“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
Wow, we did it. What a semester. I am so proud to have reached this moment as a student, and more importantly, as a journalist. From the beginning, I felt like I was already embarking on an uphill battle. Taking Multimedia Reporting and Audio Journalism together in a semester was demanding to say the very least. My counselors and professors warned me, but I was prepared and ready to tackle the challenge head-on. There were many long nights, days spent running from interview to interview, and moments when I questioned if this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. But, I quickly learned over this semester that journalism is absolutely my passion. I met amazing people, covered inspiring stories, and pushed myself beyond what I thought was my limit. I’m so thankful that I was able to find the beauty in both success and failure. Each assignment had a purpose, and each assignment had a lesson. Follow along as I look back at my journey over the past few months.
First off, I’d like to start by saying how honored I am to be in the same class as so many talented individuals. The work that I saw put on display in each group’s final presentation was tremendous, and I think we can all say we have come such a long way and progressed incredibly well from the beginning of the semester.
How to Make an Ice Cream Sundae
A sweet frozen treat with a combination of your favorite ingredients.
Ice cream sundaes never get old. They are the perfect frozen treat for any time of the year, and you can make one yourself with a few quick, easy steps. The best part is you can personalize your ice cream sundae however you’d like! That’s right…no ice cream sundae is the same. Choose your favorite flavor of ice cream or feel free to combine them, add toppings of your choice, and share your creation with friends and family. This recipe is entirely dependent on what you’re in the mood for or what happens to be in your pantry, but here’s my favorite combination of ingredients. And, let me tell you, I think it is better than ANY ice cream parlor around.
Follow along with my guide to make the sweetest, most sumptuous sundaes…in less than 3 minutes! Are you ready?!
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.
Tuesday night. 8 p.m. Eyes are heavy, stomach is growling. Potential hallucinations from lack of sleep.
Assignment 2 proved to be a struggle for me. Continue reading