If Only It Were That Easy

Share the Knowledge

For my second assignment this week, I completed the Vintage Educational Video for five stars. I have seen many workplace instructional videos, which are very similar to the old educational videos, so the styling for this video was familiar.

Why this Knowledge is Important

It took me many years to learn how to properly hold a cat. After hundreds of bites and scratches from my mom’s and grandma’s cats, I finally began to understand how to make cats feel comfortable in my arms. When Meg and I got Dina, she was not a fan of being picked up or being placed in a lap. However, after two years of persistent use of my acquired cat-holding techniques, Dina enjoys being held and receives great pleasure from sitting on my lap. Dina has become so comfortable being held that my brother can pick her up upside-down without her minding; after building the trust with holding techniques, she allows us to hold her however. By employing the techniques used in this video, others can have friendlier, cuddlier cats as well.

Floor to Arm to Lap

How It All Came to Be

To create this video, I used iMovie, video recoded from my phone, and a background track from Free Music Archive.

I began by creating a new movie and inserting the video into my project from my Photos library.

To add the visual effect, I went to the clip filters and audio effects section in the browser, clicked on Clip Filter, and then selected the Silent Era filter.

I removed the original audio from the video by right-clicking the audio area of the clips and selecting Detach Audio, then selecting the audio, right-clicking, and selecting delete.

Next, I split the video into various chunks by moving the playback cursor and using Modify > Split Clip.

To insert my transitions, I went to Transitions and drag-and-dropped the transitions between the chunks of video.

To insert text, I went to Titles and drag-and-dropped the titles above the points in the video where I wanted them. Editing the text can then be done in the browser after double-clicking the title bubble.

To zoom in on parts of the video, I went to the cropping section in the browser and selected Crop to Fill, then dragged the box to the desired size.

Next, to add the music I drag-and-dropped the track from a Finder window into the timeline.

Finally, to put in the instructions I clicked the voice-over button, lined the cursor up with the point I wanted to record voice for, then pressed the record button to begin and again to stop. I had to try this a couple times to get it right.


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