Our topic is drug addiction, it's meant to explain the harmfulness in a type of story of drug addiction, and how easy it is to get addicted. It follows the main character going through these bad shifts in their life because they are addicted, which is something they start in the beginning of the video. I believe it's important to me and my partners because drug addiction (to methamphetamine) is worse in the Hawaiian Islands than it is in most of the US, a big amount of drug addiction otherwise is with kids as well.
I think our goal with this video is to show the viewer how it could be easy to get into something harmful to themselves if their friends or family are doing it, or if it comes around to them in some easy and seemingly harmless way. I think the video portrays also, what most drug addicts go through when they've gotten addicted, what things they've gone through.
Angela is our groups editor, she helped me film and figure out the problems in the script as we were working. Amine was our main actor, he acted in the majority of the video because it was centered around him. Tahca was our other actor and made the background music for the video. I did the script and most of the filming.
Audio levels in different clips can and should vary because when you're filming you can't always control what's going on in the background if you are in natural settings: wind, rain, other people not filming, trees, waves. Anything that makes sound can mess up the audio and when you put the videos into your computer to edit. Turning down the volume and fixing up the sound to make it all flow and make the natural sound sound good with the background music and video. To fix it you just have to listen and apply your ability to change it as needed.
I think the very beginning has the best sound and video quality, because it has the natural sound of rain in the background, the music starting to come in, and the dreary, cloudy sky in the background. I think it all just flows very nicely and since I do really like aesthetic things I think it just looks and sounds really good. But overall I think the video was the best part because it was just really well thought-out, a lot of work was put into it compared to the sound production.
I think our biggest problems were filming because our main actor had a hard time not smiling during scenes. We wasted a lot of precious time on filming and getting the right cut when we could've used it on editing and getting everything we needed and had more time to do everything. I think we did overcome it through trying to get him to be serious and focus on what we had to do. I think Angela and myself did a majority of the work being as how we pushed to get everything done on time, we filmed, edited and wrote the script. The most enjoyable part of this project was probably filming and editing, I'm not sure why but it was fun for me to work on this project.
conclude with a reflection of your critique results... explain why you agree or disagree with them. (6 sentence minimum)
I don't really agree with most of the negative results, because in reality our project was done a lot better compared to the majority of either class, there are definitely some good other videos but ours was done just as well. We weren't the best but we at least deserved better than any no's or amateur votes. We met all the requirements and did a very good job with executing the video, we didn't have a lot of time on editing the video so when it came to figuring out very MINOR editing problems we didn't notice them in the rush. Overall I think our group did an excellent job comparatively.
ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.