I have continued to stay on my creative project path of making an entertaining advertisement of sorts for Disney Plus. I am planning for the whole thing to be around 2 minutes or so, but it may be a tad longer given that Disney+ has endless content for me to choose from. Below is a screenshot of my current progress on iMovie. I have edited just short of 1 minute with audio from movie scenes (I’m planning on adding Disney music or maybe mashing songs together – still undecided). I am not a huge fan of what’s been edited so far, but you always judge harshest on yourself (meaning that the final product might be totally different from what you see here).
As you can see, I have content from Marvel Studios’ new television shows (just the title artwork), The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992), Cars (2006), Star Wars, and upcoming content from The World According to Jeff Goldblum and National Geographic’s Apollo: Missions to the Moon.
The main problem I had with working on this project was not finding the content, but finding a way to download/acquire the footage with good quality sound. I couldn’t achieve this on my Mac, so I went to my iPhone. I would screen record the content from YouTube because the TV app as well as the Netflix app won’t let you screen record (which is understandable with copyright issues). After screen recording the YouTube video on my iPhone, I would transfer it to my laptop, but the audio was missing because my Mac is smart enough to tell that it was copyrighted content from YouTube. So, I would put the screen recording from my iPhone onto iMovie on my iPhone, save it as something I made, export it to my Mac, and then I would have good quality videos for my iMovie on my Mac. It’s a long, tedious, and annoying process. (Screenshots below.)
Additionally, over the course of the semester, especially recently, I have been using the cable offered to Emory upperclassmen living on Clairmont and lemme tell you, the amount of Disney+ advertisements I have seen are insane! There’s so many (literally another trailer for The Mandalorian is on as I type)!! This makes it harder for me because I don’t want to copy anything that’s already out there, but I don’t want to be exactly like it either. I want my work to be an original take on what’s already out there (if that makes sense, and if not that’s okay because it makes sense in my head and that’s what counts).
Anyway, I really love watching Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and National Geographic content as “research” for my project. The amount of ways I can go about my entertainment project are endless and I love it. Once Tuesday, November 12th, rolls around, I will have access to Disney+ and stylistic content to use from there to further the advertisement aspect of my video.
Long story short, I’m about halfway done with mediocre results that I’m somewhat happy with, I am still looking for an easier process to get quality footage on my Mac’s iMovie, and I’m excited to finally have access to Disney+ soon!!