To create our video in mobile journalism we will have to use iMovie to edit it, because of this we took this lesson to practice with some clips we took earlier in the week.
The first thing that we had to do was go to file and import the clips from our phones. After we did this the screen came up with this, when this screen came on we clicked on the clips that we wanted and then cut them by watching them, pressing ‘I’ for the in lip and then ‘O’ for the out clip.
This resulted in this;
After we had inserted all the clips and was happy how they were, we added transitions so that the bits in-between the clips weren’t too sharp and choppy. There were a range of different transitions so we watched and tested them all and then chose the ones that seemed to flow the best or look more professional.
The process throughout making this video was quite easy once we had practiced but we were faced with some issues. At one point the transitions were moving too quickly and it didn’t show them well enough, after looking into it we found that the clips they were transitioning from were too short, to overcome this we deleted the clips and inserted them again and it started to work well and smoothly. The transitions we used were Cross dissolve, Cross zoom and fade to white at the end.
Another issue we faced was the music, first of all it wouldn’t download because of the internet so we were put at a stand still but we quickly solved this by trying again and it downloaded straight away. Another thing that we didn’t like was how quickly the music ended, it was very abrupt. To solve this we used titles at the beginning and end and made the music fade out towards the end.