Having missed the filming of the interview I assigned myself to edit the footage. I also was really excited to start editing because I have just begun teaching myself how to use some of the adobe suite and Premier Pro was next on the list.
We had discussed as a group the approach we wanted to take and while editing I had a clear plan of how to approach it.
So firstly I set out in watching all the footage and selecting the important clips, which took a whole lot longer than I was expecting. As I wasn’t a part of the filming process I found it very difficult to interact with the footage. By that I mean that I had very little control of the shots, their lengths, the framing and the focus. Though my group did a great job in capturing footage I would have loved to have my input.
Beginning to learn a program is difficult so with a mixture of lynda.com and the adobe instructional clips I begun to slowly teach myself the basics of premier.
Getting your first sequence right is a great feeling but there were many moments prior where I found myself hitting a wall and feeling as if I wasn’t able to pass the hurdle, but somehow I found a way around it. After looking at countless introduction videos and searching the specifics on google I found myself in a place were I was comfortable with the interface and able to make the appropriate edits that I needed.
Through this I challenged myself to do better than before. Although my skills in Premier are not the best they can be, they are most significantly improved. Hopefully after next weeks workshop they will be well on the way to being refined.