Ending the Semester

I have learned a lot of new skills this year in Media 2. I feel that this class has been beneficial. This class has helped me strengthen my communication skills technologically, visually, and interpersonally.
I learned to strengthen my technological communications skills by learning to use my recorder and camera to better capture something that I want to share to an audience. For example, through learning the five shot rule I was able to better show my audience the full picture of baking chocolate chip treasure cookies. They were able to see what my chief was doing when I did an over the shoulder shot. I have learned through the use of my editing skills what makes a good video. For example by learning to edit out filler words and unneeded video clips, my videos sounded and looked better.
I learned to strengthen my communication skills visually. By learning about the five shot rule and taking pictures from different angles, I was able to create projects that people will understand. Through these skills I have gained I can now communicate to people visually the emotion of a video by getting a close up of the face. I was able to show how much Maria Smith likes to sing and be involved with St. Mary’s chapel choir by getting a close up of the emotion in her face when she sings and directs. I was able to capture her laughing in a photo to show people who do not know Maria or about the chapel choir that they are a great group.
This class strengthened my interpersonal communication skills. I have learned how to ask questions and what questions to ask in an interview. I have also learned how to explain to other people that were in my videos about what I was doing in the class. I was able to get people to do my project by explaining to them what I wanted the video to portray. For example, when doing the CrossFit video I explained to the CrossFit class why I was there filming. Because I explained it to them well, they were helpful and were not shy when I was filming them.
These are how I strengthened my communication skills technologically, visually, and interpersonally. I feel that these skills I learned will benefit me I know I will continue to build on what I have learned in class.

Anticipating A New Year

I am excited for this semester at St. Mary’s and also a little nervous. One of the aspects I find interesting about this class is learning more about editing video. I am also excited that I will learn how to put background noise in my videos. This year, I hope to be able to learn more about conducting interviews. Some of the challenges I anticipate this semester are finding ample time to work on all the projects and being patient while working with Final Cut Pro. I think it may be difficult to find a time to interview the people since we all have different schedules. I think I can solve these worries by staying organized. It will be helpful if I schedule in times that I have to work on editing the videos. I can offer my interviewees multiple times that are available. I think that if I take my time on the projects, than Final Cut Pro will cooperate. This course relates to my career because I hope to possibly go into a field that involves journalism. The interviews will help me conduct interviews at my future job. This course also relates to my career because the projects will get me to talk to different people. I am thankful for the opportunity to take this class. I know I will learn a lot this semester and improve on some of my skills.