— What were your specific contributions to your project team this week(s)?
Weeks 9 and 10 were very busy. I worked with Brian C. to help do a rough cut of the video. This was a great way to learn and familiarize myself with Final Cut Pro and to see how everything comes together. He did all of the navigating but he had set up a second monitor so I could help with identifying where the cuts were need for the clips, the order, where the section divisions were needed, and what text screens were needed. It took about three hours and the files were very organized. During the week I did some final adjustments to the black version of the logo, a challenge because there are aspects of the graphic that can’t be all black and if they are all white it looks odd. Last week I created all of the text screens that were to be inserted into the video in Photoshop and met with Brian again for another round of editing and fine-tuning to the video. This was also a three-hour process of getting the layers of photos, B roll, divider slides with text slides, and logo into the video. After Brian posted the link to Basecamp for review I had a few edits for the movement of the images and a few cuts that needed to be done. For the final packet that was handed over to Sr. Catherine, I printed out copies of the graphics manual so she can distribute to Lisa, Mickey, and others who will need to it for reference.
— What’s going well?
I am so proud of this video. I think it’s interesting to watch, informative, engaging, and powerful. I was glad I could be a part of the final editing process and I think Brian, Amelia, and I worked really well together to organize the editing. Overall, I think everyone really worked together and we accomplished our goal for St. Joseph’s Services.
— What’s not going so well?
The only thing that was a bit of a set-back was when we went to pull the images that were hand-picked for the video, some were low resolution and very pixellated. We had to fish for other photos that would work and that added a lot of extra time to our process.
— Any final project reflections?
Starting this project I was more interested in working on the City Farm project. However, after we got started and our group slimmed down, I really enjoyed this process, working with my team, this experience, and am very proud of our final video, logo, and manual. I think all the group members really worked together well and were efficient. I believe this project is a great real-world example of dealing with clients and their needs.