Hello, everyone! Here is my third video assignment, the Your Dream as a Movie Trailer assignment:
I decided to make a 30 second trailer about my childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer. I used clips I found from Pixabay and Pexels and edited them together in the video editing app on my computer; the music I used to score the trailer was also a preset tune in the app.
I tended to change my mind constantly, when it came to my dreams–at one point I wanted to be a fashion designer, a graphic novelist, a video game designer, a character designer, and probably so many more that I can’t remember, off the top of my head (it wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I decided that I really wanted to be an author)! I decided to make a trailer based on my dreams of becoming a fashion designer simply because I thought that it would make for more interesting visuals than, perhaps, a trailer based on my dream of becoming an author, which would mostly just consist of clips of people writing or reading. With fashion design, I could include clips of drawing, sewing, applying makeup, modeling, and so on.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to add in all of the things I wanted to add, such as models putting on makeup or women looking at clothes, in order to maintain the 30 second limit, for this assignment, but I feel like what I was able to use was sufficient enough to get the point across. It was also a bit tricky trying to trim the clips used to be just the right length that the video as a whole didn’t go over 30 seconds. Another thing I wanted to do but wasn’t able to was transitions between the clips and the text bumpers, but the app I had on my computer didn’t have transitions. Luckily, the app is able to automatically sync the video with the soundtrack (at least with the preset soundtracks) to make each shift from clip to text to clip more smooth.
I also added a filter over the clips in the video editor app, just to add a little something extra; the filter I used was called “Pearl,” and I picked it out of the others because of how much I really liked the subtle, pale, silvery quality of it. I think it adds a slight dream-like quality to the video.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!