Editing my film in general was a frustrating experience. I wasn't crazy about the footage I shot; I rushed while filming and my composition was all off. I ended up cutting out a lot of what I shot. I think the thing was, I didn't have enough fun with this project. I wanted to make a documentary-esq film about the floods that devestated the area, but I think I took it a little too seriously.
I ended up taking images of running water at different speeds and then adding sound over it of newscasts, weather reports, and people talking about how the flood effected them. I also relied a lot on what was being said over a black screen which my class responded to during our work in progress meetings.
The process of actually using final cut pro was a process. There are so many buttons, functions, and features that it was overwhelming knowing what I actually wanted my film to look like and then how to make it happen. It was also slightly confusing in the beginning since as always it was a trial by fire type situation rather than my professor teaching us exactly what to do.
|Final Cut Pro-In case you've never seen it. I hadn't until a week ago.|
The part I had the most fun with was playing with the sound; this film I used a lot more audio than visual and I really tried to play around, slowing it down and speeding it up to match the images.
I'm going to try and figure out how I can somehow save my film and potentially upload it on youtube because I would love to get some opinions on it. I am extremely over critical of my own work and as of right now, having looked at the footage so much during editing I really cannot say that I like what I have done. I'm also putting a lot of pressure on myself because I've gotten such good feedback from my professor so far that I really wanted my last project to show my growth. I'm just hoping he likes it and that I am just being too harsh on myself as always.