The Projects: 1 - 6
For a scale reference 1 is the most favorite, while 6 is the least.
1. Video Letter
I really enjoyed the freedom that came with this assignment. The requirement to address someone in 'you' was really cool when I had freedom to work with how I wanted to do so. Since I'm fond of spoken poetry, that's the route I went, especially since I could address who I wanted. I'd written my poem a few months before when I knew about the assignment, so I'm glad that it worked out. I also really enjoyed getting to see everyone else's. I feel like this was one of the most creative assignments, especially since it was done by the individual. Truthfully, my video letter was my favorite thing I made in the class.
While actually tackling coloring the frames and trying to get help was intimidating, the final product was awesome. I loved how it looked in the end and it wasn't a terrible task when I got some of my friends to help me color all the frames I had. I mostly really liked how the end product turned out, so I felt like everything else was worth it to get there.
3. Rhythmic Edit
I really liked the freedom to pick what was filmed to edit. I also am fond of editing things to go with music, so this was almost like making sort of a small music video, which I enjoyed a lot.
4. 360 Long Take
I liked the second project that the class did together, but I feel like this was a project that required trial and error to find what worked. It was fun, but I wish maybe we had a practice day with the camera to shoot and then an actual day where we shot the project to turn in, just to see how it would look.
5. Film Manipulation
I really liked the end product for this project! I just felt like I was rushing the whole time I was working with the film, so I didn't necessarily get it to the point to look exactly how I wanted. If I'd had a little more time for this project, I feel like maybe I'd have enjoyed it more, but for the most part I felt like I was rushing a lot because I was afraid of not being done in time because of how many frames there were to fill. I loved being able to actually work with film, however, and I'm very glad I got the opportunity. Like, I really enjoyed this project, I just wish I'd had more time on it to make it look more how I'd hoped.
6. Stop motion animation
I wish I'd had more time to work on this one. I felt rushed a lot on this one and I'm not sure I liked the end product completely, but the fact is it got done and we tried. I really liked the concept we'd picked - the life cycle of a phoenix - but the time limit scared me, especially when the first time when we were in class and doing the sand part it took up the majority of the class time. It was really cool, but less stations or perhaps more time for the entire project would have made the end product better.
I still really liked this idea, though! It was fun to work with different mediums.