This is my first of two video assignment this week. In this assignment we had to create a video of just our shoes that tells some kind of story. I chose to do this assignment for one of my assignments this week because I thought it would be a fun assignment to do because I could just take videos at any point throughout my day to show what a day in my shoes look like. I thought it would be a good idea to show what I do every weekday by recording some of the things I do at work. I wasn’t able to record a lot of the stuff I do at work by just recording me feet, but I was able to get enough footage to make sure everyone got an idea of what my work day is like. I knew it would be easy to get videos of me walking because I do a lot of walking at work everyday.
I started off with me waking up and getting out of bed in the morning. This is obviously something I have to do every morning so I thought it would be a good idea to add this part to my video. I also showed me getting into my car and driving to work. Everyday I get to work, I start off by changing into my boots because those are very important when you are working at a lumber yard. I showed a little bit of me driving a forklift and me cutting corners with a saw that we use for deliveries. I also had to add my favorite part of the work day to this video, my lunch break. This is when I can sit down, relax, and get out of the 90 degree heat. I added another video of me riding around on the side of a forklift that was driving by because I was tired of walking throughout the lumber yard. The last video of me finally getting off of work and being free for the rest of the day.
I added the song “I’m gonna be (500 miles)” by The Proclaimers to the background of my video because I thought it fit this assignment very well. I also chose this as the background song for all of my fellow “How I Met Your Mother” fans because whenever I think of this song, I think of Ted and Marshall’s road trip. I also used some techniques that we learned about earlier this week from two of the required videos in my assignment (video 1, video 2). I used slow motion and fast forward techniques throughout the video to help add extra detail to my assignment. I put me throwing my lunch away in slow motion because my least favorite time at work is when I have to end my lunch break and go back to working. I also transitions that had examples in the videos like jump cuts and wipe transitions. I used other transitions in my story that we didn’t have examples for because I thought they provided a good transition between two events at work.
Assignment: Where Do Your Shoes Take You?
Step 1: After finding a video you want to convert, copy and paste the url for the video into the section that says “paste link here.”
Step 2: Click the “START” button in the middle of the screen.
Step 3: Click the “DOWNLOAD” button on the right to save your song.
I created the video on iMovie.
Step 1: Click the “New” button at the top and select no theme.
Step 2: Click the “Import” button at the top to import a video or sound (do this step until all of your videos and sounds are imported).
Step 3: Click on the first video you want to add that you already imported and then click the + button in the bottom right of the video to add (repeat step until all of the videos are added to the bottom).
Step 4: Click on your song and add it to your video by clicking the + button in the bottom right of the song.
Step 5: Edit your videos.
Highlight your unwanted footage and click the delete button on your keyboard to delete that part of the clip.
Highlight a portion of your video you want to fast forward or put in slow motion and then click edit at the top and then your desired action.
Step 6: Add transitions or titles by clicking transitions or titles in the bottom left.
Step 7: Click File -> Share -> Email to email it to yourself and save it.