During the class of Video Production, the learning objectives are that you need to write scripts, learn your shots, act in some of your videos or have your actors do what you want them to do. Also, with this you need to edit your videos, have good transitions, sometimes you can add titles if necessary and make it pleasing to the eye. This is valuable for my future because I will be able to edit anymore wedding videos or if I ever take a drama class in college and I need to film it, this will help me a lot.
The projects that I am going to talk about are the Water PSA and the Found Script which I did Scary Movie. These two projects had the following objectives of choosing actors that go with my script. Also, I had to write and envision the script, how I wanted it to be. With the Water PSA it was something really random, but me and my teammates had to get together after school and film. We decided to use my dog as someone important in the script. We thought about what would catch someone's attention when they would watch our Water PSA and well everyone loves dogs. Especially cute weiner dogs. We had to do a lot of planning, make sure we had good camera shots, and that it just looked pleasing to the eye. This link back to the learning objectives because we wrote out scripts and we edit our videos and made sure that it had good transitions.
These two projects were very different, but I really enjoyed doing both of the Water PSA and Scary Movie script. The Water PSA was for the community of the Santa Cruz County and it was a commercial/PSA. We had to find or use a tool that would save water because that was the main idea. We decided to use a bucket instead of letting the water hose pour out water which was a way of saving water. We then, got my mom and one of my partners to help her give my dog a bath for the video. We got some B-roll/close up shots of my dog looking all sad at the beginning and then, at the end he was happy to show that it is a good idea. It required me to plan out the shots before hand and make sure they went well with each other. Also, I tried to get some different camera uses like for example, we used a GoPro to do some of the water shots. In the end, we did end up getting runner up and we got a prize of around $300 which we slip into 3.
For, the Scary Movie I had to plan out exactly where I was going to place people and I had to use a lot of actors in my film. I did a drawing board and had a script ready for my actors to learn their lines before hand. It required a lot of behind the scenes because my script scene was very fast, so I had to have extra people help me with the cameras. When someone would finish their line I would have the other camera go right after. This was very hard because we were trying to do this as quickly and efficiently as possible. Something I could have done better is that I could have asked my actors and team mates behind the camera to have taken extra shots just in case if they were blurry or if I didn’t get a line for some reason. These two projects meet the learning objectives because I did a lot of planning, directing, getting my actors together, planning a lot of my shots, and in the end having to edit all of this in Premiere Pro making sure it all looked good. In the Scary Movie I did include titles because it went well with it and the theme I had going. Also, for the Water PSA we used different kind of hues, exposures, and camera to capture the video we wanted.
Throughout this process listed above I have realized I have learned and grown in many ways through the course because I efficiently created my own mini script and directed it myself with help from my team members. Also, I created a Water PSA for the community of Santa Cruz which got runner up. I have grown by learning how to edit and use many different and new camera technology and making sure that those two types of camera shots go well with each other and don’t contradict one another. This tells me the following about myself and how I learn because it shows that I work hard and work well with others. Also, even if I did not get first or second or third place it is still recognizable and people still appreciate the hard work that I put in, into something that I made with my fellow peers.
I have demonstrated representing myself, my school and my community through personal responsibility and global citizenship because in the Water PSA our little school got recognized by the community of Santa Cruz. Also, I made my teacher Mr. Richards very proud because he was the one that taught me and my peers how to do all of the amazing things we put into our Water PSA. It felt good to have him get recognized with us and it was just one amazing opportunity and new milestone that we set. Overall the most important things I have learned in this class this year is that even if your not first or second or third, you are still a winner and to keep trying until you get better. I also, learned how to work newer cameras and learn how to direct my own mini script and basically have a small crew that is helping me along the way. These skills I have learned in this class will help me in the future by working well with others and not giving up and that it is okay to not always be the number one winner. That your work is and will always be important.