VIDEO EDITING

My knowledge of video editing may be limited as I was never actually interested in doing something like this, all that I know now started in the first year at uni. The lecturers introduced us to Premiere which is a software made by Adobe, specifically for video editing. I have to tell you that my mind was blown when they began explaining all the possibilities Premiere has to offer and how easily you can get creative with your work. Of course that I was bad at it, like really, really bad. But instead of giving up I continued to learn the software at home from Youtube tutorials. Never give up! I’m joking, I didn’t have a choice, the assignment was to specifically create something using this software.

Cunostintele mele in materie de editare video sunt destul de limitate deoarece niciodata nu am fost cu adevarat interesata de asa ceva. Tot ce stiu acum a inceput odata cu primul an de facultate, evoluand treptat. Profesorii ne-au prezentat programul Premiere ce apartine de Adobe, facut special pentru editare video. Vreau sa va spun ca am fost placut surprinsa de toate optiunile si posibilitatile pe care le ofera si cat de usor este sa devii creativ cu proiectele tale si sa experimentezi. Dar bineinteles ca eu eram 0, nu stiam absolut nimic insa am decis sa continui sa lucrez si sa inat din tutoriale de pe Youtube. Nu renunta niciodata! Glumesc, de fapt nu aveam incotro, era obligatoriu sa facem o lucrare scurta folosint acest soft.

I finally got to made this super lame video out of the images provided in class and I honestly can’t remember what it looked like or what it was about. Yes, it was that lame. But still, something changed, my fear disappeared once I got to understand the program, which trust me it’s not hard at all, and my curiosity for video editing increased considerably. For another module we had back then, we had to make a two minutes video, encouraged to get creative and discover more of the possibilities Premier has to offer. Now I was really excited because I managed to create this project out of scratch where a video was more or less a must.

In cele din urma am reusit sa fac un clip scurt dar foarte patetic pe baza imaginilor ce ne-au fost date in clasa. Sincer sa va spun nici macar nu mai tin minte despre ce era vorba sau cum arata. Adica da, atat de jalnic era. Dar chiar si asa, ceva se schimbase, frica mea a inceput sa dispara odata cu intelegerea programului, si credeti-ma nu este chiar atat de greu precum am crezut initial. Pentru un alt modul din acea perioada am avut ca si examen, printre altele, sa facem un video de la 0 care sa se muleze cu tema noastra finala si sa aiba nici mai mult nici mai putin de 2 minute. Am fost incurajati inca de la inceput sa fim creativi si sa descoperim ce are Premiere de oferit. Am inceput sa ma entuziasmez si mai tare in momentul in care proiectul meu incepuse ca capete contur, reusind sa incorporez partea video, sa aiba sens si sa se lege de tema mea.


Even though I don’t feel the same about it now, because in the beginning I was really excited about it, it is still something worth sharing to show you what I managed to do for the first time using the Adobe software. I needed to incorporate my images in it, something close or perhaps more than 200, and the rest of the clips were downloaded from free archives websites. My project was about pollution, a mix of technology, prevention and pollution, to be more specific. It got me a first, which is the maximum grade in the UK system, so the concept and everything I made prove to be good in the end.

Desi in momentul de fata nu mai vad proiectul ca fiind unul stralucit, tot sunt de parere ca merita sa il impartasesc cu voi si sa vedeti ce am reusit sa fac pentru prima oara si intr-un timp foarte scurt cu programul de la Adobe. Aveam undeva in jur de 200 de imagini ce imi apartineau sau poate mai mult, iar restul video-ului a fost compus din clipuri fara copyright ce se gasesc online. Proiectul a fost despre poluare, un mix intre prevenire a poluarii si tehnologie scifi, ca sa fiu mai explicita. Mi-a adus un first, un locul intai sau un 10 ar veni la noi, aceasta fiind nota maxima in sistemul din UK. Deci, in concluzie, am facut o treaba destul de buna.

First example