Kola Nut Video

Project Details:
The Africa team at the TRADOC Culture Center wanted a video demonstrating how the kola nut is shared to build relationships.

I created the intro, filmed the whole interaction in one take, edited the video, and enhanced the audio.

  • Used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create intro parts
  • Used Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition to edit video and sound and animate graphical elements
  • Used Adobe After Effect for text animation

Project Significance:
Sometimes you just need to work with what you are given. Some might understand, but most will not fully grasp the difficulty in filming with sub standard equipment. This video was shot with one tripod, no external sound equipment, no steady-cam rig, my personal Nikon 2500, a Canon 60D, and no lighting equipment. So, while I know that the full video could have been better, believe me, when I say, "It could have been so much worse." Knowing the cameras, I was using was key because setting them both to desaturate the video let me add back the color I wanted to make them somewhat look the same. I'm thinking only other videographers can really grasp the differences between color and recording quality differences. In a lot of ways, you just do the best you can.

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