Last week was our 11th week into our semester and we only had one class which was on Tuesday. Our professor gave us the following Thursday and Tuesday out of class time to work on our videos with our group. My group and I met up on Thursday and began to film and luckily finished everything that day. From our costumes to our lines, it was a great experience to go through. We all enjoyed every part of it and worked hard to make our characters come to life. Beforehand, we made sure that we had our lines set and our costumes ready so we wouldn’t have to delay our filming to a later day. There were some challenges where the camera had only one position in the one-button room so we had to adjust everything so everything could be seen in the camera’s eye. Unfortunately, you can’t see us from the waist below, which was not too important, but it would’ve been nice to see our whole costume. This project wasn’t as difficult to do as I had expected. Our group was organized and set times to film during our free time which made everything a lot more convenient.
This week we learned more about iMovie from an instructor named Ryan who works in the Media Commons. He taught us the numerous effects on iMovie and how it can benefit us when we make our film that is due in the next few weeks. There were a lot of things that I had no clue about and I knew it would become handy in the future for future projects. One effect that I really liked was the green screen effect and how we can insert an image over the original clip or even a previous movie clip already saved to put as the background. Today, March 15, we learned more about how to structure our projects and learned about different roles, organization, and efficiency. We also began discussing as a group as to what our idea for our movie is going to be. At first we had a difficult time choosing a genre because we had so many in mind, when we thought we came down to some, we realized that it was hard to incorporate our fairytale, Hansel and Gretel, into our genre. But in the end, we ended up choosing the idea of American Idol. Even though it seems like there will be a lot to do and keep in mind, I feel that this project will be exciting to accomplish and a good way to end our junior year.