Today, I went out to do my second video project. This time it was for my visual journalism class and it was a little different from the first one. This video needed to be a profile on someone who does something interesting.
In some ways it was easier because I only needed one source (the subject) but more intricate because it needed to be even more visual then a typical news story.
I chose a UF student, Nathan King, who works at High Roller Fishing lure Company. Since I don’t know the first thing about fishing equipment, I was totally fascinated by the small factory and all of the work that goes into building the lures.
First he gave me a quick tour of the factory, so I could get an idea of exactly what I wanted to shoot.
I sat him down for an interview and used the ‘ole le rule-of-thirds to have him speaking off to the left and show the background in this particular workroom. I debated over whether to do this because there was another employee working in the background, and I worried that it could be distracting.
In the end, I decided to go ahead and shoot it this way because I felt it was more visual and gave tone to the interview.
The work that goes into building these lures its impressive. It’s almost like an art; whenever I happen to stroll by the fishing isle at department stores I tend to notice lures for their cute appearance. I would have never imagined the tedious handiwork involved in building them.
This time, editing with iMovie was a breeze; well, almost. I finalized the project and tried to share it on YouTube, but to my dismay the app went ahead and crashed.
I panicked, but a quick Google search helped me find the finalized project file and I was able to successfully export my video.
I think I might have been missing some b-roll, a few more overall shots the factory itself would have probably been nice.
One thing is for sure; this experience with video was a thousand times better than the first.
My feelings towards filming are slowly improving. I’ll be doing another project more similar to the first