For my final project I decided to film a video essay around beauty and body image. My story is about a girl who is struggling to feel beautiful and confident in her own skin. Throughout the video you see the girl looking into the mirror hoping to finally like what she sees. In the end of the video the mirror shatters. This is significant because I believe that it does not matter what you see looking back at you in the mirror. Society does it's very best to make people believe that looks matter. I wanted my video to portray that it does not matter what is on the outside. But it is true that many girls and boys do not like what they see when they look at their own reflection. People should care about this video because it shows that peoples reflection of themselves is not always what they want to see and many people deal with body image issues. I choose to use a poem about body image from a website called hellopoetry.com as the narration for my video. I felt that the poem I choose went well with the theme of my video and fit well with the footage I shot. I choose to film this video in the room of the girl in the video. I feel like body image is a problem many teens deal with, so filming it in a teenagers bedroom fit my theme. Overall I hope my video shows how people struggling with their reflection truly feel and give insight to others.
January Project- Using Final Cut Pro Hello, welcome to my first blog post. I am a student at Ladue High school and am enrolled in a Broadcast Technology 2 class. This month I learned how to use two new tools to better my Broadcast journalism. To begin, I learned how to use the cameras which were a big change compared to the mobile journalism of filming on my Iphone that I was used to. As well as using new equipment, I learned how to use the Final Cut Pro editing system. On Final Cut Pro I learned how to quickly and easily trim and edit my videos. I also learned how to add transitions, effects, and titles. I am looking forward to my year in this class and all of the great things I can produce with my new tools.