Having built up a considerable amount of data on several different hard-drives over the last 5 years in college – I often have to search through many folders and sub folders, and sub-sub folders, in search of videos, graphics, animations or audio files I worked on in projects past, often coming into use again in new projects (Which is why I insist in deleting nothing, and retaining a copy of everything). For example, the intro video and audio used at the beginning of the recent BGL News Water charges report video, was in fact an intro video created for a project I worked on back in my second year in Multimedia in Cavan Institute (Except for the logo, which was created especially for the BGL News report video). Thankfully, it was during this search that I re-discovered the video from this old project, which has sat quietly in an a hard-drive all these years.
The video is a mash-up/ mix-up of sorts, of a collection of news report videos myself and the Multimedia Year 2 (MWD2) in Cavan Institute of 2007 – 2008, made as a group – with the intention of putting them all together as a single news broadcast – hence the news anchor (Darragh Mulligan as Ron Burgundy) shot on green screen. All the news report videos we did, ended up being very different to each other in that they looked as though they came from different news channels. Therefore, I decided at the time to gather all the videos from my fellow classmates and assemble them as a sort of ‘mash-up’, as though the viewer were jumping between different news stories. They are all under the guise of a fictional regional Irish news channel called CLN or Cavan Local News – except for my own offering at the end called +1News (Can’t remember why I named mine differently).
Anyhow, its great to have them all to look back on in one single video. In it we have reports on the first male pregnancy, a viral outbreak in Cavan Town, New York hospitality crisis, Cavan building industry crashes, Cavan Institute closes and UFO sightings over Virginia. Content created and edited together as a group by MWD2 (2007-2008):
A rough video compilation, but great to look back on. Available to watch on YouTube on my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheImfamousDiv
Here’s the vid!: