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We’ve come this far– Emma Fotovich

This semester is already half way over, and as time passes I realize how much I have grown in regards to broadcast. When we first started this journey together, I was definitely nervous that I was going to struggle and drown, but as I got more confident in the abilities I already had, and confident that I was going to do well in this class. That confidence boost was definitely needed to continue down this road though.

Video Essay:

The first assignment was the video essay. This assignment was pretty simple, just film something. I loved what I came up with because it involved my beautiful dog. I knew I picked a good story when the whole room errupted with a chorus of “AWWW”. The one thing I struggled with on this assignment though, was the camera. I didnt know the camera well enough to make this essay the way I wanted it to be. The shots were grainy, and I yet again underestimated how camera-shy animals can be. Overall it went well though, and I loved the way it turned out.

VOSOTVO 1 and VO 1:

The second of our assignments was the first of the long legacy of VOSOTVO and VO we had to complete. I felt pretty confident at first, but as i continued to finish the assignment I realized how unprepared I was for it. I feel like now I have learned so much. The biggest challenge I faced was underestimating the power of the weather. I did my assignment on the snow, but when I went to go film the snow, most of it had melted. This created the first of many challenges. I then decided, rather than do it on the snow I should focus on how change in weather is bad for students daily lives. This worked a lot better in the end, and went down in history as my first VOSOTVO and VO sicne they were both on the same topic.
VO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciEjSem5z68
VOSOTVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FpeFQl3VoE

VOSOTVO 2 and VO 2:

The second group of VOSOTVO and VO went suprisingly well. It did help to get to meet with Dr. Collins to really improve my script writing. I was glad to have the help because it made writing scripts in the future easier. I sadly did not get my audio to work on this assignment, but I was glad to get to cover my favorite topic once again. I love doing stories on animals. It alwasy warms everyones hearts. I also got to kill two birds with one stone and get to follow a cat around with a camera, because yet again animals are afraid of cameras. If I had to change something with this VOSOTVO and VO however, I would get better shots, and really work hard at making sure the shots I do get are quality.
VO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4EefprugIo
VOSOTVO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGplqyQcYpY

VOSOTVO 3 and VO 3:

This was my favorite assignment. For my VOSOTVO I covered a local dance crew, and it was so fun to attend their practice and see how they run things. I was glad I got to cover something I am interested in as well. My problem with the VOSOTVO though, was that again my audio didnt turn out how I wanted it. I will make sure to fix it for next time.

As for my VO, I covered the scholarship halls. I enjoyed my topic, but I just wish I had gotten better shots. I wanted ones with people in them, but the day I shot there was no one to take video of because of the cold. I also was not too pleased on how my script turned out, but as usual I always win some and lose some.
VO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHvIiLIOmmA
VOSOTVO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di01JPceihQ

Overall, I really am enjoying this class. I have learned so much about myself and broadcast that I am gaining confidence. I am loving every minute of this class and I cant wait to have many many more.

How The Road Not Taken Became My Main Path


My Multimedia Story

A photo of myself.

At first I was scared, anxious and unsure about multimedia. I walked into the class never having used a video camera and could barely figure out how to set up the tripod. Professor Collins had an upbeat and extremely positive attitude about the class. I walked out of the first class session feeling a little less nervous, but still knew this was going to be a class that pushed me. Looking back, I could not be more thankful to have had this class. It pushed me in ways I had never expected. After tedious hours and tears (yes, I cried). I grew more confident with each assignment.  That positive attitude became contagious. By the last assignment I was excited and could not wait to get started and put my project together. As corny as it sounds I have grown as a student, professional and as an individual because of this class.

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Adventures in Multimedia: Planning it Out

They say it’s always good to think before you speak – I think you could take that a step further for multimedia and say it’s a good idea to plan before you do. Assignment six involves creating a “How To” piece, and before shooting, we had to create storyboards to plan out what our videos will look like. I did mine on “How to be Happy.”

Here’s a look at mine (please excuse my stick figures):

storyboard kassam

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storyboard kassam 2

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