This was my real first solo project – first time planning all the shots, directing, shooting with Jon’s camera (not an easy feat on manual settings), and editing in Final Cut Pro.
After production (shooting), I didn’t touch it for almost a month. The talent performed well, my shots turned out almost the way I wanted them, but I didn’t know how to edit. The clips were trimmed and lined up, but they didn’t make short rods look exciting.
Then, my media teacher came, gave me basic tips, and the wheels started turning. My media production skills and confidence tripled within her one week visit. Our slow internet connection makes it almost impossible to search for background music, but somehow I lucked out and stumbled upon “Parametaphoriquement” by gmz. I plugged it in and it flowed. It’s really cool when the beat just perfectly matches a shot, like it’s meant to be.
It can always be better, but I’m pretty pleased with the final result. The only thing I didn’t get do in post-production was color correction, which will take more time to learn.
I’ve come a long way from “Pineapple” and “Javo Potter” :)
Thank you media teacher, Nicky, and Jon!
(The bird’s eye view was shot from Dr. Yang’s balcony :) )
White Crane Double Short Rods will taught at the: