Category Archives: Spring 2015-j215

Nick’s Typical Morning Routine

“I think I’m finally getting the hang of this,” I thought to myself after finishing my 4th assignment.


A view for the balcony of Nicholas Fortin’s Apartment |Taken by Nicholas Fortin

After experiencing multiple problems while completing each of my first three assignments I came into assignment 4 thinking that I would have to deal with more of the same. While I won’t say that my fourth assignment went from my an idea to a finished video without a hitch, I will say that I didn’t experience the large-scale problems that I was expecting. In fact, I put together what I think is a pretty entertaining video, which can be viewed here, without having any moments where I wanted to pull out my hair because of stress.

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I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

By assignment 4, I made a little discovery about myself that I feel has had a long time coming: I have no idea what I’m doing. I have no idea how to get a good angle, how to get the right sound, how to create a narrative structure, how to splice together different clips so that the video and sound balance, or how to make an actual video altogether.


Michelle has no idea what she’s getting into.

I had no idea what to do for my video essay.

So what did I do? Well, I decided to take all these frustrations and reflect them in my video essay instead of doing something creative or feature-like or worthwhile or, you know, good.

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More than a Game


Students playing basketball at the ARC

Students playing basketball at the ARC

Assignment 4 went a lot better than assignment 3 did for me. For one, I actually completed it! After I had sorted out my media card problems, I was ready to get to work and make up for my lost assignment. Continue reading

Just A Song.


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Going into assignment 4 I had no idea of what I wanted to film. At first, I tried getting cool shots of everything outside, but quickly realized that the lack of snow and gray sky was not pretty. I decided to go inside the union to see if anything was going on. I started filming everything, Jamba Juice, bowling, pool, meeting room etc. I thought I could make a day out of it and have my film reflect a day in the union. I also filmed in the little cafe of a girl singing. It wasn’t till I began editing that I realized the girl singing and getting a cup of coffee could be my whole story.

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