Hi! My name is Angela Kerndl. I am extremely relieved to be done with Assignment One. The shooting and editing was a bit stressful and I felt like I had no idea what I was doing for most of the time while we were using Adobe Premier. That being said, I am really looking forward to seeing improvements in my work throughout the semester. I can’t wait to learn more about all things multimedia!
I’ve always loved photography. I’ll take thousands of pictures at a time when I’m on vacation, ones I’ll upload to my computer and probably never look at again. I also have tons of pictures of food on my camera. I write for UIUC’s Spoon University, so that’s why.
Going into this class, I felt a little bit intimidated when my friend told me it would definitely be a lot of work. While I do have some experience using a camera, I have absolutely no experience working with video or video editing. However, I’m glad we jumped right in and started learning all of it right away.
I really enjoyed shooting for this assignment. I started working on it at the Women’s March in Champaign on Saturday, January 21. I thought that would be the perfect time to start testing out the new camera. I finished the rest of my shooting on the quad and near my apartment.
I am satisfied with my photos, but definitely see room for improvement with my videos. I wasn’t really sure what to record, so some of them are kind of random and boring. I also didn’t realize how helpful the tripod would be. I never knew how horrible a video could be without using a tripod until now. I apologize for some of the background voices in a few of my videos.
I am really excited to use this assignment as a jumping off point for the rest of the semester. You can check out my video here!