intro to documentary production
My favorite part of the process was watching it all come together. I wanted the video to reflect the way in which my mind works, so editing it made a lot of sense to me. I did feel a little stuck at first, especially with only 30 seconds to work with. I decided that I wasn't going to think about it too much and just try to capture images that caught my attention or fascinated me throughout the day. I wanted the video to be a reflection of the way in which I see the world. I did procrastinate a little bit, especially when I was still stuck at the beginning of the process. I did my homework for all of my other classes and thought about what kind of song I wanted to use. I went with one that I really like that has a rhythm that gets stuck in my head a lot. I chose the verse with lyrics I felt most related to me and tried to match them with the images I captured. The bad thing about procrastinating was that I went to start filming when I wasn't at home and my camera wouldn't turn on. I was filming in the cold on Friday and I don't know if that affected the batteries or what. I finally got it back on later that evening when I was home, but some of my footage was taken with my phone because of that. I kind of like that because I have my phone on me more often than I have my camera since it is more portable. I don't think I was really distracted. Once I knew what I wanted to do, I was set on getting it done. I was finishing up during the Puppy Bowl, though, which was distracting at the end of the process. The idea for the video's direction came from conversations with my parents about relating to people and figuring out the way my mind works. I wanted to capture that from my point of view.