Below is my composing log for my journey creating this video. It’s kind of funny when you realize how many times I changed my mind not only when deciding WHAT to do my essay about, but also HOW to put it together. All in all though, I am very pleased with the way it turned out.
August 30,2012 2:00 p.m.
I have looked through many essays on various websites. I don’t have a definite topic yet. I am thinking about maybe a “I believe in the power of love…”
Maybe a you are beautiful just the way you are….
Format: Windows Movie Maker
Interview with married couples…. maybe…
Use Video clips and sound clips and music.
August 30, 2012 4:30 p.m.
Driving home today I decided to scrap all of my original ideas. I came up with the idea of a comic book called the Adventures of Imagination man (which I will make in photoshop.) I will upload pages from comic book to movie maker and have people perform voice overs for characters. I will tell my story in between scenes in the comic book. It will shift back and forth between real – time and comic book.
Open: Me sitting on a stool telling what I believe… I believe in the power of imagination…blah..blah…blah…
after 1 minute cut to comic book with narration and voice over
September 2, 2012 3:54p.m.
I’ve been toying with various ideas all weekend and I have a good start on where I would like to be with this. Set up: documentary style. Talk, video, talk, narration and stills, end, play video song.
*include clips from various cartoons during imagiantion speech
I found a really cool video dealing with this topic on youtube: Mr. Rogers
story about imagination:
Our imaginations are our most powerful tools and that allows each of us to be creative and unique individuals with varying tastes and personalities. without our imaginations, we might as well live in a world of no color.
[cartoons taught us that it was ok to believe in the make believe]
– rug rats
– mr. rogers
– blues clues
– hannah montanna
September 4, 2012 12:46p.m.
obviously if you’ve been following this then you know i keep changing my mind.
more essay notes:
15 years ago i was five and ready for my first day in kindergarten
tell story before i tell what I believe
the mind is a garden
September 4, 2012 7:30p.m.
Finished final corrections on essay..included below in a seperate post
I had a really hard time cutting it down to 500 words or less. Final word count: 508
→ began looking for footage for my video.
→ considering footage of nursery age children from church
September 5, 2012 10:29 p.m.
Last night I uploaded my essay to my wordpress blog. It was great to get some feedback from some people other than my immediate family. That helped because some people are brutally honest. lol
I am in the process of getting in touch with some of my friends with children. I would like to use pictures of their small children, but before I do, i want to have their consent.
I have chosen a song to use….Owl City – Fireflies.
I am having trouble figuring our how to put the music and my voice together. =(
September 6, 2012 1:58 p.m.
I am so frustrated with this project right now.
I cannot figure out how to do what I want to do…grrrrrrr
i feel so computer illiterate today. =(
I was able to get in a few minutes of editing before work. SO I got my music picked out, my essay recorded, and picked out what pictures of my friends and their kids that I wanted to use
September 10, 2012 10:00a.m.
I FINISHED IT! Everything is in place. I am very happy with my video and will be uploading it tomorrow
September 11, 2012 1:15p.m.
After some very frustrating technical difficulties with both YouTube and WordPress and my file sizes, I finally got my project uploaded and ready to go.
September 18, 2012
It’s been a week since I completed my DMC. After going back and looking at my composing logs and my video again. I realize some things that I would have changed. 1) I should probably Actually pin point the things that I believe in.It was very hard to think of a topic for my video. 2) keeping a journa of my progress eliminated a lot of the stress of creating the project because I was able to look back at what I had accomplished and I was able to see what I needed to accomplish. I will add more details from now on though. 3) My video would have been much better (in my opion) if I would have had the time to go and take video of the children I used. 4) I procrastinated A LOT. By doing so, I stressed myslef the night before trying to get everything finished on time. Finally, I really enjoyed putting this project together and I plan to start using a composing process such as this to help me get my ideas on paper before composing them into a paper or video. Also I found that by keeping detailed notes, I was able to walk away from the project when I got stressed out by it, and then go back and start back like I had never stopped.