Our topic is Mental Health. The message we want to spread is, that mental health is an important issue that should be dealt with, and that it matters just as much as physical health. Mental health is important to me because, I believe that people who are depressed or emotionally distressed should have more access to Mental help on this island. The Visual Statement project's goals were to have each team generate a small video regarding a certain social, personal, or legal issue in our local area. The project consists of an AV Log, which is where we writing our script and visuals. The video, must be 2:25-2:30 minutes long. My team consisted of Trinity- The Editor, Shaila- The Writer, Victor- The Support, and Myself- Camera Operator.
I've enjoyed learning about Final Cut Pro and some of it's tricks. Some examples are, shortcuts for blading, importing content, and sound production. It’s important to use FCPX libraries, events and projects properly so that you can stay organized and produce quality work. Audio levels can (and almost always do) vary for each clip depending on the place/person were filming. To correct them you can change the audio levels / decibels. I think that in our project displays higher audio - because the camera has a smaller viewfinder it was hard to always be sure that everything was as focused as it could be.
I'd say that our critique went overall, pretty well. There were somethings we could've improved on, such as blurriness of shots or simply having more time on the video. The video cutoff was at least 2 minutes, but our video was 1 minute and 50 seconds. My team got a 3 as an overall grade, saying that it was professional, and I would agree with these results. Our project had great potential, but small mistakes made it go down a bit in quality, so like I said, I'd agree with our results, and I'm happy and proud to say that our team got second place in terms of overall, best Visual Statement in our class.
ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.