Throughout this process, I have learned a lot about myself and my interests regarding cinematography. I had always admired watching movies and youtube videos with super cinematic shots, specifically the use of LUTs and color grading from apps like Premiere Pro. Because I am taking film next year at Freestyle, I thought it would be smart to practice using Premiere in order to gain a comfortability that would be useful for my endeavors next year.
By using masks and making sure i got my beginning footage correct, I realized how easy it was to take an okay shot and make it look incredible. Everyone I showed told me that the edited clip looked so real and that they wanted to learn how to do it as well. As visual effects is something that I am very interested in and just beginning to explore, I felt that this project taught me that anything is possible to achieve when you set your mind to it. I probably watched over a few hours of youtube videos looking for tutorials about how to make mask effects.
Once I started playing around in Premiere, I noticed that it was easy to manipulate masks in order to completely change the effect of the clip. For example, in my one edited clip of the car driving over me, I used masks to make it look like the car was on top of me, when it was really two different shots. I personally did not know the capabilities I had when it came to effects, but now I know for sure I will use my skills in the future to achieve my satisfaction in Visual Effects.