I had actually exported what I thought was the final version of the project. But then I watched it. There was a jump cut that I had missed near the end, so I’ve gotta fix that tomorrow.
Also, I wasn’t able to get an interview with the band because of unforeseen circumstances. So….my video may kind of come off as a news piece, because I did a voice over for it. I’m going to re-record that tomorrow too, because I think I sound a little too forced and radio announcer-ish (not normally a problem, but doesn’t sound right for this project).
Although it wasn’t what I originally had in mind, I’m pretty happy with what I ended up with.
I created a channel on Vimeo to serve as a kind of online portfolio, and this is the badge I came up with. There is a banner version of it on the channel page, which you can see by clicking on the badge above.
I’m going to do an experiment with tags on YouTube. My Wichita Flash Mob video has more than 200 views, and statistics reveal it’s because of searches for Taylor Swift.
So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to tag my news story about Carl Kasell with “Justin Bieber”. As of this moment, the video has been viewed twice. I anticipate that the added tag will bring 20+ hits before the end of the day.
Not really related to class, except for maybe a lesson in promotion.
I was freaking out about my video, because I have lots of event footage, but I didn’t know how to put it together.
I think I was trying to put together a bigger project, that would be pretty long (by internet standards). But today I realized that this doesn’t have to be an opus. It can be two minutes long. That made it a lot simpler and less stressful to think about.
I already posted an original song from the band I covered. I think what I’ll do is have the band open, have the beginning of the song, then do b-roll of the club, and do an interview with my friend that’s in the band. I’ll use the song being performed as a soundtrack. I think the song itself is about 4 minutes long, I just hope I have enough footage without the band in it to make it interesting.
Project for another class may end up being for 609
Last week, 604 did an alternative test, where we went out and taped a flash mob. Then we all shared our footage and edited together what Anita calls a “photo essay”. Basically a personality/event profile.
I might end up finessing my final product for 604 into my final project for 609. Not quite sure yet.
Anyway, I uploaded the 604 version to YouTube because Vimeo wasn’t loading correctly. I do plan to eventually add it there as well. It’s still processing, will post a link when it’s ready.