My first Experiments with video

Last Monday I had a short video tutorial with one of my tutors, Will. He lent me one of the NMIT video tripods which are so different to the normal photography ones. I practiced panning and taking some video with my camera. Will then showed me how to use the basics of Final Cut Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro was down at NMIT so when its back up and running he will show me more on that.

At home I practiced with the kids shooting using the video tripod. I tried running shots and close up eye shots.

I was able to download Adobe Premiere Pro and following some online tutorials navigated my way around it and created a 1min clip…

Here is a link to my very first piece:

I practiced different transitions and adding audio. I have to say I am very pleased with my first attempt at creative moving imagery! I have now got confidence that I should be able to produce some thing nice for this project.

What I did find while filming is that I really need to keep all the shots as still as possible. I could try a little bit of panning but very gently. I think it will be best for most of my shots to be still, with the very occasional panning unless I can get a lot more practice in before the actual shoot.

I would like to practice going in and out of focus more too. Work out how to have a deeper depth of field for shots of subjects approaching the camera.

Today I practiced more in Professional Pro I watched more tutorials on adding rolling credits at the end of the clip.

Here are links to some of the tutorials I used:

Adobe TV – Professional Pro


About jessshirley1981

Hi there, Im a 33 year old mum of two, a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I am studying for the BA in Arts & Media part time, I have just finished L6 Studio this semester 2, 2014. My passion is photography, here is a link to my facebook photography page for those of you that are interested
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