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Soccer is fun – Koshy


Soccer is fun- both to play and photograph

For this assignment, I had a couple of ideas I wanted to pursue for the photo essay. The first was to shoot inside the kitchen of a restaurant with some oriental and unique cuisine. I thought I could get some unique photos of interesting looking food but I hit a roadblock when most oriental restaurants in and around campus refused to show me their kitchen! Instead I chose to shoot soccer practice at the fields near the Ikenberry Commons. I wanted to focus on the expressions of faces as the players kicked the ball, try some interesting angles from the perspective of the goalkeeper and other shots you would not normally be able to see during a live game. I experimented shooting in Sport mode on my camera for better captures of the fast motion in front of me. This worked very well. While trying to collect audio, I used two different tracks on Premier Pro: one the sound of players as they kicked and ran and two the background noise of locusts in the trees. Combined together, it provided a pretty authentic sound that I was happy about.

You can find my photo essay without audio here.

You can find my photo essay with the added soundtrack here.

Langhorne Reflection 1

My first camera experiment was a bit difficult for me. I discovered that my hand was not very steady but I did have some good ideas to shoot. I need more time with my tripod. I had to ask a lot of my peers questions but it did help me. I got to familiarize myself with who they were as well as get input. I did ask professor Collins a lot of questions but I tried to ask others first. I need to get better at editing and figuring out a better way to do transitions. I love dissolve. That feature kind of makes everything flow. I have not yet discovered if there are other features like that on adobe pr. but it’s so advanced I can bet there is. After watching my video on youtube I could tell it needed work. The shots were not terrible individually but collectively it could have been smoother. I am going to just do some shooting with my camera so I can get the feel of it. I think along with more practice on Adobe will help me precise my hand and improve my footage taking skills. I was a little stressed but it’s getting better.

My video can be found here.

Mediapalooza: Is the College of Media right for you?

A very tired Shalayne Pulia and I pose for a picture as Mediapalooza attendees blog about their experiences.  Photo credit: Jean McDonald

A very tired Shalayne Pulia and I pose for a picture as Mediapalooza attendees blog about their experiences.
Photo credit: Jean McDonald

On March 15, 2014, the University of Illinois College of Media hosted its fifth annual immersive open house, Mediapalooza. The event, which is geared toward high school seniors, boasted 85 registered families, the largest number since its creation in 2010.

Because prospective students must commit to a college by May 1, Mediapalooza aims to recruit attendees before that deadline, showing them what being a Media student at Illinois might be like.

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Assignment 1

For Assignment 1, I did not encounter any major issues. I used this as a learning experience and played with a few different settings on the camera. I really wanted to take pictures of things outside, but it was too cold for me to go out. I decided to find a few things in my apartment that I thought would appear nice in pictures. IMG_6277

Ah, What a Learning Experience


Here’s a detailed summary chronicling my journalism 410 experience; an experience that transformed from struggle to success. 

Okay, I will be the first to admit that I am the last thing from technology savvy (I am a news-ed major after all) and before this class I may have even been technological challenged. I am admittedly one of those people who pick up a device and completely ignore the instructions that come along with it, but I am more than aware that multimedia is growing more and more significant and prominent. Taking 410 has honestly been one of the most rewarding classes I have taken at U of I and I am thankful that I can continue to use the knowledge I’ve gained to further propel my journalism experience and personal creativity.

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