspiration for this from the NBA playoffs which are currently under way. They always give players some flashy intro and some back-story to why they have performed the way they have, and I thought a blood brother battle is perfect motivation to humiliate one’s own brother. I try using different angles and shot types the best I could without wobbling the camera too much. I wanted to add further focus to my brothers since I used both of them before in my projects so in the intro I wanted to talk about the family dynamic in a comical way and lead up to their basketball battle. When they are first shown in the video I liked pausing on them with a title of their name next to it so the viewer can get a glimpse and if they have seen my other projects, gather a visual representation for them. I think the way I shot my brothers really emphasized how much smaller my younger bro was, but showed. The problem is the song I chose. The song has the free to share CC license. I was using it with a different link to a different song and got them mixed up and didn’t realize this one only had the free to share. It says you can use it as long as you don’t remix or transform it, and I didn’t do either of those, but I did shorten it so maybe that counts as transforming. I’m going to post it twice, once with the song and once without just in case and hopefully someone can help me understand better. If I can’t use it ill delete it or whatever it takes and I can use a new song with another CC license. As for the story tying in to my project, it is a continuation of my audio story and fits perfectly with my topic for the semester. I focus on my family and the daily things we do together such as yam on each other on the 8 foot hoop in the driveway. Originally I was using my mom’s digital video camera but couldn’t for the life of me find out how to get the files off the disk and onto my computer so instead I’m using my phones video camera that shoots in 1080p 30hd and translate the shots into premiere as such. My final interview with my brother is way too quiet and I haven’t figured out yet how to edit the volume the way I could in Audition but I will either do that or redo the interview. I also plan on shortening it so I can add in a conclusion to sum up the piece. Anyways, let me know what you guys think on how I can improve telling the story, what I should do about the song in the background, how I should further edit the shots, and anything else I should do to improve! Thanks!

Here are the links to the songs i used, one under the free to share and the other under free to remix. Let me know how to go about this properly. Thanks to FLstudio and Minor Threat Recordings

This is the one that has the free to share licence ^^^^^^^^^^^^. I decided not to post my project with the song just in case I was violating the CC license and instead used the song below which has the free to share and remix license (I used it in a previous project so I just plugged it in but plan on making changes later on)

To eliminate confusion, i just posted one version with the song i intended to because i wasnt sure about the CC license. this one is by Minor Threat Records “i told you tammy its mine”

Script
• Over the past year since ive been at college away from home more, my ranking withing the family men has been left open. My two younger brothers have been fighting to move into the second in command spot only under my dad. They decided to settle things on the concrete.
• Eventually ask lily questions about why things have been hard on her.
• Get lots of b role for opening intro before basketball shots
• Clearly basketball wasn’t their strongsuit, maybe they can settle this paramount feud over

• Over the past year, my home and family have had to deal with turmoil due to my absence and being away at college. The vacancy of the third in command only behind my mom and dad has been tough on the whole family. Recently, both my youngers hayden and taylor have been vying to capitalize on the open position. Political instability has decimated family morale. They both decided to settle the stalemate once and for all. It was my moral obligation to record this battle royale for the record books as they settle things on the concrete.
• I’ll have a post-game interview with Hayden asking him how he will feel about his new position as second dominant male in the house. He should be ecstatic. Who knows what he will say.

Would you say that you and your older brother Taylor have a rivalry?
Where did you get your basketball skills?
How did you feel about that sweet yam and comeback?
What do you think the chances are we see you in the draft?

Com 210 Draft Video Story

Time Visual Audio
about 0:00 – :20 opening intro of what the video is about/visuals of taylor and hayden B-roll my voice. Explaining situation/light opening music
:26 first still shot of hayden. Visually representing him Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
:41 video of taylors introduction Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
:47 fade out of intro to video shots of story Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
:53 taylor takes hayden to the rack Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:04 feet shot of taylor balling Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:09 Hayden Deep Shot Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:13 Hayden gets stuffed Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:18 hayden takes taylor to the rack Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:19 slow motion rising up Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
1:23 hayden hanging after dunk Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio
2:00 Hayden post-game interview ask him about his performance and what not Background song- “late afternoon” by FLstudio

Self Reflection of My Graphic Collage

I am facing the unfortunate reality that this collage won’t have my eyes on fire or anything. That is too hard for me and I shouldn’t devote more time to ruining my work… Alas, I think that I might try to make all the pictures uniform in the sense that right now they are in a corner of their own but they aren’t exactly all the same size. I am going to try to put all the pictures together in their own collage and maybe have them replace the moon. Another thing I am going to try to work on is the font. I like how its 3d and unique but it is really sharp and kind of sloppy so I need to experiment with it a little more and see if I can get it to blend in better. Finally, I’m going to see if there is anything I can do to further emphasize the theme of my collage and the meaning of it being my universe. I appreciate all the feedback and understanding i got from my peers and will use these main points as trying to accomplish what can improve my work.

Thanks!