We’ve come this far– Emma Fotovich

This semester is already half way over, and as time passes I realize how much I have grown in regards to broadcast. When we first started this journey together, I was definitely nervous that I was going to struggle and drown, but as I got more confident in the abilities I already had, and confident that I was going to do well in this class. That confidence boost was definitely needed to continue down this road though.

Video Essay:

The first assignment was the video essay. This assignment was pretty simple, just film something. I loved what I came up with because it involved my beautiful dog. I knew I picked a good story when the whole room errupted with a chorus of “AWWW”. The one thing I struggled with on this assignment though, was the camera. I didnt know the camera well enough to make this essay the way I wanted it to be. The shots were grainy, and I yet again underestimated how camera-shy animals can be. Overall it went well though, and I loved the way it turned out.

VOSOTVO 1 and VO 1:

The second of our assignments was the first of the long legacy of VOSOTVO and VO we had to complete. I felt pretty confident at first, but as i continued to finish the assignment I realized how unprepared I was for it. I feel like now I have learned so much. The biggest challenge I faced was underestimating the power of the weather. I did my assignment on the snow, but when I went to go film the snow, most of it had melted. This created the first of many challenges. I then decided, rather than do it on the snow I should focus on how change in weather is bad for students daily lives. This worked a lot better in the end, and went down in history as my first VOSOTVO and VO sicne they were both on the same topic.
VO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciEjSem5z68
VOSOTVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpeFQl3VoE

VOSOTVO 2 and VO 2:

The second group of VOSOTVO and VO went suprisingly well. It did help to get to meet with Dr. Collins to really improve my script writing. I was glad to have the help because it made writing scripts in the future easier. I sadly did not get my audio to work on this assignment, but I was glad to get to cover my favorite topic once again. I love doing stories on animals. It alwasy warms everyones hearts. I also got to kill two birds with one stone and get to follow a cat around with a camera, because yet again animals are afraid of cameras. If I had to change something with this VOSOTVO and VO however, I would get better shots, and really work hard at making sure the shots I do get are quality.
VO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4EefprugIo
VOSOTVO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGplqyQcYpY

VOSOTVO 3 and VO 3:

This was my favorite assignment. For my VOSOTVO I covered a local dance crew, and it was so fun to attend their practice and see how they run things. I was glad I got to cover something I am interested in as well. My problem with the VOSOTVO though, was that again my audio didnt turn out how I wanted it. I will make sure to fix it for next time.

As for my VO, I covered the scholarship halls. I enjoyed my topic, but I just wish I had gotten better shots. I wanted ones with people in them, but the day I shot there was no one to take video of because of the cold. I also was not too pleased on how my script turned out, but as usual I always win some and lose some.
VO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHvIiLIOmmA
VOSOTVO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di01JPceihQ

Overall, I really am enjoying this class. I have learned so much about myself and broadcast that I am gaining confidence. I am loving every minute of this class and I cant wait to have many many more.

1 thought on “We’ve come this far– Emma Fotovich

  1. student6

    Hey Emma,

    I watched all of your videos from the beginning of the semester. Starting with your video essay, I thought you had very good action shots and edits. Your natural sound could have been a little louder instead of the music. Hearing the dog walk or dog chain move would have been cool. For your VO and VOSOTVO 1 has very good shots. Your edits are clean and transitions are nice. The only things you could have done better were your two line lower third and the rule of thirds for your interview. Now for your VO and VOSOTVO 2, I believe your sot has no sound and no natural sound. It would be cool to hear the cat jumping off couches… laughing. VO 3 could use more tight shots but the natural sound is great. For your VOSOTVO 3, the natural sound could be brought down a little. I thought the interview was too short and not loud enough. Your edits and transitions have been great for all of your videos. I’m taking notes for you… laughing. Overall, you have great videos and shots. Keep up the good work Emma! https://m.popkey.co/beebc4/vxweG_f-maxage-0.gif 

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