This post has been 3 months in the making, but it's finally here. Back in May I tagged along with the wonderful Abby Ott, who was doing a project involving a fashion shoot. We sort of have a partnership in this type of thing. We have done a few shoots together in the past few years; she helps me and I help her. (Previous shoot)
Abby asked if I would be willing to sharpen my video skills on her project, and I happily agreed. I have only experimented with video a few times, but I love it! I am planning on practicing a lot more in the near future, especially since I'm shooting footage for a wedding video in January. But without further...rambling...here's the behind the scenes video I shot for Blooming Variety:
This video was quite a learning process for me. I couldn't do what I wanted to do with my safety net, imovie, so I had to transition to Final Cut Express. It was so great learning how to use the program! I will definitely be using it more in future projects because you can do so much more with it. I would also like to showcase Abby's talent. Here are just a few of the images she took for her project. She shot all film, and I'm super impressed with the results.
I took an interest in Abby's photography when she was just starting out in one of our classes at Union. I think it may have been her freshman or sophomore year? I can't remember...I'm so old. Anyway, I still remember the project we were working on when I thought "hey, this girl's pretty good." It was supposed to mimic a shoot that would appear in a magazine, and she took pictures in this store in Nashville. I loved all the details she got and the way she used the light. It's been amazing to see this budding young photographer grow and advance in her skills. I can't wait to see what she does with her photography after she graduates next year!
I'd love hear your feedback on the video, if you have some critique for me. I haven't had a good old fashioned critique since graphic design 4! I hope you all enjoyed it. It was a really fun project and I feel like I learned a lot through the process. Thanks, Abby, for working with me. Let's start planning our next collaboration :)