Tuesday, May 26, 2009

{Newsmaker}

The word on the street is people like the stuff I've posted from 
this semester better then last. Which would make sense, as in
theory, I should have learned some things between then and 
now. I do have one more story to share from last fall though. 
I thought you might like to see what I was working on then.
This story isn't perfect, but it got the most positive feedback
from my teacher and people in my class.

My goal was to weave together a few different people and places 
into one story. Make it come full circle. (Which is not as easy to 
do in two minutes as you might think.) My teacher had been 
pushing us to work on that skill. The focus wasn't on my script
but rather shooting, editing and those transitions in the story.

The pacing is fast. That's another thing I like about it, but 
David recently gave me some feedback that he doesn't like the 
fast paced editing. He also didn't understand what I was trying 
to achieve with my story. Maybe I didn't either. We did a lot 
more this semester with writing and sticking to a focus while
putting your story together. Live and learn! Overall, I was 
happy with this one.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT ON YouTube.
(Because of the way the video is formatted, it doesn't
fully fit on the screen when I post it to blogger.)

I would like to know how a video like this gets 31,654 views and 
125 comments. Seriously?

8 comments:

Trujen said...

I read your post, watched your video and then reread your post.
I totally got your story and how the three people were linked together; they're all artists of different skills or different levels. I like the faster pace but maybe not as fast. I think flashing the different views is nice b/c you can see more stuff related to the story, I get that but maybe D meant to slow down the flashing. (I'm sure "flashing" is not a technical term!)

Also, that other video is fucking scary! I didn't watch all of it. Maybe 15 seconds but it was enough for me! :o) HA!!!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

first of all, who is that HUGE CHICK in your video? She takes up the whole shot! Jesus.

second, how to make tea? that was hilarious. hhhhaahah.

i think you did a great job.

~*~Tracey~*~ said...

Love that news piece. As far as the iced tea guy, can you say creepy???

Hope Strickland said...

Great Job! As far as iced tea guy, he is creepy, serial killer creepy!!!

Miss M! said...

Um, because the internet loves stupid and weird things, and that video pretty much covers both of those bases. I have a video up of my dog wearing shoes that has 26,718 views and 49 (I've deleted a few) comments. It satisfies the "Stupid" requirement quite well, apparently.

carlene federer said...

Hey, who was that chunky chick??? LOL! I'd forgotten how big that poor girl was!
Great story, I didn't think it was too fast at all, and I like how you tied the disparate threads of the story together...(that comment almost made me sound smart, huh? HAR!)
The only thing that would make watching that clip better would be to enjoy it while drinking some iced tea...I sure wish I knew how to make myself some!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

Hahaha. I just showed that iced tea clip to M and he said "that guy has dead bodies in his house." Probably true. He should add "you could wrap up a couple of the bodies you have in your closet" while waiting for the tea to boil.

Kristi said...

Another excellent piece! Fun topic :)