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.

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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.

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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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