The ACCtv project was a very good learning experience for me. Although I had some major hangups, and thanks to some understanding and an extended deadline, I was able to come out with what I feel is a pretty good edit. As far as the shooting goes, it was really fun working with lav mics and shooting in a Greenhouse, which made for almost perfect light, and very few shadows. The colour quality of the footage looks quite vivid and I have had a few compliments about it thus far. I really enjoy working with the V1U’s.
What did I learn from my mistakes on this project? First and foremost, I need to ALWAYS remember to double check camera settings. This includes both video and audio settings. I also learned a thing or two about Premier during the course of our adventures in tape capturing. Yes I got really frustrated, and no it wasn’t very becoming of a professional attitude. Taking a step away from the edit for a few days was exactly what I needed to calm down and restart my work. On that note, it was a very efficient edit because all of the other elements (title sequence, logos, and watermark) were already assembled and ready to go. It definitely shows that good organizational skills on behalf of Eric helped the entire class project to stay consistent.
Karleigh was a blast to work with, and her cheery attitude really made the shooting quite a lot of fun. We got some pretty good blooper shots too! It was a cool shoot location because of all of the different things to film. All frustration aside, I am walking away from the project satisfied with how things turned out, and will undoubtedly be vigilant in the future about my camera’s settings. I’m really happy that I turned my attitude around and put my best foot forward for edit day.
I’m grateful that these things happen along the way because there is far more to be learned from mistakes and troubleshooting than there is in doing things by the book. Again, I would really like to thank you, Graham for your patience and extra help with my project.
All the best,
~ Scotty Gwyer