With the Fall sports seasons in full swing here at the University of Illinois, you may think most athletes aren’t focused on what is happening outside of school and competition.
But for one soccer freshman, that is not the case. Lauren Smitherman is very invested in issues going on outside of herself, specifically dealing with social injustices that are running rampant in our country right now. She is a woman of color and she worries sometimes for not only her own safety, but her family’s too.
Lauren wants her voice to be heard. To learn more about her experiences and thoughts, check out my audio package here.
Assignment 3 taught me a lot about using my camera to make videos. For this assignment I decided to film some of my fellow student-athletes. I used a variety of tight and wide shots to show what an athlete does each day. I decided to use music to make the video more interesting.
Jonathan Wells on Men’s Track and Field preparing to sprint.
Filming sports was definitely interesting as you can be so creative with your shots. A lot of the time I had to get on the ground just to get the perfect angle. It also took a lot of time just to meet up with each athlete so they could show me their sport. I did see some extreme athleticism throughout this project. Overall I am really proud of my work. I have never done a project like this before so I am happy how it turned out! You can check out my project here.