I had a lot of issues with Adobe Premiere crashing on me and not exporting my full draft. This was an earlier version of my draft.
For my video draft assignment, I decided to change my story a bit from my original idea that was presented in the raw footage file. I am content that I wanted this video to be about me, Joe Singkeo, and the importance of “family.” I chose to focus on one topic because of the time limitations set by the prompt. I chose to stick to the story about me and the importance of “family” because I want my audience to get to know me. And because our reality is a social construct, we all have different meanings of the word “family.” I call my video, “Joe’s Story.”
I wanted to show a chronological progression of my families. I wanted to integrate videos and its natural sounds, along with animated and still photos, music and less narration by me to tell my story. I have not decided where I want to add my narrative but it won’t be too much, maybe an introduction or an ending.
I do not want my voice to take away from the visual messages. I want my audience to picture themselves and their families, when watching my video. Again, because our realities are differ depending on our experiences, I want my audiences to find their own story within the context of my story.
Initially I used the butcher’s block technique, where I just placed all the raw footage that I had on the sequence, and then just started chopping and carving. However, I noticed that there was just too much, it became overwhelming. So I then separated the audio, video and the photo. Then I began to sift through this by categories to figure out what I wanted to keep or throw out.
When I got all the final video and stills footages, I lined them up in order of my story board. Then I started making my titles and title pages. I used various animated titles, rolling titles, crawling and still titles. I then proceeded to put animation into the still photos that needed it. Once done with all that, I went back and chose transitions for all frames of video, title pages, still photos and the audio. I made sure that they faded in and out for the appropriate duration of my liking. I used various transition to give each individual scene its uniqueness. I found that I prefer the cross dissolve, dip to black, paint splatter transition.
My problem that I have been running into is that I have too much content. There’s so much that I want to say but so little time to say it in. I realize that I need to continue to cut more footage out and only keep things that are absolutely necessary to the story telling. I also need to add a credit page. All of the photos and videos were shot by me. However, the music was found on a creative content site, freesound.org.
I hope you enjoyed my draft. If you do, please comment down below with your thoughts and any input that you might have for my next step. I will take them into consideration when working on my final cut. Thank you, and don’t forget to like and follow for future content.
0;00;00 – 0;10;00 – Slide show of me, Seattle, Singkeo Family.
0;10 – 0:14;30 – Video of Singkeo Thanksgiving.
14;30 – 17;30;00 – My Girlfriend, Melissa.
0;17;30 – 0;00;31 – My Cousins, long-time friends and Family Celebrations.
0;00;31 – 0;00;33 – Family & Sports Title Page and Melissa and I at M’s game.
0;00;33 – 0;36;30 – Video in Safeco Fields w/ fans singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
0;36;30 – 0;00;39 – Animated photo of Melissa and I on the Golden Glove (during video).
0;39;00 – 0;41;30 – Ending video shot with Safeco field signs in focus, and fans singing ends.
0;41;30 – 0;53;00 – Seahawks title page/ Photo montage and collage of my Seahawks Family.
Seahawks viewing party in the background.
0;53;00 – 0;55.00 – Belle by Nancy Title page.
0;55;00 – 1;03;00 – My Best Friend Nancy giving my nephew, Jeremiah, a haircut.
1;03;00 – 1;20;00 – Slide show of my nephew Jeremiah
1;20;00 – 1;24;00 – Bailey Gatzert Volunteer Family title page/ Me and My Boys photo
1;24;00 – 1;39;00 – Video of my students getting splashed at Wild Waves.
1;39;00 – 1;48;00 – Photo slide show of my boys from Bailey G. at Wild Waves.
1;48;00 – 1;55;00 – Title scene with WSU Everett Gray Wolf Hall in background.
1;55;00 – 1;57;00 – Photo slide show of fellow Cougs.
1;57;00 – 2;00;00 – Video of peers and professor at a PR firm in Seattle.
2;00;00 – 2;06;00 – Credit page.
0;00;00 – 0;32;00 – Freesound.org Music: Piano Love Song by ShadyDave
0;32;00 – 1;24;00 – Freesound.org Music: Hip Hop Beat by Jarex
1;37;00 – 2;06;00 – Freesound.org Music: Hip Hop Beat by StafBeats