I cannot believe my time in Multimedia Reporting is over! Well, I know it is not the end for me with multimedia, but the semester is sadly over. I am so happy and blessed to have been able to have had this experience. Specifically because I now have all of my work documented! Which I will definitely be using as I continue to apply for internships.
I remember coming into the course and getting all of the camera equipment. It was SO cool. It was exciting to carry around the big backpack, and I could not wait to start shooting. But I was definitely nervous. The photo essay was a great way to get me familiar with my camera. I was very proud of the beautiful shots I got outside by the quad and right outside of my apartment.
For assignment 2, I was toying with different options to document, but then I realized a BEAUTIFUL rainbow was outside of my apartment one day. I got creative and documented my roomie looking upset (because of the rain). Then looking out the window. And finally of him outside the apartment taking pictures, himself!
When we could finally add video, it was right around the time of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday. I wanted to document this beautiful holiday that I celebrate. I ran into trouble when Hillel would not let me go into the room where services and dinner were taking place. Electronics were to be put away on this holiday. I still wanted to document the traditions, so I improvised and still made it work. Here is my video essay
And now… the REPORTING. I decide to attend the IJEA, Illinois Journalism Education Association conference. This conference caters to high school students, and I had the opportunity to document their experience. I learned to hold the mic closer to those who I interviewed and I learned to nod instead of respond “okay, okay” to every response. This made for bad audio. I also got to utilize sound cloud, check it out!
Up next was the full package. This was great. I went and covered a breast cancer awareness event which was going on. Not only did I enjoy getting the video, audio, and images, but I learned a lot. About what Colleges Against Cancer does and how they affect the lives of students on campus in regards to cancer.
Last, but most definitely NOT least was the final project. This was a very interesting experience. My group struggled at first. As all group projects usually do, we struggled particularly because we changed our topic half way through. We were all very supportive of each other though and helping each other brainstorm etc. if anyone was stuck. I am glad I went to speak with professor Collins when we needed help because doing this allowed me to have a clearer idea of what to do and how to go about it. I covered a full package of the Tunnel of Oppression. Our entire groups project can be located here. Our overall topic was “shining light on what was hidden.” A lot of times we shelter the thoughts and feelings we as a society experience in regards to Alzheimer’s and oppression, so our job was to shine light and bring something positive to it. I absolutely LOVED that professionals were able to critique our work at the end too. I thought it was very helpful and extremely cool that they took the time to do that!
Reporting ONE last time for Off the Shelf & Online, I am Lizzie Jassin.
~I had a great time, and thank you for following 🙂