This video is a rough draft, and I assure you it will be taken off of my YouTube after this class is over, or at least set to private. I don’t like to post unfinished videos on my YouTube channel. haha.
For this video, I wanted to do something outdoors, as my last subject was more about city life. So, I chose a day trip to hike Rattlesnake Ledge in North Bend, Washington. In terms of inspiration, I have a few friends who are bloggers or work for outdoors companies, and I tried to make videos in a similar style, as I really enjoyed theirs. I had never hiked this place before, so it was something fun and new for me as well.
After making a list of clips that I new I wanted (such as the top of the lookout), we hopped in the car and began shooting. My boyfriend Shane was helpful at getting some of the shots of me driving, because filming and driving is bad.
In summary, here is the process of what I did on Premiere to create this video:
- Film the clips, and download them into my imports folder in my larger project folder
- Open Premiere and import my video clips and pictures
- Begin to drag my clips into chronological order on my timeline. This spanned out to be at least 10-11 minutes of footage, so I had some cutting to do.
- While I used the selection tool to trim clips to only a few seconds, I trimmed them a little longer than usual because…
- I then went to the tools panel and used the handy-dandy rate stretch tool to compress my clips and speed them up. This allowed me to cover more distance with my travelling clips (such as driving and walking) in a shorter amount of time. After all, if you’re filming a hike, you better at least show some of the hike.
- Next, I went to the top of the screen and clicked titles, and added titles to where I found appropriate in order to keep the story moving.
- Next, I added in my audio, that is licensed for remix and can be found here: click me
- I then uploaded my video using the H.264 format, as I do with all of my YouTube videos, and made sure it used maximum render quality.
- I still need to add transitions, edit the titles some, and work on the volume fading in and out. But design is a process, and I could only look at the same video for so long without going crazy. (:
Thanks for the read! The final draft of this video should be up next week.