For this assignment (worth three stars), we were asked to create a highlight reel for our favorite actor/actress.
I decided to do this assignment on Jen Aniston because I thought highlighting one of my favorite actress’ many talents, is necessary – I call her Jen because I feel as if we are close enough, where I can shorten her name. She is one of my favorite actresses because of how she handles herself on and off screen. She is very down to earth and very determined.
Not only has she starred in, and gained her fame in one of the most iconic TV shows of the 90’s, Friends, but is very humble and is an advocate for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Since starring in Friends, she turned her focus to movies. She has starred in, mostly, comedies such as Marley & Me, Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers, and many more.
To do this assignment, I first googled how to take videos from YouTube and convert them to be used in Windows Movie Maker. When doing so, I found a website that did such a thing. All I had to do was find the video on YouTube, copy the URL and paste it into the website’s converter bar and click Catch!. It then lead me to a new page that gave me the option to choose what I wanted to convert the video to. Every time, I chose MP4. The video would automatically download to my computer and all I had to do, was select the Add Video or Photo button in Windows Movie Maker and it would appear. I did this for every video I added into the highlight reel.
In Windows Movie Maker, I added a Title page and Credits Page. To create the Title page, I selected the Title button on the Home Tab and added in my text. I changed the background color to a light purple by selecting the Background Color in the Edit tab. I chose purple as the background color because I thought it reflected Jen’s personality – easy going and humble. To create the Credits page, I selected the Credits drop down arrow and selected Credits. I then added in my text.
While creating the highlight reel, the videos I selected had parts that were unnecessary to the highlights so I decided to cut them out of the highlight reel completely. To do that, I selected where I wanted the clip to start and selected the Set Start Point button under the Edit tab. I did the same thing for where I wanted the clip to end and selected the Set End Point under the Edit tab. In addition, I added animations between each of the clips. To do that, under the Animations tab, I selected the animation on the far right for each one.
To screen shot my Movie Maker page, I used Gyazo. I selected the screen shot option and dragged my cursor from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner. I then saved it to my computer.
I chose the following videos for my highlight reel because these are some of my favorite movies and TV shows she has starred in. These videos show how talented Jen is and how she can deliver different emotions when needed.
When I finished my highlight reel, I saved it to my computer. I then uploaded it to YouTube. To do that, I selected the upload button and selected the video from the videos selection in my Folders. It took a while for the video to upload but it finally did.
Hope you enjoy my highlight reel of Jen Aniston!