I titled my third assignment for multimedia, contrasting construction because of the alternating photos between shots of construction on campus and shots of nature. For this assignment, the editing process was minimal because we just had to put our audio in with our already completed photo essay. It did seem to be a good introduction into editing audio though, because I still used audio transitions and had to line up the audio clips exactly with the photos they were taken with. Overall, I think contrasting construction turned out well, check it out here!
Assignment 2 was a really cool experience for me. The idea of having a theme to our photos seemed a bit abstract when I first heard it, but it made me look at my surroundings differently which is a huge part of being a journalist and finding stories. While walking down Green Street to go get a hair cut, my eyes seemed to latch onto the absurd amount of construction going on just within a few block of campus. So I went back the next day with my camera and took some shots construction and newly built buildings that clearly like different than other parts of the Campus Town area. Although I liked the construction theme, it felt like it could have been a bit more visually appealing, which is where I came up with the idea for contrasting shots of nature. I thought it made for an appealing back and forth between shots, and more visually interesting as well. Here’s the work I put together for assignment 2!
For Assignment 3, I was instructed to include the natural sound I recordered while taking still pictures for Assignment 2.
For Assignment 2, my task was to create a photo essay. I struggled with finding a topic that I am passionate about. My original plan was to do something about diversity. After thinking for a long time, I realized that I had no idea how to capture that without taking pictures of people (the obvious).
I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to do for the assignment and finally thought about all of the construction going on around campus. I immediately thought about building a community. Campustown goes through many changes as the years progress, and it was interesting to capture some of the beginning moments and stages of these changes.
Taking pictures of construction sites is very difficult when is freezing outside!!! One major issue I had was that my fingers became very red as I held the camera without using gloves. This forced me to take a few pictures and endure the cold for as long as I could, and then go inside. What should have taken about 30 minutes, took me about 2 hours to complete because I couldn’t stand outside too long. My only issue after reviewing my photos, was that I did not get a great variety of shots.
Editing the slideshow was fairly easy, I encountered minor issues, but because I came into the lab three days before the due date, I was able to fix the issues on my own.
Here’s my attempt at Assignment 2.