This weekend was spent finishing up this sweet girls Senior Experience Video.
During your Senior Session Experience, while David is capturing anywhere from 40-80 of the best images of you, I’m walking around taking behind the scenes (BTS) pictures and videos.
It’s not unheard of for me to end up with around 200 BTS pictures and somewhere around an hours worth of video (I know, I’m a bit heavy handed)😳. But we don’t show all of them. Like most pictures, there are duplicates, eyes closed, out of focus, etc. so I spend time going through these images finding the right ones, the ones that will match up with the images that David took of you. Then I spend time editing the video, cutting it down, grabbing that portion of it that fits with the image I’m planning on putting into the video. I’ll run each of these images and videos through a color correction and then comes the fun part – searching for the music! I often listen to several songs in our library before deciding – ya, this is the one – this is her, or this fits him.
All of these BTS pictures and videos are then uploaded along with the chosen song and an average of 30 of your images (if we tried to put 80 images along with BTS footage into a video we’d be there all night) and the final product is created.
Why do we do this? To make mom cry of course! Not really 😉(well, maybe) 🤔
No, we do it because we want you to see what we see.
We want you to remember…to see a picture and remember why you were laughing! We want you to remember when David showed you the back of the camera and you said ‘oh my gosh, that’s me?!’ We want mom or dad to remember that moment when David showed them the back of the camera…and you could see the realization set in, this was your senior year…look how beautiful she’s become…my gosh, look how handsome he is…
We want you to see all the little things you might have missed, and be able to relive them – whenever you want to
We want you to be able to pull out this video 25 years down the road and show it to your kids
We do it because we feel it’s important. Capturing those memories, those moments of your senior year – a time that all of you have worked so hard to get to – is
Jillian Beck is a senior at Tom Bean high school. She participates in volleyball, basketball, and she’s a historian in NHS!