1. Give a brief summary of the assignment and the event you reported.
This assignment was to create a 2-4 minute video and edit it in Adobe Premier. It was supposed to give us experience in the editing process, interviewing, and organization. My partner and I decided to create a promotional video for the Chinese minor program here at the University of Wyoming. We chose this because my partner is taking some of the classes involved and really likes them. A promotional video for a good and useful program seemed like a good subject for our project.
2. What did you enjoy about the experience? What did you not enjoy?
I enjoyed learning about the Chinese program and talking with our interviewees. Aside from that, I really did not enjoy this project at all. The editing process, which took up most of our time, was incredibly frustrating and tedious. We had to learn how to use a complex and counter-intuitive program with little to no instruction in a very short amount of time. I do not like technology, social media, or anything to do with most of what we’ve been working on in class, but that’s just my personal opinion. This project was one of the most frustrating assignments I have ever worked on and I do not see myself ever using these skills. I definitely do not want to use Adobe Premier again. If I were hired as a communication specialist and asked to do a job like this again, I would tell my employers that I didn’t know anything about this process and delegate the task to a teenager.
3. What surprised you? What do you wish you could have done differently?
I was surprised how difficult the computer program was. Nothing seemed to make sense. The design process was easy enough; so was organizing our questions to our interviewees, but Adobe Premier was such a pain to try to navigate! I had to get my 19 year old roommate to figure out how to export it, because none of the google searches I did had anything helpful. I don’t know if I could have done anything differently…it was just an aggravating experience start to finish.
4. How do you see yourself using video in a future career?
I don’t ever see myself using video in the future. I hope I never have to. I’m sure a lot of people enjoy this kind of thing, and that’s great…I’ll leave all the video stuff to them, and I will get a job outside and never spend more than 1 hour at a time looking at a computer screen ever again.