The Joys of a Bullet Journal
by Allison Meyer and Jocelyn Dixon
Bullet journals can be seen all over the place. From social media to seeing friends do it right in front of you. We wanted to shed some light on this way of staying organized by producing this story.
After we decided on questions to ask our interviewees, we conducted our interviews with ease. All of the girls were willing to talk about their bullet journals. Though we do wish we found some boys to even out the gender representation in our story, we couldn’t find any males that bullet journal.
After our interviews were done, we did the slate and log sheets in a class period. Slating and logging is when you watch the footage and then decide which clips will be included in your script and final video. Next up, was writing the script. We cranked that out in the next two class periods! We did our back-time sheet once we wrapped up the script. Back-time sheets helps us know if our story is too long or too short. Luckily, our story was just right on time! Overall, our paperwork was pretty easy to do and it all pieced together nicely. After getting it all approved by our adviser, we had to wait for a room to open to start editing.
Once we got into an open editing room, we first imported all our interview footage and laid them in where our script said to. We also did our voice overs and plugged them into the video editing timeline. The next few days we were busy getting b-roll of the girls with their journals. Then came the importing of that b-roll and fitting it into the story.
This was a pretty fun story for us to work on together. It helped us get to know each other more while producing a story for our audience about an interesting topic. We enjoy this story and hope you will, too. Maybe you will be inspired to bullet journal!