Varsity Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to varsity athletic teams at the University of Illinois. 250 athletes make their way over to the small cafeteria in the southeast end zone of Memorial Stadium for each meal.
There are few things I love more than food TV. I watch food videos when I am stressed or homesick, inspired or intrigued. Food has always been my passion, and college has only strengthened that. I have blogged about food for class and for fun.
This assignment, to make a how-to video 1:15-1:30 seconds long brought great opportunities and challenges. There are so many basics that I think college kids (and everyone) should know. I chose to make an omelette because the ingredients are common, and I know my peers don’t eat breakfast as well or often as they should. My schedule is just as tight and my kitchen just as small as the next student at the University of Illinois, so I hope this inspires someone. I was grateful for this opportunity to work with food, refine my video skills, and practice communicating processes clearly.
Through my project I captured the meals my roommates prepare throughout a normal day. I can officially say that between my last assignment and this one I am a FOODtographer! I will definitely keep that in mind when job searching. I really enjoyed filming my roommates because I was capturing real occurrences in daily life. To me that is what I want to focus on throughout this class, real life.
This assignment came a lot more naturally to me than the previous projects. I found myself more comfortable with the equipment as well as with Adobe Premiere. This gave me the chance to move beyond the initial set-up and focus my energy on creativity. I hope to improve on this in my next assignment.