When editing my performance rough cut I learnt many new skills as I began to understand Premiere Pro in a much better way. Some of the new skills that I learnt may have been:

  1. Adding more tracks – Adding tracks within editing was a very useful skill for me to have learnt. This was because it allowed me to understand where I had moved specific clips to in order for me to keep my editing a lot neater. As well as this it means that the editing was a lot more manageable and easily laid out for me to edit my video in the most effective and time efficient was as possible
  2. Labeling folders within Premiere Pro – This skill was particularly useful for me as it meant that I was able to keep my work space nice and neat. As well as this it meant that I would be able to  find the clips from the various different shoots with ease as they would have all been previously labeled and stored in a safe place.
  3. Drag Video Only – This skill was extremely useful to have learnt. This skill allowed me to drag only video clips, without sound onto the tracks. This was useful as it meant that I did not have  to spend a lot of time editing the sound out of the tracks as it was already done for me, meaning my editing could be very time efficient.
  4. List View – The use of this skill was very important as it meant that I could see certain clips that I had renamed. For example if I wanted to find an important clip and I had named it, it meant that it would allow me to find that clip as its name would stand out from the rest of the clips.

What went well?

  • I think that the neatness of the work space meant that I was able to maximize my editing ability which made me become more time efficient.
  • The use of labeling the clips meant that we didn’t have to spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to find the perfect clips as we already knew where they were, also allowing for us to be more productive and time efficient with our editing.
  • I think that the use of the razor tool and cutting the clips down to make them shorter and link in with the music worked very well and was very effective in making the music video look very professional.

Better if?

  • I was better at using effects and filters to allow a variety of different shades and tinges within the clips, to add to the eeriness of the narrative and genre.
  • I was better at syncing the clip to the sound to allow the video to look more realistic, and add a professional vibe to it.
  • I was able to understand how to enhance the light in order to make some of the clips brighter, so that there was better exposure on the main singer, making it easier to see them clearly.