“I Drive” (A project to learn video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 & After Effect CC.)

My latest personal project. I am a school bus driver of 18 years. I needed a subject for my latest video project. The project was to create a video in Premiere Pro that would use many different scenes. The project would incorporate organizing all the clips into folder such as B roll, A roll, music tracks and photos ect… Another part of the project would be meeting a deadline as well as color grading and creating my own animated lower thirds graphics.

So as you can see this project covered several different things and I treated it as if it was a paid project. I used several different cameras, but most of it was shot on my phone with the use of the DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal.

In the end I’m happy with what I created. Sure I see all my mistakes that maybe others do not see and I’m ok with that, because that is how I will learn, after all that is the power of personal project, learning by doing.

As a photographer video editing was not a strong point of mine. Sure I could shoot short behind the scenes video and do a quick edit for social media, however I wanted this to be the next step up from that. In this video it was not so much about capturing at the correct lighting and ISO as it was more about putting content together to tell a story and the whole process of organization of the clips prior to editing. Needless to say there are many clips that did not make it into the final draft, but there again that was part of the sorting and organizing.  Either way in the end I feel I did learn from what I created. Now I’ll start planning the next video project. This project was perfect for this time of year, the weather is cold and miserable so by limiting the project to just me and very little dialog and I’m doing something I already do every day made things a lot easier.

So till next time… Thanks for reading and thanks for stopping by.

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