Tiffany Littler: Reflection 1

Coming into this class, I was a little nervous knowing we had a visiting professor. I didn’t know what to expect and was worried about the structure of the class. However, I’ve been satisfied so far with this semester. Dr. Collins has shown great professionalism and treats us as professionals. She shows that she truly cares about us and wants us to succeed. I’ve been enjoying the little life lessons she gives, mainly how to manage our stress. Sometimes I feel like there’s so many of us in the class and not enough time to get everything done.

With the video essay, I killed two birds with one stone. At work, I got sent to cover a church that on fire. I decided to use that footage my video essay. With the feedback, I learned I need to work on my sequence of shots . That will help me both in class and at my job.

My VO/VOSOTVO 1 felt like a bit of a train wreck. There was miscommunication between officials at the rec center and it felt like it took awhile to get an interview set up. So I wrote down different ideas and made it to Plan E. Thankfully, my Plan A worked. I got the interview done and wanted to get b-roll done of the rec center, but the woman I needed to speak with about what I was allowed to shoot, was on lunch. So I had to come back a few hours later to get the b-roll and everything worked out.

I procrastinated on editing my VO and VOSOTVO which backfired on me. I finished my VO and script the day before everything was due and was going to finish the VOSOTVO on the day it was due. When I went to work on that, my VO had somehow gotten deleted on my laptop and my Adobe Premiere software started messing up (which I still need to get fixed). I started coming up with every excuse I could think of because I was sure I wasn’t going to be able to get everything done in time before class. About three hours before class, I rushed over to Dole and was panicking to get everything done. I surprisingly finished everything with about an hour and half to spare before class.

For future assignments, I learned my lesson about procrastinating. I now realize the importance of having multiple plans in case something goes wrong.


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