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Tiffany Littler: Reflection of progress so far

VIDEO ESSAY:

The video essay was easy for me because I killed two birds with one stone. At work, I got sent to cover a church on fire. I thought this would be a simple VO to use for the video essay. One issue I had though, is I misunderstood the way Dr. Collins wanted our scripts structured. So during class I was scrambling to write everything down on a piece of paper before it was my turn to present.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuWg4xnWP4&index=17&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz

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VO/VOSOTVO 1:

 

My VO/VOSOTVO 1 felt like a bit of a train wreck. There was miscommunication between officials at the rec center and it felt like it took awhile to get an interview set up. So I wrote down different ideas and made it to Plan E. Thankfully, my Plan A worked.

VO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1su0k6yV8M&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz&index=37

VOSOTVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gVc18XtlU&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz&index=43

I got the interview done and wanted to get b-roll done of the rec center, but the woman I needed to speak with about what I was allowed to shoot, was on lunch. So I had to come back a few hours later to get the b-roll and everything worked out.

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VO/VOSOTVO 2:

The VO/VOSOTVO 2 was much easier for me than the first one. I didn’t have any issues with miscommunication between employees. I didn’t have an interview set up beforehand, but I didn’t have any issues with getting a quick soundbite.

VO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLuMNNW-Qc&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz&index=81&t=0s

VOSOTVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0lHVB8W8Is&index=76&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz

Getting video was hard because it was a very windy day and dirt was flying everywhere. Despite that, I think it turned it alright.

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VO/VOSOTVO 3:

Originally, I wasn’t sure what to do for the VO/VOSOTVO 3. I used to cover a lot of sports, so I figured it would be fun to cover the last women’s basketball home game of the season. I thought I could use it for my VOSOTVO because getting a SOT would be easy with the post-game press conference.

VO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9s_p5dn3T4&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz&index=106

Then I realized I wouldn’t be able to transcribe the interview properly, so I just decided to use it for my VO. I had a hard time editing because the main focus was the seniors, but I also wanted some action shots. Really, only one of the seniors made a great play and that was on defense. I think it worked out in the end, because I used a lot of closeups of the seniors getting recognized.

The interview went great for my VOSOTVO, however trying to get good b-roll was difficult. The tripod I had was very unstable. The light panel I had flickered. I didn’t have time to check out different equipment and redo everything, so I just worked with what I had. I’ve had many issues with equipment and have said something each time I check the equipment back in, but nothing seems to be done. That makes it sometimes hard to get good video. Other than that, I was satisfied with my VOSOTVO.

VOSOTVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIFDCKzdEqY&index=107&list=PLqpN7C8wHXjYSqJXh2GkQsBIXMfzgDLYz

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So far in this class, I’ve improved with time management and organization. I’ve learned to listen more, because there are very important details in our assignments that I sometimes forget. I’m looking forward to making packages and news breaks and hope I can continue improving and make things I can use for my newsreel.