Editing, Editing, Editing

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I’ve learned so much about editing and Final Cut Pro this semester interning at NPACE and taking Video Production I with Chris Robinson, director of NPACE. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I did video production in high school, so I have shooting and editing experience coming in. Interning at NPACE has only increased my knowledge and hone my skills even more.

Editing The Server has been one of my duties this semester. While editing, my job is to listen for references to video games, movies, books/comic books, or whatever else they talk about and add a logo or interesting picture in. It is slightly harder than it sounds. Not knowing about half of what the hosts talk about, I was having to guess and research what logos and pictures I was using. For example, World of Warcraft apparently made a tribute to Robin Williams in their ‘universe.’ I felt that the topic was important enough to have a picture, so I had to find out what the tribute was, what it looked like, and then had to find a good picture of it to add to the project timeline.

I’ve also learned better shooting techniques. I have definitely learned to frame my shots–head room, lead room, and variety of shots and angles–better and control the lighting and audio more efficiently. I can tell the difference between footage I filmed a year or two ago and now; that’s awesome!

Overall, very productive and educational semester!

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Producing and Editing, NPACE Center, Leonard Hood

This week was filled with a lot more of hands on learning once again. I enjoyed assisting with one of the videos that the NPACE team is working on right now about the lunchbox museum. The content for the video itself is very intriguing. The owner of the museum has a huge collection of old vintage lunch boxes and other historical artifacts such as record players. I helped edit some of the audio that was being used for the video. In video production our professor showed us how to correctly set up and use a camera dolly. I’m excited at the fact that I will be able to use it when filming my final video for class. We were also taught strategies for manipulating light sources to get the picture we want when shooting film.

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Jordie King – Filming Orientations

As part of my internship I will be making and editing a video for the Orientation Team to use in years to come not only what students will do on the team, but this video will be played at Orientations next year as well. It will be an interactive video with interviews, interactions on Orientation days, and lots of fun. I will video on the retreat, during days and nights of Orientations, and just the daily duties that go along with Orientation. I am really excited about this video, and even more exciting that I have access to all the resources I need to make a professional video. The NPACE center has high quality video equipment, as well as up to date editing software on Macs, so I know my video has amazing potential. I plan on it being around 20 minutes, which is a lot longer than the videos I edited for Dr. Hart’s Video Production 1 class. That kind of excites me though. I enjoy editing film and I’m glad to have this opportunity through my internship.

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We have a lot of fun!

Jessica Word – Guardian Research Group Shoot

Yesterday, I able to tag along with Professor Hart, Kayla, and Minchin, to Columbus Technical College to shoot a video for the Guardian Research Group. The video is intended to serve as an educational tool for those who have loved ones with asthma.

Prior to the shoot, Professor Hart tried instill in us the importance of preparation.¬†Prepare! Prepare! Prepare!¬†If you’re not prepared, the end product will more than likely not be as quality as you would have hoped.

Once we arrived, it was apparent there had been an communication error. We were under the impression that we would be shooting simulator dummies, however, this was not the case. The premise of the video is to follow a young boy who struggles with asthma. The young boy, our “actor” actually came to the shoot and we were asked to shoot the boy instead of the dummy.

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Furthermore, the room proved to have some logistical errors and we were forced to move to another location to shoot the sequence. Professor Hart was able to think on his feet and things started to come together.

The whole process was very interesting, Professor Hart set up multiple cameras to capture all different angles, as well as lights and preparing the sound equipment. Overall, the shoot was a success! It was really fun to be a part of this shoot.

I spoke with the director, Kathy Wolfe, and she mentioned to me that she wants to continue working with the NPACE Center and shoot many more educational videos. The next video, she would like to focus on those with renal issues, going through dialysis, or have kidney-related issues. This is something I am very interested in, because my brother suffered from kidney disease.

Fingers crossed, this will turn into an internship with this amazing organization!