In the following post I will guide you through the process of designing, editing and creating a video about a film, or shows, overall plot. 1)The first thing that should be done in this assignment is selecting the story you want to discuss. I would suggest selecting a film/show you are extremely familiar with or one you’ve viewed recently as you’ll save time having to dig for information on key plot points. In my take on the assignment I decided to choose the film Big Daddy as I had seen the film many times and had previously watched it before doing the assignment.
2A)Once you’ve selected your story you then want to download a movie editor software. Depending on what computer you have will determine which software you can download. If money is of issue many of the sites for download offer free versions or free trials. For my project I used the free version of movavi video editor as it provided the tools and capabilities I needed for the assignment. Here’s a link to the site if you’re interested in downloading the software. Link Here.
2B)Once you have the video editing software of your choice downloaded you then should download an audio recording software as some of the video editing software doesn’t enable audio recording/editing. If the software you downloaded does have these capabilities then you can go ahead and skip to step 3, unless you want higher quality sound for your video. Just like the video editing software there are many different audio recording and editing software’s available online. The one I decided to install was the free audio software Audacity. Its a really easy to use software the allows you to record high quality audio and then filter the sound to your liking. A link to download Audacity can be found here.
3)After downloading the software your next step should be familiarizing yourself with the software. I know for me I didn’t give myslef the time to properly learn the in’s and out’s of the software which probably added to the time I spent on the assignment. The software I downloaded, Audacity and Movavi, each have tutorials available upon installing. Most other video and audio software’s also have tutorials available upon opening and running the software.
4)Once you have your software downloaded and you’ve become familiar with how to operate and use the software you then want to start the creative planning and organizing of your assignment. This is basically the step where you want to map out your video, highlight plot points, decide which visuals and scenes you want to incorporate, basically map out how the video will flow and play out. This is something that should be taken seriously as having a roadmap and an outline for an assignment like this helps you stay organized and on track.
5)Now is the step where you will gather clips or scenes from the film/show you have selected. You can either record the scenes yourself or you can elect to go with the option I chose which was using a free YouTube clip converter/downloader that allows you to download clips from YouTube videos which you can then use on whichever video software you elected to download. If you elect to go that route just make sure to credit the initial source of the video. Here is the site I used, y2mate, but there are several different sites you can use.
6)After you have the clips you want you can then upload them into your video editing software and align them in anyway you want. You can also add filters, distortion or edits to specific clips depending on what you’re doing. Once you’ve arranged the clips to your liking you then can add the audio file you record on your audio software, if you elected to go that route.
7)Once you’ve organized and arranged the clips and audio you can then save, export or upload your completed project.
Hopefully this tutorial helps you out with the assignment. Being that there are tons of video and audio editing software out there I wasn’t able to fully breakdown how to use each software being that each one is different. There are however many different tutorial videos on YouTube that breakdown more in-depth features of particular software’s. The intention of this tutorial is to give you a sort of checklist that helps you organize and map out the assignment. To see my take on the assignment and my finished version you can check out my blog post where I fully discuss my initial thoughts on the assignment. Blog post Link here.