MA in Photography, Falmouth University, Module 3, Surfaces and Strategies, Week 2
Thinking about ways to promote one’s work is going to be an important stepping stone to success. My desire was to make a short movie, maximum 2 minutes long. This meant I would use software that I honestly had not touched before, that is iMovie. The app has been staring at me on my phone, iPad and laptop for a long time. Perhaps not surprisingly this presented me with a huge challenge. In summary, I aborted as I was not able to manipulate sound, make clips work in series and transition, find ways of doing a voice over and more. So, I made a pragmatic decision. I reverted to Keynote and inserted a 3 second movie clip (reduced down three times from two 15 second movies made on foot on 6th June) made from my iPhone this week in Birmingham as the intro. I then paired up all the images from my current portfolio to enable me to speak to more then one image per slide as I tapped through pages whilst recording my voiceover. The result is not up to the standard of my peers, but in my view I have made a best effort to produce something.
Here is my YouTube piece
I need to train in the use of software that I am not familiar with. The value of moving imagery is powerful to promote work and practice.