Hello world! Good morning! Saturday has came, means the workshop has came too. Tired. Yeah, because yesterday was our trip to Putrajaya. Still in sleepy mood but still I’m excited for this workshop so I’m wishing us ‘Have a Nice Day”.
I came a bit late to the class since I need to walk from college, yes, no bus on Saturday and Sunday. As I arrived, the workshop has already started. A lot of teachers were there. Dr. Rosseni, Mdm. Hazrati, Mr. Helmi, Mr. Yusuf and even Mr. Faisal. Since I’m a bit late so I’m kinda lost in the first part of the workshop especially when my computer in the lab was malfunction. I’m almost surrender untill one of the teachers came and helped me with the computer and the lesson.
So, on that day, we were learned some skills in using Adobe Photoshop. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Faisal. He taught us step by step in editing photo using Adobe Photoshop. I had used Adobe Photoshop before but it was very complicated, and I really hate when it comes to something complicated and difficult, so I surrender. But that day, I felt stress because I need to edit photos using Adobe Photoshop. T.T
As the first step, Mr. Faisal taught us to cut any subject from one photo (as in my case, I chose one penguin from three penguins) and copy it to another space (I’m not sure its real name). Then we need to erase some parts that not used in the pictures, make it clear and perfect. Then put some blur effect and finally we chose the background. The most important part in editing photo using Adobe Photoshop is layer. If we chose the wrong layer, our photos wont be beautiful as the way we hope for. Then we were given times to finish our first edited photos. Here is mine :
Cute right? 🙂 My penguin lost in Tulips Garden. I am choosing this background because this picture is actually mean something for me. Sometimes I am the penguin. I always lost. Not lost in mall or street, but lost in my journey of this life. Sometimes I’m lost between my group of friends and I guess 80% of us had face the same situation right? And it makes wondering, what is friends for? Okay, I already out of track. Back to business. I felt proud with my edited photo. I really really love it no matter if people thought its very amateur or what, I dont care because I love it. Of course it was amateur because it was my 1st ever edited photo using Adobe Photoshop.
While editing photo, Dr. Rosseni also asked us to edit our own banner to use in our blog as our header. Yes, stress again. During the meantime, we also had been given breakfast! Yummy! Kueh with hot tea. I love hot tea, addicted to it actually. Hot tea make me fresh and healthy. 🙂 So we went out to have our breakfast and went to the lab again to finish editing our banner. And the result (as you can see my header 😉 ):
Again, I love my banner! Haha. Everyone will love their own banner. But mine was special because it koala, an unique animal, not so many now in this world. Something special, thats what I try to say in my banner. Something special and difficult to find. Yes, I am sentimental person, always see underlying meaning in everything. 😉 Once the banner has done, the workshop with Mr. Faisal also done and be replaced by Mr. Helmi.
Mr. Helmi’s workshop was Post-production phase so he taught us about skills in video transfer, video editing, audio editing and finalizing our video. As for video transfer, there are three types of video tranfer depending on the type of video camera :
- Hard disc transfer
- Mini disc transfer
- Tape (miniDV) transfer
In video editing, there are three softwares that we can use :
- Windows Movie Maker
- Adobe Premier
- Final Cut Pro
Compare to all threes, I think the most easier to use is Windows Movie Maker :p What we going to do in video editing? The answer is :
- Arrange, change, add, cut and remove video clips
- Video effects on a video clip
- Video transitions between video clips
Once we have done with editing video, we need to think about the audio. Our audio must be suitable with our video so that we can convey the emotions of the video. There are few types of audio that we can use in our video :
- Music – to create mood, to control audience emotion
- Sound effects – used for impact (Audio usage)
Then, for the final part was finalizing our video. As for PC, we have .avi, .mov, .wmv, .Internet – .mp4, .flv, DVD – .dob, Mobile device – .3gp, m4v. After he had done with his lecture, he showed us Adobe Soundbooth cs4. Adobe Soundbooth CS4 is a software to edit sound. Using this software, we can upload our audio and edit it. We can cut our audio, change the note, and do a lot more with it. Sound easy right but for me, it was the most difficult part ever. EVER! Here is printscreen of Adobe Soundbooth CS4 (credit to Pei Si) :
And then, for the final lesson, he taught us how to use Windows Movie Maker. Yes, its the most easiest but it still difficult for me. Told you, I’m not good in technology. I even do not know how to use some functions in Microsoft Word, so you people can imagine now how bad am I when it comes to technology? Never mind then, so he taught us how to put effects, transitions, audio, subtitle, title and credit to our videos using Movie Maker. >.<
Then, finally, our workshop for Saturday has finally over! There were a LOTTTT of things that I have learned that day, and it was difficult too. But its okay, rainbow will come forward. Lets enjoy first for now! Yipeeeeee!