Hell everyone! If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you will know that I have gotten a new mentor. As it was our first time meeting, I didn’t record any of the conversation however I remember the parts of the conversation well.
We started by going to Mr. Udell’s room, where she showed me Adobe Premiere Pro. We spent a lot of this meeting wearing “white hats”. She showed me how to cut clips, change volumes, and render and export files. I then asked her about adding in additional files, as well as brightening files and adding music. She showed me how I would do that with this program.
I then put my green hat on, which allowed me to start thinking about videos that I would do in the future and things that I would want to do in those videos. This lead to my white hat me asking about colour filters, adding photos and adding text. She also taught me about locking files and showed me a couple different ways to split and cut clips.
Jess then moved over and I started editing my video, letting me put my newly learned skills to use and wore my green hat proudly. Jess mainly sat back and watched, being there only if I needed her. She helped me render my files as I couldn’t find the render button.
Reviewing the conversation as a whole, I think my black hat was always there, assisting my white hat and sorting information, the whole time.
My blue hat was working overtime, trying to figure out if I could wear multiple hats at once and prioritizing hats when I couldn’t.
I didn’t see my red and yellow hats a lot, if at all. Clearly my blue hat didn’t see them as a high priority or as having valuable input for my brain. Bossy blue hat!
I guess my yellow hat did get a little input. I think it mostly helped the black hat to find the value and importance of the information I was taking in.
During our next session, I need to remember to ask Jess about animations and transitions. I hope that I will be able to get Premiere Pro for myself and that I will be able to edit future videos with this program.
That’s all for this week. There will be a little video tomorrow talking about computer troubles and then I’m off to Cuba! There won’t be a video the following week, but I will try to get back on track ASAP!