Having one class to do everything without the lecture and limited help from a stand in lecture and class members in how to use the Adobe Premier Pro program I think Alicia and I were successful as we finally managed to actually get through it and produce a stop motion! Along the process I had many of challenges; I didn’t have access to a tripod and I think the end product suffered for this as my hands inevitably moved around making the movement of each frame unsmooth as well as some frames being out of focus. When using Premier Pro our first problem when trying to load our pictures into the timeline were that everything was magnified to a ridiculous rate and you couldn’t see anything. Thankfully Josh’s stand in was able to help with this problem and we scaled to fit our workspace which worked for most frames. The frames in which it didn’t work for we manually did by right clicking the screen in which was playing the stop motion, changing the magnification and moving the screen to fit. After this we had to add transitions, opening and closing credits as well as play around with the frame duration in which we actually did with ease! Whilst I was playing with adding the credits etc Alicia was finding a piece of music and found the last petal which we both agreed suited it well once we transferred it into our stop motion once again with ease! I was thinking I was finally getting the hang of it! so when she removed her usb from the computer and the program had a pop up window asking where file had gone for the music? We panicked! The thought of having to redo the project over was horrible but after playing around we both kind of realised it was easily fixed by saving the music file to my usb. After this we were finished! And because Alicia did have alittle knowledge of the program from using it back in high school we were able to render it easily and then we had to export it in which sarahs instructions helped dearly! We exported it into MPEG4 and Quicktime. MPEG4 I’m sure is great for phones but the quality sucks so I’m using my Vimeo account to upload the quicktime version and link it to tumblr. As for uploadin to a phone i have a dinosaur phone so maybe this can be achieved in the last class with someone elses phone? All in all I’m just really proud that dispite all the challenges we had Alicia and I taught ourselves how to use Adobe Premier Pro and produced a stop motion animation (even if it’s low quality) within the time given.