Still Video Project

This is an upload of my Still Video project for my Com 220 class. The goal of the assignment was twofold: 1) To take various still shots of a location at Elon and 2) edit the shots into a 40 second clip. The location I was given was Oak House, a local cafe with good coffee and lots of space for students to relax and work in.

The filming aspect of the assignment was more difficult than I anticipated. After some in-class practice I felt comfortable wit the camera and tripod, but for some reason I had trouble focusing the camera even though I used the “zoom in, focus, then zoom out” method multiple times. The employees of Ok House were fine with me filming, so long as I didn’t get in any customer’s way, hence why most of the filming is in several corners of the room.

The editing part of the project was much easier this time than the last editing project I did. I created a video log and paper edit to help me remember which segments of video to use. The audio levels were a bit tricky to get right as ambient noise was so quiet until something hit a table or chair and the sound would spike.

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