Reflections over Media Production I

 

Before this course, I had a very limited skill set when it came to technologically communicating, and not even a basic understanding of some of the programs we learned. My skills have greatly expanded thanks to the tutorials and habitual use of the steps necessary. I now can operate final cut pro, adobe media encoder, garage band, photoshop (for editing photos), wordpress, switch, and much more.

Being able to maneuver through these programs to create slideshows, podcasts, HD videos, blogs, and projects is a useful and wanted skill in the professional world, one that I hope to make use of in the future.

Visually, I can now better conceptualize, while in the planning process, how projects should turn out after taking this class. The five shot rule guides me in video project creation, so my video will flow better and make more sense to the viewer. Angle and lighting are also two factors I have learned to take into account in order to complete a project to its highest potential.

I now understand the compromise of high quality pictures and high file size. Of course, we would all like the most high definition possible, but not if it takes four minutes to load. The transitions recommended in the tutorials ensure that the viewer is not jarred or taken aback by quick cuts, but rather has an enjoyable experience when going over my material.

There is no doubt that I have grown in my interpersonal communication this year while completing the assignments of this course. I needed contact, schedule, interview, get up close and personal while shooting, and properly thank all those who agreed to help me. This of course is sometimes nerve-racking, when conducting interviews with those who are not close to you. This course helped me learn through trial and error the most effective and stress free way to communicate with those who are the subjects of a project.

 

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