When I tell you I absolutely LOVED doing this assignment, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I’ve probably watched this video a million times now, because it really is a memory that I love. I’m not too big on taking videos, so when the assignment said a 30 second clip, I was a bit hesitant in doing this (because most of my videos are from snapchat and they aren’t super long). Well then I remembered during spring break I took my dog to the beach and recorded us running around like fools (it was mainly so I could show my mom that I wasn’t just sitting around being lazy the entire week). But this video truly is a memory, and it’s a time I will never forget because my dog was SO happy, and ~cringey I know~ but I’m happy with my dog. She really is my Joy of Painting. My joy of life.
Now onto the nitty gritty part of the assignment. I made it in iMovie, so I started off by putting my clip into the software. Then I went to free sounds.org to find a nice guitar sound to make it feel more relaxing (because this is a memory that makes me happy and relaxed). I then ran into some trouble because iMovie kept cutting the audio from my video, which I really wanted to keep because it adds more to the moment. After putting my clip back in and deleting it like 5 times, I managed to get it to work. I then lowered the sound of the piano, and increased the background volume, then used one of the filters iMovie had to make it feel more like a memory. I also had to zoom the video in because I took it portrait style, and when I zoomed in it made the quality TERRIBLE. But I think zooming helped fit the assignment more, and made it look more like an old memory. Though the assignment said a 30 second memory, and at first I was nervous I wouldn’t find a video long enough my memory ended up being a minute long, but honestly it doesn’t even feel a minute long because I kind of forget about time when I watch it.
Now let me stop rambling, because I just sound cheesy at this point.
This assignment was 3 stars 🙂