It’s one of the craziest days on campus: Sorority Bid Day. When you get to run home to the house you wanted and start lifelong memories with new friends. As a freshman, it can be scary and awkward. But for the rest of us, it’s one of the happiest days of the year.
For Assignment 3 (video essay) in Professor Collin’s class, I wanted to capture the fun of Bid Day in my sorority, Alpha Phi. After having my life taken over by recruitment for the past couple of weeks, Bid Day is an amazing day where all the hard work pays off. I loved capturing how colorful and energetic this day was in my video, which you can watch here.
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 →
For assignment two, Professor Collins wanted us to shoot pictures of an event to show action. I liked the challenge of showing action through still frames. It was a unique concept that, I believe, turned out pretty well.
I choose to shoot my sorority’s Bid Day, which is the day when each sorority on campus gains their new members for the year. It was actually fun to look at this event from a new perspective by trying to take interesting shots from a variety of angles. I tried to capture the excited anticipation of the moments before the new girls arrived and the hysteria of the moments when they cam running down our street.
Putting together Assignment 2 was not as challenging as I thought it would be. I remembered most of the things that I had learned about Final Cut Pro from the last class. I finished the project with relative ease. The most difficult part of the assignment was deciding which photos to include in my video as I took well over the required 12.