In the first few shots I tried to capture some footage of the WSU campus, highlighting shots of the primary buildings that pertain to my major and both minors as well as the cub because it is the central building for students and events.
The first frame starts with the Compton Union Building (CUB) then I cross-dissolve to Todd where my psychology classes were held to reference my minor in it. Following that is a cross-dissolve to the Murrow building referencing my major in Communication: Public Relations. I will have a shot of the Fine Arts building in my final to represent my second minor in art history.
I use a dip-to-black transition to the current house I’m living in here in Pullman. I use cross-dissolve to switch between shots of the upstairs where the bedrooms are, and the downstairs where the living room and kitchen are. I plan to capture more footage of the house when my four roommates are around, but with all of our busy schedules I wasn’t able to get them for my draft.
Another dip-to-black transitions to my boyfriend Ben’s house, where I spend the other half of my time. I use cross-dissolves again to switch from each frame showing different parts of his house. I have a shot of Ben and his roommate Jake playing video games in the living room, but I also plan to get his other roommates in some footage for the final as well (unfortunately the other three were out of town for the weekend).
My audio will be myself narrating the transitions between the campus, my house, and Ben’s house along with introducing the people that will be in the shots. I didn’t upload my audio to my draft because I need to get footage of my roommates and possibly some of my friends.
I will also be using an original song from Spencer Graham, one of Ben’s roommates and a friend of mine, for background music throughout the video. I am adding a clip of some of his music just as a sample of his music before I decide which song of his I will use. The music is not on my draft either because Spencer and I are deciding what I want to use as the theme for my video.
My draft is very “rough” right now, my computer crashed recently so using the lab has been rather inconvenient because I have to transfer video/audio/text, anything pertaining to my project, through flashdrives. I explained in my outline that I will add narration of the scene transitions – campus, my house, Bens’ house – as well as introduce people in the footage after I am able to get shots of my roommates and friends. I also mentioned in the outline I will be using an original song from Spencer Graham, a friend/roommate after I decide what I want to use. I am adding a clip of Spencer’s music to give a sample of his amazing musical abilities. I am also debating on whether or not I should include soundbites from any/everyone in the final video. I want to make my video more of a collage because “about me” seems to be most effectively shown as sort of a taste of meaningful places/people in my life as of right now so instead of trying to organize it, which will end up only making sense to me, I want to try to produce a splash of everything around me for the viewer. I have a lot more work to put in but with a new computer (I will have by Tuesday) I think I will be able to put a lot more time into it for better quality!