Week 8 – Milestones: First video!

It’s nearing the end of the program now, but things have been busier than ever at the office. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my first post on the ODFW Marine Reserves Program website. Continuing on my communications roll, this week I was able to pull together all of my footage taken at Otter Rock and Cascade Head Marine Reserves and create a video on the diverse life found in Oregon’s tide pools. I had a blast just walking around and pointing the GoPro in every promising hole and at whatever little creatures caught my eye. Back in the video cave at work, learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro – an industry-leading video editing software program – and finally putting it all together was equally enjoyable and gratifying. While I’m still no Steven Spielberg (lots of Google searches and troubleshooting…), this experience has definitely piqued my interest in the field, and I’m looking to churn out one more video before I leave.

So without any further ado, here’s the final product.

P.S. The music is kind of corny, but I think it fits the theme (it’s grown on me, having listened to it an infinity number of times throughout the editing process).

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3 thoughts on “Week 8 – Milestones: First video!

  1. This is so exciting to see the finished product! I thought the playful music fit the tide pool ecosystem very well. My favorite part was the intro. Great job!

  2. Nice science communication piece, Edward! This is definitely a resume-booster and showcases your creative side, while raising awareness of OR’s MR organisms.

  3. Those are some great shots you have in that video – my person favorite was that vibrant nudibranch!

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