Video Story Draft

For my video, I decided to make one about the art I have created over the semester in my fine art drawing (Fine Arts 110) as well as drawings/paintings I’ve done outside of class. Drawing has always been a hobby of mine and that’s why I am minoring in it. I thought the video would be a good way to document the drawings of my first semester here. Usually they get scattered around or given away. This way I can have them documented online.

I started by taking films with my iphone of my drawings. I took some of the art building and my art classroom so what i was working with could be more dynamic. I used my phone application called dropbox, which I also have on my computer. It made the videos I took be instantly on my computer.

I arranged the several clips and shortened some and used the razor tool a lot. It took a while before I was happy with the order, well somewhat happy. I didn’t use many different kinds of transitions, I didn’t want it to be too complicated. I then created a title, to give it some kind of introduction. One of the clips was kind of shaky, the one of the girl with the dark hair looking up, so I cut it down and slowed the clip to 20%. It made it easier to look at.

I was going to narrate, but I have hated how all of my recordings have sounded because I don’t have a mic. The recorder on my computer picks up a lot of white noise, but I don’t think it needs much narrating. I guess I could add a clip of myself but I’m not sure how well that would relate.

It was really quiet without narration. I found a song on soundcloud that I thought went well with what I had.

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I am open to any and all suggestions, but remember this is a work in progress. ūüėÄ


**Note: For some reason, it turns out the sound didn’t upload…¬†definitely¬†will fix on the second try.


4 thoughts on “Video Story Draft

  1. I really like your video, you’re a beautiful artist and have some exquisiteness pieces. You remembered to do transitions between your pieces which is excellent. A few comments I would make is one, can you make the screen bigger? I don’t know if the size of the image comes from the embedding it in your blog or what happened, but it would obviously be wonderful it you could expand it to fit the video screen. Also, I think some audio would be nice, maybe a song of some sort. Finally, maybe you could add some text going across the screen such as a the name of each individual piece when you switch shots? That is all the advice I have for you I hope you found it somewhat helpful.

  2. So I guess somehow my video was deleted. But I will try to get it fixed soon. I really want to try to get the video to fit the screen for the next one and maybe add some text. I also need to figure out how to get my sound to work. I have had some problems with this video and it’s been very time consuming. I want it to look really polished in the end. I hope I am able to figure all of it out because I think in the end it could turn out really cool.

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