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Guess what? After a couple of long and hard weeks…I finally finished my video project from my Public Relations Publishing class! All I can say is, thank goodness it is over. Adobe Premiere Pro…

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My editing and videography skills are definitely far (and I mean like infinitely far) from being perfect. Adobe Premiere Pro is still not my favorite, and I do not see myself using it in my future unless I absolutely have to. Creating videos is definitely one of my nurture talents, meaning I am not good at it and I will for sure have to keep working on my skills.

Luckily, I had a great partner for my video project, Wyatt Stanford. When I interviewed him, I could tell how passionate he is about his Choctaw heritage. I decided to center my video around his love for his Choctaw heritage and culture. One of my absolute favorite things in the world is to see someones eyes light up when they talk about something they are passionate about, and I definitely saw this in Wyatt when I interviewed him. It actually was great to put together this short video about Wyatt’s passion because I could see in his eyes how much his heritage means to him.

I do not see a future in film making, but here is my completed video project (please go easy on the judgment on the editing side of things):

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I hate to disappoint you, but I do not have any complaints or hardships from this week of class in Public Relations Publishing. Why might you ask? Because I did not have to even open Adobe Premiere Pro once this week (can I get a hallelujah).

Instead, this week I learned how to operate a camera from the cage in Gaylord in order to conduct my interview for our video project.

All I have to say is thank goodness my partner for this project knows how to operate everything on a camera or this blog post would probably not be as positive. I was not blessed in being knowledgeable about anything technological if you have not noticed by now. I am only experienced in good ole iPhone photography/videography.

Today we got to dive right in and film our interviews and shoot some B-roll (I love that word, it makes me sound like I actually know what I am doing).

I am a little camera shy, so it was a little awkward for me to be in front of the camera today (very ironic since I used to be a broadcast journalism major). On the other hand, I had so much fun interviewing my partner. It is always a great experience to learn a little more about your colleagues because that does not always happen when you sit in the same spot and talk to the same group of people in your classes every day.

Get ready for next week’s blog post because you will finally get to see the finished video project and probably hear me complain a lot about how hard Adobe Premiere Pro is if we are being honest.