Thursday, February 23, 2012

"The Package"

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Our last Friday

When I found out that this was our last week of the six-week multimedia course, I was shocked. It went by so fast. In these few weeks, I learned so much. I went into the course not knowing very much about video and I am leaving this class confident in all that I have learned. I am also confident that I can pass that knowledge on to someone else. Shooting the video (package) was exciting and although it took a couple of times for me to get the VOs right, I enjoyed every bit of the course. I am truly grateful that I got the opportunity to be a part of the course and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn and become more marketable in the field.

"Out of Town"

  A group of us from the Famuan staff attended a journalism conference in Norfolk,Va. and it was exciting. We did so much in just a matter of days. We attended workshops and got our newspaper critiqued. Some of us signed up for interviews for a summer internship and overall, we just soaked up all of the knowledge we could from the professionals who were there. What was really exciting was the opportunity we got to network with students from other schools. We met so many students who just like us, want to become successful journalists.  I am glad that we were invited to attend the trip and I am sure that what we learned there will be helpful to us for the rest of our lives.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Almost time to Edit

Today wasn't a really long day. All we did was record the VOs for our package and we listened to them to make sure they sounded alright. It took me forever to get the script right. I kept starting over and over, but I'm glad I finally got it. Next week, I think we'll be ready to start editing and I am super excited. It's only week four and we're already making so much progress. I'm a little nervous about editing though because I have never had to do it before. But I'm sure it will be exciting. I am looking forward to finishing this package and I can't wait until next week.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Writing the Script

So far, my group and I have everything together. We have plenty of B-roll and we have our stand-ups done. All we have left to do now are VOs. Last week was pretty interesting because we had to look at all of the footage we had and come up with a script  that actually matched what the package is going to be about. It didn’t take us too long, but we had to make sure that what we plan to say matched up with the video clip we wanted to use. This, to me, was the hardest part so far because I saw how tedious putting together a script can be. At first it seemed like it was going to be simple, but last week definitely showed me that it takes time. Thankfully, it eventually started to flow the way we wanted it to.  Hopefully, we'll get our entire package done early so that we'll just have to edit if need be. Overall, I’m excited and anxious to see what we do next week.I am learning so much in this class! I’m extremely excited about this package and I really can’t wait to start piecing it all together!