3 months, 6 assignments, 1 group project, and 1 semester later, and I’m finished with Jour215. What a journey it’s been! Starting out as a little sophomore, I had never done anything multimedia. I remember receiving my camera bag and being terrified – what do I even do with this thing? But I knew I wanted to work hard and learn a lot.
After only one year of journalism, I was (and still am) not sure exactly what I want to do with my career. So I knew the more I knew (broadcast, video, writing, etc.) the better off I would be. So I set out with my camera bag into the sunset. Continue reading →
Tis the season of midterms, cold weather, and warm coffee.
Here at the Illinois campus, coffee is all the craze. No matter what coffee shop is your favorite, you can find most students rely on their daily cup. Whether it’s because we’re busier or because new types of coffee have become more popular, young people are drinking more coffee than ever before. If I’m getting you in the mood for a warm latte, watch my video package here. Continue reading →
Caffe Bene, a very popular coffeehouse chain throughout East Asia opened its second outlet in campustown on Green Street. The first outlet is full almost every day and so they hope that a second location dead center of campus will help them reach out to more students. The new outlet will certainly add to the diversity of choice to students on campus who want to eat out or find a place to study.
Our first assignment of the semester required us to take a variety of still shots and videos from all different angles and times of day. This was a good way to both get familiar with the new cameras as well as give us an opportunity to get some hands-on experience. We then came into the classroom to upload all of our pictures and videos and put them all together through Adobe Premier. I accidentally purchased the wrong media card reader, so I had an issue right away. Instead I downloaded each picture to the desktop and inserted them into Adobe from there.
This was my first time using Adobe Premier so not everything was clear at first. After a few minutes of exploring things began to get easier. Even after uploading my whole project to YouTube, I am still not completely familiar with all of the tools in Premier. I am hoping that as we continue to use Premier that everything will start to come easier and make more sense.
While I still do not know everything there is to know about our cameras and premiere, I definitely know more than I did a week ago, so the progress is there. I am hoping that as each week passes, I can continue a few new things each day, and eventually have a firm grasp on the program.
The first assignment was daunting. It was so cold outside the past few days, I resorted to taking pictures in my apartment. I think that worked out in my favor, though. It allowed me to stay warm while I figure out how to use my camera. Being able to sit and fiddle with the camera really helped. Continue reading →