13. 13 of these vlogs before I realized that I did not have to be in every single video portion. The fact that it took me that long to piece that together is a little discouraging, but we move onward!
I don’t think I’ve really talked about the visual aspects of these yet, and that’s mainly because I’m more comfortable elaborating on my creative choices when they have to do with writing. However I’ll take a crack at it! You know, sense it is my job and intended career path and whatever…
So, whenever I walk into a room, one of the first things I look at is the walls. There’s a method to it, a sweeping around the room to assess which ones catch my eyes the best and which ones deserve a deeper look. I tried to replicate this as best I can with the nearly 360 degree pan to catch all of my posters in one go. I believe this is the only video of mine with a cut in it as well. I’m extremely conservative when it comes to editing usually, the less cuts the better for me. Which is why my other videos never cut.
I promise it’s not just my laziness. All of the concepts that those cover are so, situational, that it just feels weird trying to cut them in any way. The difference of this piece is that it was attempting to replicate a real action, and that called for some extra film techniques. The fade was used as opposed to a hard cut mainly because it was smoother. Anything more extreme would just distract from the simplicity of the message, the action I was aiming to capture.
This was fun! I need to describe my shots more often; it feels very productive. But yeah, pretty simple stuff this time around.
Hope you all have a good week! Stay strong and stay healthy.
Jonah J. Sobczak