Just wanted to share the profile of videos I’ve been making.
I am really embarrassed about the ones I made earlier, but it shows you that video-making, like any other subject/area in life, gets better by intentionally challenging yourself to do better next time.
2009: When It All Started
I was originally interested in photography, but because I was so bored and such a loner during my first year of university, I made videos. I made videos for my class projects and I made videos for EHDS (something no one asked me to do). People around me reacted very well to it and recommended I major in Communication Arts (공연영상).
2010: When I Started Getting Into It
Because of all the positive comments in 2009, I signed up to study under Communication Arts. I was specially interested in documentaries.
2011: When I Started Getting Paid for It and Started Likin’ It More n’ More
This was the peak of my crazy video-making trajectory. I see now that I made the most videos during this year. It was the craziest year in terms of how much I was doing. To give you an idea, I had a nose-bleed every day for almost a year. This is the year I made my first and only official documentary about cultural identity.
2012: When I Became Afraid of Success
Basically, I thought I had lost my mojo and wasn’t very confident in making videos anymore (because I failed a Communication Arts class by not being able to make a documentary).
2013: When I Did My Best and Let God Do the Rest but Was Still Terrified
Since I graduated from college by this time and was getting started with “real life”, it was amazing to realize that people outside of Handong appreciated and wanted my videowork.
2014: When I Started to Believe My Work is Worth Something
It finally hit me that I was becoming a professional in this area. And realized I had been a bit falsely humble in how I saw my work. So I started to appreciate my own editing skills.
2015-present: When I Relized I Love This but Need to Put It in the Background (for the time being)
And now, as much as I would love to edit and edit and edit all kinds of videos, I feel like 2016 is a year when I won’t be making any official videos of any sort because I need to focus on my students.
Videos I made that are divided in categories (I am putting an * to the videos I personally like ^^):
|2009 EHDS Recap Video|
|2009 EHDS Korea Outreach Video|
|2009 EHDS Left-Overs Video|
|2009 EHDS Promo Video|
|2010 EHDS Incheon Bus Accident Video|
|2011 EHDS Promo Video|
|2011 EHDS Staff FUN Night Video|
|2009 HGU Team Meeting Recap Video|
|2010 Yana Farewell Video|
|2012 DK & Euna’s Wedding Video|
|2014 Debi Birthday Video|
|*2011 HGU Faculty Retreat Opening Video – collaborated with Yana’s beautiful drawing skills|