The assignment was to tell a journalism story by using video, audio, pictures. My partner and I chose to do a feature on the local Laramie Burlesque Troupe. We wanted them to explain their thoughts on burlesque and give an idea of what it is. Most everyone has a basic idea of what burlesque is, but the purpose of this project was to give a closer look at the art form. Performers explained what they got out of the experience and why burlesque was important to them. The difference between burlesque and stripping is briefly explored.
It was very interesting to learn a new program. Premiere Pro is a complicated program. It is very well equipped to create a video project; one can do a lot with it. It just was not easy to learn; what I mean is, the steps that must be taken to accomplish a task are not obvious. We had to consult YouTube “How To” videos several times in order to learn how something is done. For example, rotating clip, changing the volume and fading in or out, and altering the size of a clip. We also had trouble figuring out the right boxes to check when exporting the project. The members of the troupe were very helpful and gave a lot of interesting information for the project.
It surprised me how much time this project took. It can become very confusing when you get several layers of video and audio in the program. If I could have done something differently, I would have added more video to round out the story of the project.
I can definitely see how video could be useful in many different scenarios. One can create a video project to uniquely get across a message in an interesting way. Because not everyone has the knowledge of these programs, it is a definite plus to know how to use a program like Premiere. The class guest speakers pointed that out, and after having done a project myself I understand what they meant.