Last week was the first experience reporting as part of a team. Maredithe Meyer and I covered Marissa Lovell's speech about her experience with an eating disorder as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The task was to capture two stories with one camera. The video above is my angle on the event.
This video was built using Adobe Premiere. Learning the video editing software was an uphill struggle. After learning the basics, though, the piece came together. Correcting colors in the video was the most time-consuming part of the entire project because the indoor lighting made all of the shots darker. Also, the audio of the audience interviews needed editing to minimize background noise.
Completing this project showed the power of visual storytelling. It is one thing to write a summary of an event, but letting those involved tell the story directly to audience adds another layer to the experience. This raises two questions: What type of story works best for video? Or, which stories do not?
Watch Maredithe Meyer's angle on the event here.
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A chance to see the world from the perspective of a 6-foot-2, aspiring human rights journalist. Will include lessons learned and reflections.