I recently won a year’s subscription to the pleasant pictures super sweet music library. This is a gem being placed in my lap so I need to take advantage and create…something.
I am going to make as many music videos this next 52 weeks (try for one a week)
This challenge is harder than I thought but I am enjoying the push. It’s uncomfortable to fit it all in but the juices are flowing. I am still not able to create the videos that are in my head (with sets, scripts, etc) and find that I need to make something happen quick but I am consistently creating something.
What I learned: To use the content I already have! I had these lovely shots from Melina at wild and bright photography but I hadn’t looked at them much. My home is my palette, my canvas, my happy place and now paired with a fabulous piece of music, I have something that I can look back on and share and I have more rooms to share!
How to Improve: I need to plan a day on a weekend and spend a chunk of time with the premier tutorials so I can take my editing to the next step but it’s fun to see my style emerge.
The whole purpose in starting up this project was to take the time to create and learn and experiment. I felt the week slipping by so I set a timer for 1 hour and wanted to choose, edit, and upload it all.
What I learned: I finished it but hit some snags trying to get it uploaded to IG. But out of all the tips, this one did the trick. I also learned to enjoy the process even if the video isn’t as snazzy as I wish it was.
How to Improve: Although I jimmy rigged a split screen situation here, I’d like to actually have the time to do it better and KEY FRAMES!!!!!
Music: Glitter Bomb by Pleasant Pictures Music Club
Shot on: iphonexr Post: Premiere
I listened to the music library and wanted something upbeat for my first video and I settled on “Splash” in the Feel Good playlist. I didn’t have much time to put the video together so I thought about what there was in the house that might make a cool subject and I went with my daughter’s lava lamp in time lapse. I was pleasantly surprised how fun it was and how perfectly the bubbles jiggled to the beat.
What I learned: I was having a hard time getting the video to load to instagram but of course it was a huge file and needed to re-size so thanks Matt for this helpful tutorial!
How to Improve: There is a lot I need to learn but I’d like to start by making sure I am using all the correct Premiere settings and follow best practices for how to set up and save videos since I am planning to make a few of these babies.
Music: Splash by Pleasant Pictures Music Club Shot on: iphonexr Post: Premiere