One of the things I really wish to work on and improve on is editing. For my 1st and 2nd quarter projects, I admit, the editing could use work. Some clips were out of order or repeated, and the lighting on one mans interview was different than the same guy in the next clip because we used color correction but did not change it on all clips of that guy. I would also like to just learn more about editing and how to edit on Final Cut Pro VII, using different tools, how to show time, for example a time lapse or a hyper lapse, or even how to make a clip slower, in slow motion. I believe there are a lot of things that you can do when you edit to make your video better or to help the person watching understand better or to show it so it would be more suitable to match your topic or the moral of the message/story. For example, as I was saying earlier, if you want to show time passing, you might want to show a clock, in fast forward, from the time started going until the end of the event. It shows that time has passed, and it make it kind of more interesting to watch then for someone to just say in a voice over or something, "we waited for a long time". It's just something that I think is an important skill, more so being in the media class, where you need to know how to edit to make your story make sense, to make it interesting, and to just make it the best you can. This semester, I want to inprove on my editing skills.
Another thing I'd like to work on is meeting deadlines. 1st quarter and 2nd quarter turning in our projects were tough, and the amount of pressure put on to get it done on time, to meet the deadline. So one of my new semester resolution is to turn in a rough draft of the video early, so I would have time to make revisions and make the video better so I won't need to rush to finish it on the due date of the project. Besides just meeting deadlines, I want to follow the markers set, for example: make little notes on my planner: "Film today" or "start editing" so it just makes it easier in the process of creating a video. Deadlines are tough, they are hard to meet, but I think if you plan ahead of time and follow your markers, the little notes in your planner, then I think it won't be to pressuring and hard. This semester I want to think ahead to meet the deadlines easier.
The last thing I feel I REALLY need to work on and really want to improve is the so called, "Radio Voice". I literally have the most boring, really, really boring voice in the universe. Being totally truthful and honest, I don't have an ethusiastic voice it's just plain words coming out of my mouth and another problem is I mumble. So I just want to work on it, and at least try to sound ethusiastic and cheerful because honestly, who wants to listen to a monotone mumbly voice on the radio? This semester, I want to have a clear, ethusiastic radio voice.
As you can see, I have some things to work on this semester. In conclusion, that was my "New Semester Resolutions". This semester I will improve my editing skills, meet deadlines, and create a Radio Voice. See you guys next time! Byee! :)