Video Essay

Titus (1999)

Video Week is hell.

I don’t know how else to describe it.  So far, video week is hell.  This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching and trying to figure out which movie I wanted to use and 7 of which were used in trying to figure out how to download and use all the applications.  I finally ended up going with a movie that I own, Titus.  I had started this earlier this week, and I’ve been going at it today since 8am.  Being a novice at this, every single edit is taking a ridiculously long time.  Then there is my ever-present (and annoying) perfectionism.  Here I am again at 3am, writing this blog post.  After all that, the video still is not perfect.  But I’m making the executive decision to call it “done.”


…but that was last night.  Today is a new day, and every time I review the video, I have the urge to change something.   I do have two exams to study for, and I’m having a hard time focusing on them, because all I can think about is how I can make this video just a little bit better.

So far, I’ve uploaded 4 different versions of it.  At this rate, I will never get any other video assignments done, let alone all the work from other classes that I’ve been neglecting.  But here’s my view: Better to do one thing well than to do ten things half-assed.  And that’s my final answer.  But seriously, I think I am finally walking away from this one.  Honest. 🙂

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7 Responses to Video Essay

  1. linda says:

    Yes, I took the audio from the opening of the movie and layered it over the clips that I selected. Good luck with your project! 🙂

  2. taniesha says:

    HI good morning you did a great job. I am about to start mines and have no clue what to do . the audio of you work was it from the movie that was showing .

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  4. linda says:

    If you click on the little icon at the top left corner of the box, it will take you to the site where you can get the embed code you can insert into your text widget. 🙂

  5. linda says:

    Thank you, Feng!! It was hard but I realized I really enjoy editing. 🙂

  6. Eva Jones says:

    wow! I agree the bath house sean that you showed it nicly done! I have never seen Titus but i really want to now! btws the fish on your profile are soo cool how did you do that?? great job on the video however!

  7. Feng Chen says:

    40 HOURS?!!???! Holy… I don’t think I even worked 40 hours on my toy story 3 return of silent era video. Your video analysis sounds very legit, like it came from a real video commentary/analysis.. seriously. You’ve done an excellent job, Linda. I can’t say that enough.