The Assignment

The class was split into pairs to take turns recording and interviewing each other. My partner was my classmate Michaela. The video below is of me interviewing her. These were the questions I asked:

  1. What is your favorite design program?
  2. You just won the lottery. What’s the first thing you buy?
  3. If you could switch places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
  4. Sweet tooth or salty tooth?
  5. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
  6. What is your favorite TV show right now?
  7. What is the most used app on your phone?
  8. How long do you think you can go without the internet?
  9. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  10. How do you relax after a stressful work day?

Shooting the video was a struggle. The video I used for this project is actually from our second shoot together. We were both very nervous and reluctant to be on camera, and that showed in our first takes. We also didn’t know each other before we were assigned to work together, which made the interview process even less comfortable. Even in the second video there were a lot of awkward silences and moments of me stumbling over questions that had to be cut out. However, we pulled through and we each got our interviews done without too much of an issue. It turned out to be a fun experience after our initial nerves died down. 

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any work with video, and I’ve never used Adobe Premiere before, so putting this video together was a bit of a challenge at first. Knowing how and what to cut out was the most difficult part. I would either cut a clip of Michaela off mid-sentence, or not cut enough out and be left with dead space. Figuring out how to add text and other details to the video was confusing in the beginning too, but it became fun as I got used to the program. All in all, this was an interesting project and I would like to do more work with video in the future.

Jasmyn/Michaela Interview