Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Where do your shoes take you in a day? Tell a story using a video of only your shoes!

For my last assignment (4 stars) I decided to make a movie of everywhere I travelled in a day. This assignment caught my eye because I like to watch vlogs, which is basically a day on video. Mine was a more simplistic version of that including just my feet. The original assignment specifies shoes, but I was barefoot a lot of the time on the day I filmed and I decided that was just as good.

When I woke up we relaxed basically all morning and there wasn’t much footage of that. I started a puzzle, but quickly gave up on it. Then around one I headed out to the beach. I laid on the beach and read for about two and half hours, and was rudely interrupted by some guy who wanted to take our picture. I was actually shocked that he started talking to me because I was literally facedown in the sand reading a book. Rude.

Anyways, after the beach we went to the store for some pre-dinner appetizers. We came back and played a bunch of outdoor games like corn hole and Kan-Jam and had a nice happy hour. It was such a nice happy hour that we ate so much we didn’t have dinner until 9 pm.

Everyone had burgers and fruit, and then we hunkered down for the rest of the night and played games. We played truth or dare, Jenga, and lots of different card games. It was a very fun beach day, and luckily the only work I had to do was a daily create!

I created this video using iMovie. When iMovie is first opened, select create new > movie.

Select the my movie menu option and then import media.

Choose the files that will be included in the movie, the click import selected.

Drag and drop the imported files in the order you want them to appear to the lower section of the screen. To cut clips, move the playhead to where the cut should happen and select modify > split clip. That will split one clip into two, and then one can be deleted.

Once all the clips are in order, transitions can be added. A simple cross dissolve transition can be added by selecting the clip you want and clicking edit > add cross dissolve.

More complex transitions can be accessed by clicking transitions in the menu.

Once the video is done, it is time to add opening and closing credits. To do this select titles from the menu. Then choose an opening title you like. For the closing credits, choose scrolling credits.

I needed to cut the sound out of some of my clips, so I selected the clips individually and clicked modify > mute audio.

I then added background music. Go to audio > effects > theme music. Then click and drag whichever song you want onto the clips it should apply to.

To save the project go to file > share > file…

The last step is to upload the movie to Youtube. To do this, log into your Youtube account and click the upload button. Then select the movie and click upload. This may take a while! After it is done uploading select a thumbnail and click publish.

Then you are done!