I edited Spring on my own and it proves to be a very good exercise as it forced me to recall features that I’ve forgotten, which lead me to google “how to add text in final cut pro”. However, Alene and Ruth also have their own edited version of the footage Coffee For One. Watching both of this finished product proves just how different an impression it can give an audience simply by rearranging and picking bits of footage from that one same pool of footage. Also, music does make an impact in guiding how the audience should feel, or rather how the editor wants the audience to feel. It also shows how subjective editing can be, basically, a different editor would give a different outcome.
I was going after a slow-paced film that will nudge audience to just sit back, relax and be in awe of the littlest things we see in uni which we might find meaningless. But with the compilation of these varied footages i.e. the water fountain, people drinking coffee, crowds chatting, etc. and with the addition of music and simple video transitions, the finish product was just not something I had in mind. To be honest, I didn’t even know what to expect. All we that we were on the lookout when filming in the vicinity of uni was to spot things that would be relatable to spring, i.e. people relaxing and then it all comes down to the post-production process to make the footage tell a story. But with a little passion and some time, you’d be surprise what your outcome will be!