Throughout this module i have gained new skills and also taught myself a few lessons. I have stuck to my first statement of intent and carried on to develop my skills in video portraiture. Instead of staying at one point with my idea i have tried to develop my idea and i feel i have been successful.
I have learnt many new techniques with using my camera as a HD video recorder, and feel more comfortable using my camera than before. I had to always use a tripos with it to prevent from camera shake, when videoing or even taking photographs. The recording on the camera is really quite good, however, because i was recording in a church it became very noisy in the background with a hiss throughout all the recordings.
This wasn’t a problem in the end as i edited it down and used the Noise removal tab in Audacity. I made myself learn how to use this program and every time i used it i learnt something new, which i think was vital for my work to be able to grow throughout this project. Removing the background hissing and noises helped my audio to become clearer and easier to listen to.
Putting the newly edited audio and my video together at first was a challenge but learning how to use i Movie really helped. It taught me different techniques to use with my video whether it was overlapping audio or trimming and lining up video with my audio recordings.
p10 has defiantly helped me grow with my work and develop my Video Portraiture which i feel is unique to myself to become better. I hope i can carry on this work in Video Portraiture and make it even better. I enjoyed this project and enjoyed getting to know Francis and his story. Although it was a bit hard at times i made my self go for it and in the end it seems to have paid off. I need to understand that not coming in doesn’t help a project at all, and i do regret not coming in before christmas for tutorials and lessons in which could of helped me further and enveloped my work a lot more. On the other hand i feel good that i have completed this work and am happy with the end result!