Before this assignment.. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I thought it would be pretty self explanatory.. Boy was I wrong. I had camera difficulties, causing me to have to read the manual for an extended period of time. After shooting, I realized without a tripod, for me it was almost nearly impossible to get the camera to stop shaking with a freehand even when I didn’t breathe. I have some work to do on that. Editing I had some issues, but I learned throughout every mistake. I am not going to lie, my anxiety was absolutely through the roof. I was worried about making the deadline after my technical difficulties. It was a great learning experience. I’m excited to continue learning/ My video can be viewed here.
When I first started this assignment I thought the hardest part would have been using the camera without a tripod because I am naturally a very shaky person. However, after completing the project, I now realize that was the least of my worries. There were times when it took me 15 minutes just to get the camera to focus. I also had trouble deciding what to take pictures of. The Quad was easy so I plan to challenge myself in the future.
The editing process was difficult because I never used Adobe before. I was very behind during class and it stressed me out, but in the end I was able to complete the assignment. After watching the video on YouTube I realize my video shots are not the proper size, but now I know what to look for and figure out how to change it for the future. Now that I know what I am doing, I feel confident the next assignment will go a lot smoother. My video can be viewed here.
St. John’s Catholic Newman Center
This was the most overwhelming homework assignment I have ever had. I think my friend in the class is about to block my number from his phone, since I have been texting him with so many questions. It was also rough timing for me because this assignment landed on a weekend when I was very very sick. I got out of bed for a total of four hours. This time combined for me to shoot my pictures and videos and then go to Carle urgent care.
Though I struggled with this assignment, I really do think it was a good start to the class. Now I know what it is going to take in order for me to succeed. Hopefully I do not get sick again, but I do feel like I am a lot more familiar with my camera. I love photography and videography, and I think I am going to really enjoy the projects we are assigned in this class.
My video can be viewed here.