Curtis Memorial Park: Editing and Videoing processes.

Curtis Memorial Park is a greenspace that I hold very close to my heart. Growing up in the Fredericksburg area, this is one of the few parks that has a large amount of land that everyone can enjoy at any time. Curtis Park has been one of the few places I have consistently been able to enjoy as a child up to my adulthood. 

The Process

The videos were produced using my iPhone 14. Since the iPhone 14 has a fisheye lens, I used both lenses to capture the park’s beauty. I then uploaded the videos onto Google Drive, where I could access them through Canva. The audio was captured using a microphone attached to some headphones I owned, where I then used Soundtrap to record. On Soundtrap, I then recorded my vocals and used a sound from their “loop library” called “Synth – Eternity 5” and looped it throughout the video to add ambiance throughout the whole video. After recording and exporting the videos and audio onto Canva, I edited the video using Canva. I also used a text called “Coffee please” to create the title added at the beginning. The video was then exported onto my YouTube account, where I added the closed captioning.


Curtis Memorial Park is a large greenspace located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The park has two sides. One side, currently open from 8 AM to 5 PM, houses many amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole disc golf course, a 5.5-mile trail,  a small skate park, a pool, and many more. The other entrance is open 24/7 for fishing purposes and has a boating ramp and fishing piers open to everyone. 

A few fun facts about the park include how the Curtis family donated their farmland to the county to be used for recreational purposes. It was then opened to the public in 1975. Some of their family member’s graves still remain on the site to this day.  

Curtis Lake is also one of the many man-made lakes in Virginia, as there are only two natural lakes.

The lake also has large amounts of standing timber, which provides the abundance of largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish populations with “structure” and many hiding spots to continue their reproduction without populations being threatened by anglers.

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