Hello everyone! I’m back again with another activity post for my adventures in Art110. This week, our activity was vlogging, in which we had the opportunity to film a video either about welcoming people to our website, or anything we could think of.
Naturally, I decided to go a little overboard, and made a vlog talking about my week in review… needless to say it got a little out of hand. Hope you enjoy it!
When making my video I was hoping it would come off as a little bit awkward, but hopefully slightly endearing as I’m still trying to figure out what is going on with my vlogs, and college in general. I decided to film my discussion of the week outside to try and get some decent audio, plus it made for some excellent quick change positions that made me laugh (which is always a plus when you have to edit a long video). I knew any video I made would not be super short, but I was hoping it would be around 13 to 15 minutes long. When I had finally gotten my video uploaded to the software I have for editing, it was 30 minutes long!
Now naturally that is way to long for a first-time vlog! So, with a lot of time and effort I was able to get my video down to 17 minutes, and I was able to get the video to a point that I really liked it.
I think I was able to accomplish what I wanted to achieve in this vlog. With the 8+ hours I put into editing it, I feel as though I really succeeded in presenting the feel I wanted to go for in my video. I just hope that everyone likes it, and that I get the opportunity to make another vlog soon.
There are definitely a few things I would do differently next time. First of all, I would film my discussing the week first, not put the videos of the events I was talking about into the software first. It made things very confusing to work with and took a lot longer than I thought it would. Another thing I would change is the length of my take of the video. I only did one take and it was 30 minutes long. Those 30 minutes were extremely hard to get from a phone to a computer. It took 3+ hours to get one video into an editing software! That is way too long! So next time, I will film the video in smaller segments, making it easier to transfer them over without extra work or stress.
All in all, despite the editing problems, I would absolutely vlog again! It was a lot of fun to look back on the week, and very cathartic to get my thoughts out. Will the layout of my vlog change next time? Possibly. But will I still try to be as genuine as my first vlog? Absolutely. I really am grateful for these activities we have been doing in Art110, and I will miss them when they are done, there is nothing better than having the opportunity to try new things!
That is all for this week folks! I hope you all enjoyed my vlog, I put a lot of work into it. I’ll be back again soon with more posts on some incredible artists and fun activities. As always, I hope you all have a fantastic week, now go make some art!