For this assignment, I did a story on the men’s illini tennis players taking time away from school and college tennis to play professional tennis. This project presented a few challenges, but overall I think that I learned more on this story than I had on either of the 4 previous ones.
The first challenge was the focus of my story. I thought I would be able to focus my story on the current players taking time off, however neither of them were in town therefore made me take a different approach to my story. Rather than focusing on the two individuals I decide to focus my multimedia project on the program’s history of players taking off and why it has been beneficial for players in the past (and present).
The second challenge I faced was scheduling interviews as quickly as I could to get the information I need. I didn’t have much time to work on the project but showed up to the tennis center and got the footage I needed. I also was nervous about editing it after but I think that part went alright. Overall I felt as though I learned a lot from this project and am excited for the “how to.”