Update

Currently working on a 3-D model and animation for the documentary.

Project Credits and Thank yous

The Link

Completed Pipe’s Personality
https://vimeo.com/94864716

Thanks

Filmed in conjunction with the Digital Media Studies Program in the School of Humanities and Human Sciences at The University of Houston – Clear Lake. Special Thanks to Michael Brims, Meisam Hashemi, Jack Moore, Robert Chambliss and Gabriel Bata.

Indebted to George and Michael at SG Price Pipe Organs, Rhonda Furr at Houston Baptist University, Ken Cowan and Daryl Robinson The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University,
Dr. Jerry Waite, organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A warm thank you to all the supporter, cheerleaders, naysayers and all those who had input and feedback.

I can’t forget my family and Mr. Time Bandit.

Reference for my project

Fredriksson, N., Unnerbäck, R. A., & Göteborg Organ Art Center. (2001). The organ in the Hökhuvud Church, Sweden. Göteborg: Göteborg Organ Art Center.

Williams, P. (1980). A new history of the organ from the Greeks to the present day. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Williams, C. F. A. (1916). The story of the organ. London: Walter Scott Pub. Co.

Shannon, J. R. (2009). Understanding the pipe organ: A guide for students, teachers and lovers of the instrument. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co.

Greene, R. C. (1982). The king of instruments. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.

Baker, D. (2003). The organ: A guide to its construction, history, usage and music. Princes Risborough: Shire.

Finished Documentary

Tying up loose ends..

I have more to report but getting horizontal is my main priority. I will fill in the details in the a.m. and have a link for you.

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My Project in the Premier Timeline Window

I finished editing. Rendering is another matter. Here’s the status. Yes, I does say 11 hours.

Encoder

Encoder

A Turn in Direction

I have been exploring the historical aspect of the pipe organ and have requested seven books from the School of Music Library. After receiving and review those books for content, I plan on going to the workshop and getting more B-roll.

I am also throwing around the idea of a narrator. I realize that this must be done carefully and with attention to detail.

Thanks for all the comments last week in class. They were very helpful. See you next week.

My Learning Curve

The Old Days…

I have not edited video in twenty years. A classmate asked me last semester, “What program did you use back then?” My professor and I laughed. I shyly said “None”. and continued to tell the younger student about Betamax tape and linear editing from machine to machine. This process was destructive and degenerated the quality every time an edit occurred. That did not make me feel old but just a little concerned about my learning curve.

Fast-Forward to the Present….

Since I have an Adobe Creative Cloud Account, I am using Premier Pro. I have finally gotten all my resources in my project file. Making sense of the workspace has taken a little longer than anticipated. This morning I made a trip to the library; and YES!; there still is a physical place and real books on the subject of this software. Realizing my limitations, I have found that just reading a chapter or two from a couple of books that I will be able to conquer these limitations and produce the best possible video that I can. Godspeed….

What I want to get out of Digital Storytelling…

Joy!!

I love to learn and this course is about learn while creating. I am ready to get after.

Intended Learning Outcome

As part of my of my semester proposal, I listed what I would like to set in my target for goals. I realize what I want will take work but I am up for the challenge.

I intend on becoming proficient in creative media production applications. I want to practice efficiently managing media assets and creating video effectively. Using music, spoken word, video, photographs and title screen to produce a digital story that I feel confident in sharing with the public.

  •  Outcome #1 To increase level of proficiency in the Adobe Creative Cloud video applications.
  • Outcome #2 To use effective media asset management skills.
  • Outcome #3 To create a workflow that follows a preproduction plan and schedule.
  • Outcome #4 Obtain the Adobe certification for Premier Pro CC.