As eight-week classes wrap up and courses are at their most intense, final and midterm exams are in full swing. While trying to schedule around their normal class work, extracurriculars and jobs, students have to find studying methods that work best for them.
I can’t even begin to explain my relief in completing my assignment 4 video. There were so many things about this assignment that I did differently which made for a much easier editing process than the last assignment.
I now feel like I’ve settled into a groove and have become exponentially more comfortable with Adobe Premier. It also doesn’t hurt that the software on the classroom computers worked with me this time instead of against me. Continue reading
By Joey Gelman
It is amazing how fast the semester has gone in Journalism 215, Multimedia Reporting. I came into the class with a very small background in multimedia projects and while it was a difficult learning curve, I feel as though I was able to make great strides as the semester went on. I will admit, that I still do not have a full grasp of everything Adobe Premiere has to offer, and in order to continue to succeed in multimedia, I have to continue to learn the ins and outs of the software itself. However, the base that this class has given me will be a great stepping stone to work on bigger projects that will come my way. This class has taught me how to better tell a story through multimedia. While the technical aspects may not be as professional as I would like them to be at this point, the majority of the project is to tell a clear and interesting story. I have been able to learn how to be a better storyteller, and that is a very important job for being a successful journalist.
Many people think of scary when they think of Halloween, but one family is trying to bring out the lighter side with their Monty Python tribute.
Jacob and Lori Bernard are bringing their love of the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to Halloween night. The Bernards are re-creating the “Flageolet Monk” scene from the cult classic and putting it on display in downtown Champaign. The Bernards, along with friends and anyone else who wants to join, will be walking throughout the city reciting and chanting the familiar scene. Continue reading
How To: Stop your Hiccups
Mia Reggi Assignment 5
Can’t stop those inevitable hiccups that pop in day-to-day life? Learn how to rid them quickly with some quick easy tips in my how-to piece! Hiccups can come up in daily life often unexpectedly and in public. It is useful to have a number of ways to stop them before them can become irritating or disruptive.
When first coming up for an idea on what to do my how to piece on I had some difficulty choosing just one thing. There is an area where we could show a bit of our personality as well as creativity. Because hiccups are something that nearly all people have experienced or will experience more than once in their lifetime I thought this was both a newsworthy and suitable story because it it a relatable topic that I could have some fun doing.
By Joey Gelman
When it comes to Jewish Holidays or gatherings, a Noodle-Kugel is always a staple.
A typical Jewish brunch would not be complete without a Noodle Kugel. While these meals mainly focus on bagels and deli meats, a warm, home-cooked side-dish is always an added bonus. However, when it comes to Kugel, my family is different than most.
The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle came to U of I to help teach proper recycling habits to students.
The University of Illinois was host to the Go Play Go Green event with Coca-Cola and Campus Vending. The workshop took place on the Illini Union Anniversary Plaza, just on the edge of the Illinois quad. The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle served as an interactive opportunity for students to learn more about recycling and sustainability. Students were able to learn the details of what happens after you throw away your plastic bottle into the recycling bin, and what their new recycling and sustainable habits should be.
Taking an in-depth look at a game day of Fighting Illini Football
For Assignments 2 and 3, I decided to focus my photo essay on the Illinois vs. Western Kentucky Football game from September 6th. I felt as though a sporting event had a clear beginning, middle and end, and would be a great topic for a storytelling assignment. I was excited to get to capture some of the unique elements of a sporting event, and for Assignment 3, capture the natural sound within Memorial Stadium. While a beginning and end are pretty clear in sports stories, I found it interesting to focus on the middle, as that is where the unexpected can occur, and I feel as though I captured a good portion of it. Enjoy!