Hi Everyone! Thanks for tuning in. For those of you just now visiting my blog, let’s start with a background story before I get into the nitty gritty details. I started this blog for my graduate course, Multimedia Content Creation, at Washington State University. We were to choose a topic that interests us to create content on for the semester, and I chose to speak about my dream, owning a wedding venue and being the wedding/events coordinator for that venue. It probably sounds cheesy, but I guess I’ll admit it, I’m a nerd for weddings/events. Weird, I know.
Now the nitty gritty details, I must admit, this video draft was a challenge for me. After a lot of research, I really wanted something casual that made sense given my topic. Similar to how I did with my audio story, I produced what I guess some might call a podcast. Since I am (pretending to be) the wedding/event coordinator for the venue, I thought about things that most bride and grooms would want to hear. My questions were, what types of things would they be looking for? how can I make the process less stressful for them? So, I decided to create a video that touched on a few tips and tricks for them in the (stressful) planning process. Whether they are the bride and the groom themselves, or a friend or family of the bride and groom, my idea was to help make the planning process flow a lot smoother by creating this video. Let them know where to start, because at least for me, that was the hardest part. I couldn’t make it a full podcast, mostly because I had too many tips to share, and because I talk a lot, and I mean a lot. So, I decided to create a little snippet instead, mentioning at the end that they could check out my blog if they wanted to hear the full thing.
Let’s start digging a little bit deeper on how I made this happen. Well, first I sat down and tried to brainstorm all of the things that I thought were important when I planned my own wedding, and other things that maybe I didn’t do that I thought would be helpful for them and put them together. I then tried to find some good lighting to film my video, and though many of you may laugh at this, I found it underneath my bar in my apartment. The light was shining through the window, it was great. So, I sat myself down underneath the bar, and setup my camera (on a tripod of course). I’ve had a Canon E05 Rebel for about three years now, so I used that, because the quality was best with the lens. Once I had that all setup, I had about 10 re-takes and I was good to go. I filmed myself talking, and then took it all back to Adobe Premiere Pro. Once I got in there, I used what we learned in the tutorials to cut the video and drag clips into a sequence. I then added a few titles and transitions to make it look a little bit more snazzy. Let’s just say, by the end of the night, I was sick of my own voice. I know this draft is far from perfect, but I’d love any helpful advice you may have.