Wrap Up Blog Post

  1. My favorite project in the semester was the Adobe Premiere Audio and Video Project. As a Communication major I intend to go into the field of Sports Broadcasting and this unit in particular was very informative and really made me understand the basic fundamental tools of how to construct an audio and video story. One of things that I quickly learned about video projects is that you want to have as many different camera and angle shots as possible. Typically you do not want to have one shot that goes longer then 5-10 seconds because the point of a video story is to have multiple shots. Also long shots can bore your audience.
  2. I learned a wide variety of skills in this course with creating a blog, which I did not have before this course so now I know how to create a blog if I need it for future classes or jobs. Other tools I learned are from Photoshop such as filters, cropping, and design qualities, from Illustrator stylize, path finder, and transform, from Audition, with audio recording and lastly from Premiere with the razor tool, transitions, and creating titles as well as creating a video story.
  3. I hope to take future classes on broadcasting in the form of both audio and video production. After when I graduate from WSU I hope to work in broadcasting in the field of sports. The skills that I learned in the Premiere section have been very useful because it provided me with the basic skills of video editing for broadcasting as well as a basic understand of Photoshop, Audition, and Illustrator. All of these tools are very useful in a world that is going virtual.
  4. I learned a wide variety of subject use in COM 210 with Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and Premiere. The only thing I would change is offer the course section in actual class sections with lectures. In other words have the class as an option of it being both online and attend lecture so people would have the option to ask the professor questions in person during class or right after class.
  5. I found the video story examples helpful because it gave me ideas on how to construct my video project.

Final Video Story Writeup

After seeing my classmates videos and getting their feedback towards my video and after working closely with my TA I made a lot of changes towards my final video product on sports broadcasting. First from my classmates, I was suggested four areas of improvement: 1. Add an intro on sports broadcasting. 2. Cut down and edit videos there are long shot durations of each video. 3. Put in transitions before each video clip. And finally, 4. At the very end of the video, put credits. After working on this video for about two weeks I have addressed all these areas of improvement to the best of my ability. In response to feedback number 1 I added an intro of a title of a rolling crawl of A day’s work in sports broadcasting, followed by another rolling title directed by Matthew Segal. I also added another title of At the Cougar baseball game so my audience knows what to expect, I did the same thing for the other 2 clips. My second clip was myself doing a KUGR broadcast with two other people so I added a title for that as well. My third clip was myself being interviewed by a friend on sports broadcasting and the cougar baseball game; I added a title for the beginning of that clip as well. I have titles for every clip so my audience knows what to expect. In response to feedback number 2 I cut down significantly on the durations of each shot in the video. In my rough draft I had somewhere between 8-11 shots and each of these shots were 30 seconds to 1 minute long. In my final video I have over 20 different shots. Many of these shots come from the Cougar baseball game alternating between showing the game and showing myself critiquing the game and cheering on the Cougars as well as the KUGR broadcast with alternating shots of Matthew Zimmer, Kyle Nishida, and myself. There are a couple of reasons as to why I did this, first you do not want to have shots that are longer then 5 seconds because you will lose your audience’s interest and your video will look boring. The point of having a video story is for the amount of different shots and camera angles that can be had in the video. The second reason why is because I need to add shots of myself at the game so the audience knows that I was physically at the game. In response to suggestion 3, I added transitions for the beginning of each video clip so the audience is aware that something new will be shown to them, for example when going from the Cougar baseball game to the KUGR studio I added a dip to white transition signaling to the audience that they are about see something new. I also added a dip to white transition for the different questions that are asked in my final clip of the story on being interviewed about sports broadcasting so the audience knows that a new question and response is being made. And finally in response to suggestion number 4 I added credits and not only myself directing the video, but also a special thanks to Bobby Hogle for helping out the video project and guest appearances by Kyle Nishida and Matthew Segal. I did this so my audience knows that I had a lot of help constructing the video and these were the people who helped me film the video. All of the shots that were taken were by a good friend of mine Bobby Hogle. Furthermore, I am happy about the final product of my video and can’t wait to hear what my classmates and teacher have to say about my final project in COM 210.

Video Story Board

Final Video Story on Sports Broadcasting Story Board

Shot 1:

Duration: 0-4 seconds.

Description: Text “A day’s work in sports broadcasting.

Audio: None.

 

Shot 2:

Duration: 5-9 seconds.

Description: Text “Directed by Matthew Segal.

Audio: None.

 

Shot 3:

Duration: 10-17 seconds.

Description: Text “At the Cougar baseball game.

Audio: None.

 

Shot 4:

Duration: 18-21 seconds.

Description: Dip to white, a long shot of the Cougar baseball game.

Audio: Cheering at the Cougar baseball game, crowd noise.

 

Shot 5:

Duration: 22-24 seconds.

Description: Close-up shot of myself.

Audio: Me cheering for the Cougs.

 

Shot 6:

Duration: 25-28 seconds.

Description: Long shot of the Cougar baseball field.

Audio: Crowd noise, me cheering for the Cougs.

 

Shot 7:

Duration: 29-32 seconds.

Description: Close-up shot of myself.

Audio: Me cheering for the Cougs. Crowd noise.

 

Shot 8: Duration: 33-36 seconds.

Description: Long shot of the Cougar baseball field.

Audio: Crowd cheering, music playing.

 

Shot 9:

Duration: 36-41 seconds.

Description: Close-up shot of myself.

Audio: Myself and Bobby commentating on the game.

 

 

Shot 10:

Duration: 42-45 seconds.

Description: Long shot of the Cougar baseball field.

Audio: Crowd cheering, music playing.

 

Shot 11:

Duration: 46-49 seconds.

Description: Close-up shot of myself putting on my hat backwards.

Audio: Crowd cheering, music playing.

 

Shot 12:

Duration: 50 seconds – 1:00 minute.

Description: Long shot of a WSU batter batting.

Audio: Bobby commentating, myself cheering, crowd noise.

 

Shot 13:

Duration: 1:01-1:05.

Description: Dip to white, text of “Doing a broadcast on a baseball game.” In the KUGR studio with Matthew Zimmer and Kyle Nishida.

Audio: Matthew talking about the Cougar baseball game.

 

Shot: 14

Duration: 1:06-1:12.

Description: Close-up shot of Matt from behind.

Audio: Matt talking about the game.

 

Shot 15:

Duration: 1:12-1:23.

Description: Medium shot of myself sitting next to Kyle.

Audio: Myself talking about the game along with Matt.

 

Shot 16:

Duration: 1:23-1:33.

Description: Close-up shot from behind of Matt.

Audio: Matt talking about the game.

 

Shot 17:

Duration: 1:33-1:45.

Description: Medium shot of myself sitting next to Kyle.

Audio: Myself talking about the game.

 

Shot 18:

Duration: 1:45-2:14.

Description: Dip to white, text of “Being interviewed about sports broadcasting.

Audio: Bobby asking me questions on the Cougar baseball game and sports broadcasting.

Shot 19:

Duration: 2:15-2:33.

Description: Dip to white, being interviewed about sports broadcasting.

Audio: Bobby asking me questions on the Cougar baseball game and sports broadcasting.

 

Shot 20:

Duration: 2:33-3:10.

Description: Dip to white, being interviewed about sports broadcasting.

Audio: Bobby asking me questions on the Cougar baseball game and sports broadcasting.

 

Shot 21:

Duration: 3:10-3:39.

Description: Credits, texts of “Directed by Matthew Segal, “Special thanks to Bobby Hogle for being cameraman, commentar, and interviewee. “Guest appearances by Kyle Nishida and Matthew Zimmer broadcasting at KUGR.

 

Shot 22:

Duration: 3:39-3:44.

Description: Text of “Thank you for watching!”

Audio: None.

 

Story ends at 3:44.

Final Video Story on Sports Broadcasting

Blog Writeup on Video Story

This video that I constructed took a lot of effort of which I did not do alone. I had a lot of help from friends in order to make this video possible. And to be honest I did not really use any Adobe Premiere tools other then the razor, which came in handy to cut and reorganize my three videos. This will change for the final. My raw video footage consisted of three videos: the Washington State Cougar baseball game against Stanford, a broadcast segment from my weekly radio show that I put on with three other guys, Matthew Zimmer, Kyle Nishida, and Justin Rice talking about the game, as well as an interview of myself talking about the game and broadcast. All three of these videos totaled to about 14 minutes. I had to significantly cut down the videos especially the broadcast which was about 10 minutes long and that’s just one video. The first video in the story is me and a friend of mine (Bobby Hogle who was responsible for filming all three of the videos hats off to him) at the Cougar baseball game filming live game footage of one of the Washington State batters with myself and Bobby commentating on the game. When watching the video the camera angle is a long shot from the stands of the batter. The camera does not move or film anything else, this is because the game is focused on the batter and therefore the camera should be focused on what is happening in the game and in this scene which is roughly 30 seconds is the batter and of course like any other sporting event the crowd is cheering and people are walking by. The second video is myself, Matthew Zimmer, and Justin Rice recapping the game and giving our analysis of it. You’ll notice that whoever is talking has the camera pointed towards them. For example if I am talking the camera is pointed to me if Matthew Zimmer is talking the camera is pointed at him. Unlike the baseball scene where the camera took a still shot the shots taken in the broadcast scene move from myself and Matthew Zimmer because we are doing the majority of the talking while Justin and Kyle are listening. The last video I have is Bobby interviewing me on the Cougar baseball game and on broadcasting. The purpose of this video is to tell listeners why it is important for broadcasters to go to the game before talking about it on the show. This last video uses some of the camera aspects that both the baseball and broadcast video have. The interview video is a still shot like the baseball video but it is a close-up shot and a shot of myself talking which is featured in the broadcast video. Furthermore, the point of this video is to tie broadcasting as a whole. Think of it as a pattern, a broadcaster goes to the game, then talks about it on-air, and is then interviewed about it. You could essentially say this is a day’s work for a broadcaster. I am curious to see what my peers think.

Video Story Storyboard

COM 210 Video Storyboard

Shot 1:

Time: 0-32 seconds

Video/Photo:

Long shot from the stands of a Washington State batter.

Audio: Commentary on the game with a friend (Bobby Hogle who was shooting the shot), people in the crowd cheering.

 

Shot 2:

Time: 0:33-0:46 seconds.

Video/Photo: Shot of myself and Kyle Nishida doing a broadcast on the Cougar baseball game.

Audio: Matthew Zimmer is recapping the Cougar baseball game.

 

Shot 3:

Time: 0:47-0:57 seconds.

Video/Photo: Close-up shot from behind of Matthew Zimmer discussing the Cougar baseball game.

Audio: Matthew Zimmer talking about the game.

 

Shot 4:

Time: 0:57-0:59 seconds.

Video/Photo: A medium shot of myself and Kyle on our laptop preparing for the broadcast.

Audio: Matthew Zimmer talking about the game.

 

Shot 5:

Time: 1:00-1:15.

Video/Photo: A close-up shot from behind of Matthew Zimmer talking about the game.

Audio: Matthew Zimmer talking about the game.

 

Shot 6:

Time: 1:17-2:08.

Photo/Video: A medium shot of myself talking about the Cougar baseball game with Matthew Zimmer while Kyle is listening.

Audio: Myself and Matt discussing the game.

 

Shot 7:

Time: 2:09-2:17.

Video/Photo: A close-up shot from behind of Matthew Zimmer discussing the game.

Audio: Matthew Zimmer talking about the game.

 

Shot 8:

Time: 2:18-3:48.

Video/Photo: A close-up interview of myself being asked questions on the Cougar baseball game and performing for a broadcast after the game. Bobby Hogle is interviewing me.

Audio: Bobby asking the questions and me answering them.

 

Video Story on Sports Broadcasting

 

Video Tutorials for Adobe Audition

Raw Video on Sports Broadcasting

Final Audio Story on Sports Broadcasting

After listening to my classmates stories and observing how they orchestrated their stories along with their comments and my TA’s comments towards my story, I added some changes towards my story in response to their comments. The most notable change comes at the very beginning of the story before my introduction, you hear clapping, instruments, and screaming. This was when I was at a Washington State basketball game against Pittsburgh, I took a video of it on my Iphone last year, my freshman year. Originally I wanted to use a Sports Center Theme song or The Monday Night Football Theme Song, but due to copyright laws I would not be allowed to use either one. So I decided to be more unique and use sports sounds from a WSU Cougar sporting event as my sports sound and I think its fitting because its on WSU. Some other changes that I made in response to my TA and classmates comments included raising the volume on the voices of Justin, Kyle, and Matt. I also got rid of the umms and other filler words in the story that came from myself when asking the questions, Justin, Kyle, and Matt when they were speaking. I also did some cleaning up in the introduction by not having long pauses as well as getting rid of the click noise from laptop. Another comment that my classmates gave me was making the interviews more smooth including with the transition from one interview to the next. I fixed this by making Justin’s interview transition to Kyle’s interview more smooth by not having as long of a pause as well as the transition from Kyle’s to Matt’s interview by not having as long of a pause in between the transition. Furthermore, due to the helpful comments that I got from my TA and classmates I believe my story is a lot stronger and can’t wait to hear what everyone else thinks.

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