Issue with Documentary with Changes

Looking back at the video Youtube it appears blurry and pixelated and I don’t understand why. I asked Danielle what format to export it out as and she said to do it as the same as before. So that’s what I did. I am going to re-export it out as other file formats and see which one is the best. I’ve tried Quicktime, AVI, and Mpeg4.

It is really stressing me out as it looks fine on the project timeline but when exported it changes.

Feedback from group member

I sent Danielle a draft of the documentary video. She wasn’t keen on the soundtrack we used and wanted some of the footage speeding up. I asked her what sound clip she thought would be more suitable and she sent me a link to download. I don’t particularly agree that, the soundtrack is better but as its a group project I will trust that she is correct.

We both agreed that the sound levels on the interview section is too low and doesn’t match the levels as everything else. I have audio gained it but when I went more it just sounded like Mickey Mouse so I command z it so it went back to the way it was. If we were to do this task again I would make sure we had better sound equipment but due to other students not returning equipment to stores, we didn’t have much choice and still had to move forward with the project.

Nearly Finalising the Editing

Between me and Danielle we have edited the full documentary together, we have looked at transitions and the brightness of each clip to make sure they follow on.

We both agreed we still need voice overs and PTC’s just to give it all context. I said to Danielle if she films them and sends me them I will add them to the timeline and clean them up.

I said I would look for relevant royalty free background soundclips and add that in to. Once, happy I will render and export and put onto YouTube and send Danielle the link to it.

Our deadline is the 11th so we have time if needed to go back and alter anything. By sending her the link she can then contact me if she deems anything not right or she thinks needs changing


Regretting my Good Idea

Oh my, the split screen and transitions seem to take me forever to do. It takes so much concentration and energy. I sort of regret suggesting it now but I am going to perceiver and get it done to the best of my ability.

Once, I had done a small amount I showed Danielle and asked her what she thought of it, she suggested a few things that could help to improve the transitions. For instance using a still image until the footage was in place then start the footage speaking.

Over the next 2 days, I want to have the split screens complete. I then need to look at editing the interview together. Danielle has offered to come down and give us a hand with the editing.

Building the Website

Sally originally set up the wix website for us but then it was for the group to add the content and play around with the look and feel of the content.

To be honest I feel like I have added all content to the website as no one else showed up to sessions and it just wasn’t getting done. I don’t want to fail because the other members of the group don’t care or do anything.

I used all the content off the group blog and placed them onto the site. Myself and Danielle spent time finding spring board content, then I added it all to the website. I also did the about page.

I don’t think its right that me and Danielle have been left to do it all. Danielle is setting up new social media pages and adding all the stories that are on the website, this is done through links so that audiences come to our website, here audience may look and spend more time on our website.