When Professor Collins assigned our JOUR 215 class to create a video essay, I was a little nervous because in my opinion, video is a lot more difficult than stills. It’s easy to just get a bunch of pictures that go together and put them in order, but with my video essay, I really wanted to tell a story.
My original idea was to make a basketball video with a few of my friends, but I decided against it because i didn’t want the ball or people at the gym to knock my camera over. That’s when I thought about doing a video tour of Wassaja. I had never been there before, and as a resident advisor, I knew one of my former residents (Brad D’Costa) moved there for this academic school year. I asked him to help me out, and he really made this project what it is.
Overall, shooting assignment three was a lot of fun, and I must admit that Wassaja Hall is beautiful. The students who get to live there are definitely staying in the nicest residence hall on campus. I might even have to apply to become a resident advisor there for next school year.