Local residents march in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration orders at the University of Illinois Willard Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
I started to freak out as soon as assignment two was announced. How would I be able to capture and tie together all four emotions: afraid, fearful, excitement, and hopeful? I knew it would be challenging. I wasted no time thinking of ideas, but nothing was coming to mind. Then of course, we hear news of President Donald Trump’s executive order and travel ban on Friday, January 27, 2017.
Lower courts at the ARC (Cunningham)
Overall I was really happy with my video essay about my friends playing basketball. I really enjoyed my editing of this assignment and I believe it was the best aspect of it, just as it was in my photo essay. I liked working with a topic I enjoyed and the entire process was a pretty good time. I received a lot of positive feedback from the class and I feel a lot of my classmates shared in my liking of my work.
This time I came in around 9 p.m. on Monday to get a head start on my editing which helped A LOT with the shortened deadline on Tuesday. The entire process was easier having spaced it out and it was a lot less stressful.
The biggest thing that I learned this week is to watch out for the automatic focusing on the camera. In my opinion it was the biggest flaw in my video, but now I am sure I will not let that get in the way of any future videos.
Studying hard at the library
For our second assignment, we had to shoot photos that had a constant theme/told a story. I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do for my project for a few days. I knew I wanted to do a day-in-the-life type story, but I kept on dithering back and forth between different ideas. However, on Sunday night I was hanging out with some friends when they decided to go to the library to work on homework. That’s when I got the idea to document the trip.