My First Video Assignment…Here We Go!

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Title: Movie Scenes That Changed Our Lives

Description: For this assignment I was asked to select scenes from 3-5 movies. These scenes were supposed to represent scenes that changed mu life or made some sort of dramatic, traumatic, lasting, or emotional impact on me. After selecting the scenes, I was asked to create a video that shows the scenes and includes audio/video of me describing what it is about the scene that made a significant impact on me.

Inspiration: When I first read the description of this assignment I was immediately drawn to it. I felt that it would not only be interesting to do, but that it would remind me of those critical times in my life where a movie has really impacted me in a way that I never expected it to. The top five movies that I picked where A Time to Kill, The Pursuit of Happiness, and The Help. The Pursuit of Happiness made me think of my mom and how much she has sacrificed for me. It also inspires me to go out there and achieve my goals and dreams. A Time to Kill and The Help are constant reminder to me of how my ancestors have been treated in America. They also remind me everyday to push myself because I am part of a generation that has a choice now.

Process: First, I went on Youtube and a scene from each movie that captured the emotions that I wanted to convey in my video project. I then downloaded the videos to my computer using a program that I downloaded offline. Here is a link to the program:


I then put the videos into Windows Movie Maker. I added a title scene, a caption scene before each movie clip, and then a credit block at the end. For each movie scene I added the page curl animation to introduce the movie scene.

Previous Example: Here are the links of two previous examples of this assignment. Out of the two examples I felt that the first one definitely got the message of this assignment across more. The second assignment, even though it told a story about that person’s childhood, did not come across as something that was life changing. It was more about the reminiscing on movies that they watched during their childhood. The first example, not only involves more emotions, but I was able to relate to it way more than the second one.

Example 1

Example 2

My Video:

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