For 4.5 stars this week, I completed the Mini Documentary assignment, and used it as a way to get a better glimpse into the life of my host character, Sally Slaughterhouse. It kind of acts like a trailer for a longer film, if I were to actually create an entire film about Sally.
To create this short film, I recorded Sally speaking, and also took some photos around campus that would look like no one was around. It was difficult to get shots where there were no people, but I eventually did it! I then used Movie Maker to put the photos and videos together. I added some transitions, beginning and end titles, and some panning action on the still frames. I also used a website called incompetech.com to find some royalty free music to add to the background. The music I used is called “Wounded” by Kevin MacLeod.
Overall, I think this is a decent piece of work for me, considering that I started completely from scratch! The audio quality could have been a little bit clearer, but unless you are using lapel mics or any other mic, you will end up with some white noise in thrown in there as well. After a while, hearing the same music over and over again as I was editing got kind of annoying, but I thought it added a great emotion to my documentary! Enjoy!