Link to my video presented via Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/video/6NuPPFfQxfpDP
What did you learn? This project helped me learn how to shoot first-hand video and turn it into a movie with sound that everyone can enjoy. When I was done my project, I showed my family the final result and they were really happy with it. Throughout the week I was asking them to help me with taking photos around the house and the driveway to ensure my content was perfect. I learned that even though this COVID-19 virus has affected us, it still has not stopped the world from being close to their family and having a fun time outside the house,
What was easy? The hardest part of the project was just gathering all the video necessary. After that, putting everything into a video was very simple. The video walk through shown by professor Witkowski on Adobe Premiere Pro looked easy but since downloading was not possible on that program, I used Adobe Spark instead. This program was very easy to use and took most of the guess work with a movie program and handled it for me.
What was challenging? It was challenging trying to gather video since it all had to be done at home. I wanted to capture my entire family playing together ( I am one of 7 kids, so that wasn’t very difficult). Everyone in my family was happy to help me get photos while we were playing hockey and even outside riding our bikes.
How could your submission be improved? The submission could be improved by adding more video of us playing different sports or even away from the house. But as I’ve said before, the circumstances were not ideal with a “stay at home” order from government authorities except for essential travel. I did venture outside my house but my family is something that always brings me joy.
How could I improve the assignment for next class? I could improve my assignment by adding more assortment to my video, such as other areas playing outside. But I was happy with the clips that I included because it was over a 4 day period, even though it was just hockey.
How might you apply your knowledge in future assignments or work scenarios? I would apply the knowledge to other work scenarios by using Adobe Spark as my go to application for movies and videos. It was very easy to import videos/text/music to Adobe Spark and them implement them into my project.
How did a specific reading or video inspire or help you? There was nothing that I read or even a video that inspired me, but rather it was just seeing my family everyday. I’m not at home for a long time during the summers because of school at Canisius and I know I have to step into my role as big brother right away. I wanted to get my siblings outside and get them active. It was something they want to do and something that I love doing with them. Especially being in Canada, where everything has some affiliation to hockey, it was easy to make this video come true. It brought me back to being with my dad as a kid and having him shoot on me. He even went in net recently too, which just proves was someone will do to make their kids happy.