The first task this week was to do a video essay of a scene of my choice. One of my favorite movies is “Good Will Hunting,” so I decided to roll with this option. In the movie Robin Williams plays a psychologist who is trying to help a brilliant young man (Matt Damon) who is hesitant to open up to anyone. The scene I chose displays the “ah ha!” moment Damon’s character has when Williams’ character gives him a life lesson.
I used Windows Movie Maker and 4k Video Downloader to get the video component together. I also used Audacity to record my narrative and then imported that into Movie Maker as well. I hit some glitches in editing, especially with timing. I thought it was easiest to watch the scene with headphones while recording with my laptop.