Video Essay Oh No…

I had a rough time with this. I have found out that I am not very good with video editing software. First, I tried to use Microsoft Clipchamp and I was getting the hang of it, but I could just not seem to figure out how to get things the way I like or the way I envisioned them. I was working on this all week, and I could not seem to figure it out, so I decided to use a different program to talk over myself watching the scene and pausing at key moments to discuss. I managed to use Loom to get that to work but I could not get the video volume to come through while I was recording. Good thing I was only discussing lighting… So, I was still unable to get audio of the scene, but my voice and thoughts carried through fine so now that I’m down to the wire I just decided to try and embed the file in this post. Now that I am trying, I can’t from loom for some reason… If I do the link copy route, it doesn’t actually put the video on my post. If I go the embed code route, it still won’t. So, I decided to download the video from loom. It is an MP4 and will not embed as a video in this post for some reason. Says it is an unsupported file type. So, I am having a hell of a time trying to get this to work. what I am going to do next week is get on my wife’s Mac and use I movie for whatever I need. this stuff as just not working for me this week and I am really disappointed that I could not get my point across the way I wanted. I have found my media weakness and that is video editing. Below is the video i am trying to embed, I hope it works. If it doesn’t here is the link to the page.

3 thoughts on “Video Essay Oh No…”

  1. Video is difficult and time-consuming if it is done well. You could call it a happy accident that the audio didn’t come through because that lets us focus fully on the image and the light, and how much of the story is conveyed just through that. It is fun to stop and look closely at those details, and to notice how intentional every little detail is.
    Video also takes up a lot of space, so it is better to have it stored elsewhere, Youtube or Loom or wherever, and linked on your site so that it doesn’t take up your drive space. Youtube and Vimeo will give you an embed code so the video can play on your site while sitting outside of it, but it looks like Loom just has the link function. I’ve found that embed codes need to be pasted in the code view of a page rather than the WYSIWYG view. It is frustrating when things don’t work out the way we want, but it’s all a learning experience.

  2. I enjoyed your walk through of how the lighting drives the scene. I used Adobe Premier Rush on a PC to voice over my scene. It was actually very easy to use and allowed me to adjust volume. I feel like I learned something about lighting and film by watching your video.

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