The last project for COM210 is the video story. As with the audio project I love showing my audience what makes me happy. For this I took a few videos of my beef cattle. They bring the joy to my eyes. This passion is what drives many of us to ranch and provide for the world.
The first few shots I took were on the phone and were taken on the Palouse. I used my phone to get a shot of me talking and my calves moving. This continuous movement caused some problems with the sound and with the steadiness of the camera. I hope it gave a more personal feeling as if the audience was walking with me on that beautiful afternoon. I like the candid feel of the video story. The second shot was me roping my calves.
For some clarity I rodeo. I love it. I treat my calves and horses with the utmost respect and care. They eat better than I do and I will doctor them before I will doctor myself. What I show in the video is me roping the calf. I breakaway rope, which means my rope breaks off the horn, or at the hondu, when it comes tight around the calf’s neck. This allows the calf to never get choked. It is safe for both the horse and the calf.
And now back to my video. So after the shot of me roping I move to a shot of me in the mountains. I used a voice over to help with the transition in the story. I then transition into another part of the ranch where I am working a young cow dog on the cows. I am teaching the dog by positive affirmation to herd the cows smoothly and easily. I took these mountain videos on my phone and removed the sound from them. This way I can add music or more voice overs.
I have the ability to add more to this draft to make it flow better but my main goal is to show what makes my happy in life.
I am excited to receive feedback on how I can improve my video draft.
Frame 1 – Take a video shot with my calves and explain the topic of the video (Happiness). Explain what happiness means to me and why it relates to my calves.
Frame 2 – Video of me roping. It shows why I have my calves and how it is happiness to me.
Frame 3 – Video of the mountains with voice over of me talking about another part of happiness.
Frame 4 and 5 – Videos of my dog working my cows.