I thought I'd share with you my amazement and pride at my 17 year old daughter. While her old father struggles to come to terms with even the basic functionality of Premiere etc., she has been working on a project for media studies (don't laugh...) at school which she decided would be a mini-documentary on whether ethnic minorities are appropriately represented in soaps. I watched it at the weekend. She has:
a) captured appropriate segments from Corrie, Eastenders and Hollyoaks on VCR, and edited them
b) done vox pops on an aging analog camcorder - but, in the absence of a decent microphone, recorded the soundtrack separately on my digital camcorder using it just as a mic
c) superimposed graphs and charts
d) frozen frames
e) gone to monochrome for some sequences (think 'If'... )
f) recorded a commentary and edited it in
g) put together a sequence where the interviewee can be seen speaking, but the commentary continues - and then it ends at the perfect moment and she transfers audio to what the interviewee is saying
h) put the whole thing back out to VHS
The trouble with kids these days is a) they don't know what they can't do, and b) they'll try anything. A lesson for all of us, I guess...
Premiere Pro, Encore, Photoshop, Ulead VS6, WXP Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2GB, 2 x 250GB SATA3 drives, 2 x 250GB USB 2 external drive, DVD writer, GeForce 7300 GS 256MB
The biggest fool can ask questions that the wisest man cannot answer...