In the research section of the mobile journalism iTunes U course,I learn basically what it means to be a citizen journalist and how to use the iPad effectively as a tool for recording video. 9/21
in the visual storytelling section I learned the effect of shooting from certain camera angles, and the action versus reaction technique. 9/21
for shooting tips I learned about the crippling condition of vvs, how to use the rule of thirds and walldo as well as extensively practicing them.9/23
for the sound section of the mobile journalism course I learn about the difference between noise and nat sound, how to use nat sound effectively as well as how to get in real close to get good nat sound.9/23
During the interview portion of the course I found a bit of challenge in some of the recording techniques and job of being the interviewee, but altogether I found that I got the hang of it pretty quickly. Some of the keys for a good interview are to treat it like a conversation, ask open ended questions and have who you're interviewing look at you not the camera.9/23
Editing for me I found easy since I've used iMovie before and have edited several hours of footage down to a half hour or twenty minutes to five minutes. Basically I just learned how to over lap fine trim and fine tune footage and audio.9/23
As I begin my interview package yesterday I managed to capture some pre-emotive B-roll to start my videographical surplus. I wasn't able to get any interviews due to a shortage of coaches not to mention the one head coach being sick, so I did not want to risk infecting me or taking away from his students in the pool. Today I should be able to get interviews from coaches divers and some swimming and diving footage is my hope that everyone is there and the coaches are well. 9/24
I have been absent for quite some time. As you may or may not have seen I've posted 2 new videos my newscast project from about 2 or 3 weeks ago and my final project. Both of these were challenging but I managed to do good with them...the newscast at least I've yet to hear about my final project. All in all first semester has had it's challenges, but here I am at the end of the year with 3 days till winter break and I've done way better than I thought I would have. considering I was pretty worried coming into high school any class I was mediocre in last year I am showing stellar results.