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Are We Done Yet?

It is week two of learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro in my Public Relations Publishing class. All I can say is…are we done yet?

For someone who is technologically advanced they might love this project, but if you are technically challenged like me…it is a little (or extremely) difficult. Video filming and editing is not my forte.

Adobe Premiere Pro is “iMovie on steroids” according to Croom, so hopefully I can figure it out with my very limited experience with making movies for my Spanish class on iMovie (which were incredible awful I  will not subject you to the torture of watching me attempt to act and speak Spanish at the same time).

Along with learning the Adobe Premiere Pro software, we are learning how to use some video filming equipment next week, which should be pretty interesting. My video expertise comes from shooting videos on my iPhone, so as you can tell I am very experienced (that is sarcasm if you were wondering).

Next week is going to be a little challenging…

The project we are tasked with this week sounds like a lot of fun even though I am nervous about putting it all together from filming to editing to interviewing to being interviewed. We were each paired with someone in our class, and now we are interviewing each other to show a glimpse of who we really are in a two minute video.

I am super excited to interview one of my classmates, but I am a little camera shy so I am nervous about being in someone’s video. I am interested to see how it turns out though. This video is supposed to be raw and natural. I wonder what we will end up talking about?

I really love the idea of this project. We watched a Ted Talk to introduce us to our assignment, and I absolutely loved it. I was surprised at how real the interviews were and how it really showed a glimpse into the lives of people. It made me feel like a knew them a little bit. Everyone really does have a story to tell, you just have to be willing to listen.

Stay tuned for next week to hear more of my weekly struggles.


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