Well, what can I say the semester is now practically over and what a fun journey this has been! I remember sitting here writing my first blog and now this is my last. There was so much we learned and covered over the semester and it was such a great learning experience. I really can’t believe how much has been accomplished over the course of the semester. Check out some of the work I did below, throughout the semester and some of the challenges it brought me. Enjoy!
Local residents march in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration orders at the University of Illinois Willard Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
I started to freak out as soon as assignment two was announced. How would I be able to capture and tie together all four emotions: afraid, fearful, excitement, and hopeful? I knew it would be challenging. I wasted no time thinking of ideas, but nothing was coming to mind. Then of course, we hear news of President Donald Trump’s executive order and travel ban on Friday, January 27, 2017. Continue reading →
My friend Will Sachet shows a big smile; just like his shirt
This week I completed our second assignment! Honestly, going into it, I was very clueless as to what I was going to do. In class before we actually started, our class came up with the four main words to focus on for the assignment which were afraid, fear, excitement and hopeful. This really puzzled me to start, but after some thought the best idea I came up with was taking pictures of my friends. Below, I will be reflecting on some of my results. Or, you can watch my final 12 pictures I selected here!
Hi! My name is Angela Kerndl. I am extremely relieved to be done with Assignment One. The shooting and editing was a bit stressful and I felt like I had no idea what I was doing for most of the time while we were using Adobe Premier. That being said, I am really looking forward to seeing improvements in my work throughout the semester. I can’t wait to learn more about all things multimedia!
James Boyd wears a shirt that says, “UNARMED” in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Up until this point, every journalism class I had taken at UIUC was easy. It all came naturally so I never felt much pressure to get my assignments done. However, this class challenged me from the start and by the end I think it truly humbled me. Continue reading →
Everything in life is learned. Whether it was the first time learning how to properly throw a baseball or memorizing the state capitals back in school, everything takes time.
As I expected, this lesson wasn’t any different when it came to learning about multimedia in our Journalism 215 course at the University of Illinois. Things took time — and yes, there was a learning curve — and they took effort. But in the digital age we live in, multimedia is a necessary tool to learn when it comes to being a journalist in the modern world.
From the moment I walked into Journalism 215, I could tell that this course was unique. Multimedia Reporting with Dr. Collins was an experience unlike any other, and definitely one that makes me gracious of my time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For our second assignment, we had to shoot photos that had a constant theme/told a story. I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do for my project for a few days. I knew I wanted to do a day-in-the-life type story, but I kept on dithering back and forth between different ideas. However, on Sunday night I was hanging out with some friends when they decided to go to the library to work on homework. That’s when I got the idea to document the trip.
Assignment 2 was a really cool experience for me. The idea of having a theme to our photos seemed a bit abstract when I first heard it, but it made me look at my surroundings differently which is a huge part of being a journalist and finding stories. While walking down Green Street to go get a hair cut, my eyes seemed to latch onto the absurd amount of construction going on just within a few block of campus. So I went back the next day with my camera and took some shots construction and newly built buildings that clearly like different than other parts of the Campus Town area. Although I liked the construction theme, it felt like it could have been a bit more visually appealing, which is where I came up with the idea for contrasting shots of nature. I thought it made for an appealing back and forth between shots, and more visually interesting as well. Here’s the work I put together for assignment 2!