60 Second Video

The baboon Honors Seminar class started another assignment called the “60-second” assignment. As it is self-explanatory, the project can only be 60 seconds long. Students have to use their past experience with stills/images and pick a voice-over (audio) and include images from the internet based on the information given throughout the audio. However, the students are not allowed to copyright anything; therefore, they had to use CC search. CC search is a website where students can take images off the web without copy writing from other sources.

Christopher Intagliata reports that “The length and spacing of woodpecker drum rolls vary enough to tell woodpeckers apart—which could be useful to conservation biologists.” Researchers have recorded multiple drum rolls of woodpeckers’ and used audio software to analyze them. They found that the length and spacing of the drum rolls to tell the woodpeckers apart. This is very helpful for birds to identify each other.

Woodpeckers Drum to Their Own Tunes

I chose the woodpecker audio and listened to the different sounds and information I never even knew existed! I believe other people should listen to the sounds, information, unknown populations, included in the audio. After I knew this was the one I wanted, I opened Adobe Premier to a fresh start. I made a new project, “60 second video.” Using CC search, I was able to identify all the woodpecker images to download and insert into the project. I first created the cover page including the author, name, topic, date (founded), Scientific American. This gives the audience an opening to what is ahead of them. Then, I downloaded the audio and dragged it into the bin. However, the voice-over only can be 60 seconds long; therefore, I picked a beginning to an end to cut into what I really needed to include. After downloading several pictures from Wikimedia, I was able to make the finish project of the “60 second science episode.” Get ready to experience the best 60 seconds of your life…



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