As a current undergraduate student in the Landscape Architecture program at the California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, I am able to explore the endless opportunities of the creative design processes. Ever since I came into this program, I have been accumulating skills in hand graphics, physical modeling, and digital software’s. Recently, I got a chance to explore film and video editing. The subject matter of the project was on the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This project was done by two other students and myself. We faced many challenges during the filming and editing process and we learned a lot in the end.
Some of our ideas and the style of the video process kept changing. As a group, we knew we wanted some components to be abstract but we were no completely sure about how we would build it altogether. It was difficult to continuously connect components back to the LA Aqueduct and to make sure that the audience would grasp important information about it and to create an awareness on water consumption. In the end we came up with an invigorating video. The message of water consumption came across through a unique approach. At the end of it all I began to realize that film has the potential to deliver powerful stories and messages than other media sources. I am grateful I got the opportunity to explore video editing and create a piece that connects my passion for creativity. I would gladly go through this process again and not necessarily for school purposes.