Extended Reality, My Very First Edited Video

I chose to critically and creatively look at the topic of extended reality. I really wanted to use this video to share a small insight into what VR & AR is, share some examples all whilst having a go at editing my first video.  

I started by collecting my thoughts on the topic and then heading to the Deakin Library page to search for a scholarly source. I’m not going to lie, this is a tough task and even though I have attempted it many times in multiple units I still don’t get it! I went back to the drawing board and found the source from Adam’s study notes from Week 5. It’s definitely worth a read.  

Evans, L 2019, ‘Immersion, or the Unique Selling Point of VR’, in The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality, Routledge, New York, pp. 49-66”

I knew my next tasks were going to be finding Creative Commons license images, music and of course writing my script. After hearing Kate Lentini & Adam Brown harp on about Creative Commons and reading the ‘Copywrite matters Blog I knew this was very, very important. I sat down at my desk and split my script into each of the topics I wanted to talk about and challenged myself to write each section before I was allowed to have dinner. Lets just say 2 hours later I was very hungry, but the first draft was written. 

“PW – Pokemon Go” by vastateparksstaff CC-BY-2.0
“pokemon go” by Paintimpact CC-BY-2.0
“Home Made Augmented Reality” by T. Geersing CC-BY-2.0
“Virtual Reality mit Playstation VR” by wuestenigel CC-BY-2.0
“Space Shuttle Endeavour 360° VR Panorama” by jurvetson CC-BY-2.0
Edited in Canva by Phillip Bottomer Links below

The biggest challenge of this entire assignment was honestly waiting for my new computer to arrive! I decided that an upgrade of my tech systems at home was required to be able to even get a half decent grade in this unit. 

I spent a whole day recording all of the footage I thought I needed and uploaded it to my computer. 3 days later, now I’m ready to begin the process of my very first edited video. 

‘Getting way to into Digital Media’ – Photo taken & created in Canva by Phillip Bottomer

So while i sat by the window day after day waiting for the postman to come with a large box containing my brand spanking whiz-bang computer, I began, the painful, frustrating and hair pulling task of editing my video, and for those of you who have seen me, I don’t have much hair left to pull out. Then one rainy, miserable afternoon, I saw a big blue truck arrive out the front, I jumped higher than an olympic high jumper and ran out in the rain to get the computer. Set it all up and it was a dream come true. 

‘New Alienware Aurora R12’, Image taken & created in canva by Phillip Bottomer

I set myself down and began to edit the video, the more I did, the harsher I was on myself, getting more and more creative commons images to be able to overlay across my terrible edits, and finding music to create a jazzy intro and outro. I honestly feel like I have finally found something that I can try and master, and I don’t think I will ever do that. 

Check out the My Virtual & Augmented Reality Video

I have found that I’m very excited by the next assignment and that as every uni student ever would say, I will start the next assignment earlier. I feel I need to plan and storyboard videos in the future and if I could find a half decent actor I might be able to put together a half decent video. 

All in all, I have learnt so much about video editing from just this one assignment that it’s given me a new and exciting skill that I can begin to craft and build on to one day be able to produce a video that is in my opinion worthy of sharing with the world, and not just for an assignment. 

References and Credits:

Evans, L 2019, ‘Immersion, or the Unique Selling Point of VR’, in The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality, Routledge, New York, pp. 49-66
Gupton, N, 2017, Updated 2020, ‘What’s the difference between AR, VR and MR?’, Franklin Institute, Viewed, 9/8/2021, (https://www.fi.edu/difference-between-ar-vr-and-mr)
Smith, C, 2021, Pokemon Go Downloads – Pokemon Go Stats, player counts and news 2021, Viewed, 30/8/2021, (https://videogamesstats.com/pokemon-go-statistics-facts/)
Vailshery, L, 2021, ‘PSVR unit sales worldwide 2020’, Viewed 30/8/2021, (https://www.statista.com/statistics/987693/psvr-unit-sales/)
“Credits” By maruseu CC-BY-3.0 (https://soundcloud.com/maruseu/credits)
“Coffee Black” By GrimFrenzy CC-BY-3.0 (https://soundcloud.com/grimfrenzy/grim-frenzy-coffee-black)
“Lost World” By Darren-Curtis CC-BY-3.0 (https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez/sci-fi-atmospheric-music-lost-world-royalty-free)
“Upbeat” By DjHunter CC-BY-3.0 (https://soundcloud.com/user-658777017/upbeat)
“Whippersnapper” By TimothyMichaelGould CC-BY-3.0 (https://soundcloud.com/timothymichaelgould/whippersnapper)
“PW – Pokemon Go” by vastateparksstaff CC-BY-2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/37922399@N05/28555410026)
“pokemon go” by Paintimpact CC-BY-2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148525563@N02/30503663936)
“Home Made Augmented Reality” by T. Geersing CC-BY-2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/32761887@N04/4687838714)
“Virtual Reality mit Playstation VR” by wuestenigel CC-BY-2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/36570332432)
“Space Shuttle Endeavour 360° VR Panorama” by jurvetson CC-BY-2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/44124348109@N01/7119907039)

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