Music from Video found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Migration/Thread_of_Clouds
In my mind I wanted to create a video that was both entertaining and educational. A lot of people know nothing about the history of any of the fraternities at Washington State University. I wanted my project to give a brief history of our chapter, and also talk about what makes it unique.
Before I go on, it is important to mention that this project isn’t complete. Think of this as a preview to what the final will be. There is still footage that I need to gather this weekend before I am able to finish the project.
The first thing I did in planning was creating a story board, and a script to go with it. I knew that this project was going to be narrated for the entire time. Writing the script before gathering the footage gave me a better idea of what I needed footage of. I recorded the narration with the microphone on my cell phone. It isn’t the best quality, but my options were limited. After recording, and deciding what footage I needed, I set out to begin filming. I probably spent an hour gathering footage from areas around campus and Pullman.
The most tedious and frustrating part of this project (so far) has been editing everything together. I had a hard time deciding on what background music to use, and I also had some difficulty deciding if I should edit the footage so it is in sync with the narration, or with the background music. I decided to go with a hybrid of both. At times it is more appropriate to sync the footage with the narration, but at other times it isn’t very important. The background music I chose sets a very serious tone, which is what I was after.
In all, this project has been enjoyable, but it has taken way more time and effort to produce than any of the previous projects. I now have a much better understanding of what it takes to make an entire a short video by myself.