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Assignment 1: The trials and tribulations of a first-time multimedia journalist

I left class JOUR 410 on January 22, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, with a backpack full of equipment, prepared to tackle assignment one. A trip to Best Buy was all that stood between me and my induction into multimedia journalism.

After I purchased my supplies, I headed out to take the type of videos and photos requested of me, not without obstacles. And though I doubted myself in the beginning, I had less trouble completing the assignment than I’d originally imagined I would.

One minor problem I encountered was the weather. By the time I got my supplies, the temperature had dropped below zero degrees and the sky was grey. The conditions didn’t make for an ideal shoot, but I did what I could.

In terms of my work, I was happy with the way my still shots turned out and less pleased with the videos I took. Even with the tripod, I had a hard time keeping my camera steady, especially while zooming and panning. I did my best, but I know I still have a lot of improving to do.

When it came time to edit, I also had a very hard time with that. FinalCut was hard to navigate. I did my best, but felt very lost and crunched for time. At least I made deadline!

Here’s my attempt at assignment one.

Assignment 1

For Assignment 1, I did not encounter any major issues. I used this as a learning experience and played with a few different settings on the camera. I really wanted to take pictures of things outside, but it was too cold for me to go out. I decided to find a few things in my apartment that I thought would appear nice in pictures. IMG_6277

Now You Can Trust Me With A Camera!

How I Became Zero To Hero With Multimedia

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When I first enrolled for Journalism 410, I was excited, but nervous!  I knew nothing about composing a video out of stills, video and audio, but I was prepared and ready to learn!  There were a lot of bumps in the road and continuous ups and downs, but now I can confidently say that I am on the right road to becoming a well-rounded journalist!

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My Footprints on the Map of Multimedia Journalism

A Multimedia journalist on the Rise

Let me take you on my journey through Mrs. Collin’s Multimedia class where I learned to be a multimedia journalist.

I was really excited for JOUR410 because I enjoy multimedia, especially photography and videography. To describe myself at the beginning of my career as a multimedia journalist, I would call myself fairly inexperienced, yet excited to learn. Although I was inexperienced, I expected a lot from myself, as I always do, being a perfectionist. I had a lot of experiences through out the course that challenged me, tested my patience and strengthened my time management skills. Sit back, relax and let me take you through my experiences as I was shaped into a multimedia journalist- thanks to Mrs. Collins!

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Baby steps to now walking in the shoes of a multimedia journalist

Coming into multimedia class, I had prior knowledge of using Final Cut Express from working at the Daily Illini, but it proved to be one of my weaknesses, hopefully by the end of the semester I can make that weakness become a strength. Before we dive into my journey this semester, let’s a hear a few words from the man who made this final project possible.487218_551764708190617_837046101_n

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My Journey Through Uncharted Waters: A Semester of Multimedia

Multimedia journalism was never something I thought I would be interested in but after taking Professor Collins’ J410 class, I challenged myself and now have a handful of new skills I can impress my future employer with one day. This is my journey through the ups and downs of finding those skills.

I remember walking out of the classroom after the first day of J410, I was incredibly anxious about the semester to come and I really did not know if I had it in me to succeed in this class. I had never worked with multimedia before so I knew this semester would be a challenge but I knew that I would learn a lot that would help me with my future career. Continue reading

Ah, What a Learning Experience

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Here’s a detailed summary chronicling my journalism 410 experience; an experience that transformed from struggle to success. 

Okay, I will be the first to admit that I am the last thing from technology savvy (I am a news-ed major after all) and before this class I may have even been technological challenged. I am admittedly one of those people who pick up a device and completely ignore the instructions that come along with it, but I am more than aware that multimedia is growing more and more significant and prominent. Taking 410 has honestly been one of the most rewarding classes I have taken at U of I and I am thankful that I can continue to use the knowledge I’ve gained to further propel my journalism experience and personal creativity.

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Multimedia Memories: A Glimpse of the Future

Photo taken from google images.

Photo taken from google images.

Walk with me through my experience as a student in Professor Collins’ Multimedia Journalism class where I discovered new and honed existing skills. 

Day one of Multimedia Journalism 410 with Professor Collins was not the first time I had set foot in the multimedia lab. I remember back in March of 2012 when I came to the University of Illinois for Mediapalooza as a prospective student. It was in this lab, as I completed a fast-paced task involving iPad apps, that I decided to apply to the media college. Continue reading