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Finality.

My final project for Multimedia Storytelling, a look at how the recession is affecting college Army ROTC enlistment. Enjoy!

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A time for silence

Steering throughWe’ve been working this semester on video and adding audio to our photos, but we were assigned a silent, black and white photostory over the break. I was so excited to get back to just pictures!

Now that I know that unique element audio adds, however, I go through the story and see all the photos and think, “Ooh, if I had some natural sound here…” Bummer.

But, I still love the photos. Check it out here!

And…I’ll be posting some of the pictures I didn’t end up using for the photostory soon.

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Progress to date

Here is my work to date that hasn’t already been linked to on my blog.

Tim Best works on a sculpture for an upcoming show

My second soundslides assignment went well, I got it completed much more quickly than the first one. I feel like I was able to get a pretty good interview, but I had some trouble with the natural sound for this piece. It was pretty quiet when I went to see Tim Best at the workroom, and his sculpture was actually pretty far along. He was just waiting for some fabric to come in, so his sculpture was on hold and he didn’t need to use any of the machines.

That also meant that there wasn’t very much for me to photograph. I ended up with a lot of very similar pictures. But, the editing process went much faster this time, which was probably the most important part for me.

Partner Edit

This is my first assignment with video. My partner, Abigail Thatcher, shot this footage of the girl studying, then I had to edit it into a story. So. If you can’t tell, here’s the plot: Girl is writing, girl forgets what comes next, checks her notes, sees what she’s missing, goes back to writing. Not the most interesting story, I guess, but I think you can tell that’s what happens in the movie.

This editing was easier for me than the previous audio. I played around with the speed and reverse, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Stencil Artist

This is a story I did on a fellow UNT student who makes and spray paints stencils.I thought it was pretty cool I’ve never seen such intricate stencils. When I got there, I realized there was a whole new (crazy) development to his story. Watch it, it’s pretty interesting.

This editing took a long time, because my audio was a lot softer than I realized, and I had to edit around a lot of stuff with music in the background. When I exported it, the video, which had been a little dark, became a little too light. I’m looking into a way to fix that, but I haven’t found anything yet.

Flash Template

Say hello to my first attempt at Flash. It is missing a video on the first button, we can’t figure out what happened there. It works in Flash and testing it and just pulling it up, but it won’t work on the internet. Flash was a little confusing, but I think it would be a lot of fun to work in once I’ve played around in it a bit.

I still need to work on gathering my audio, I’ve had problems with that every single assignment so far. I feel like I’ve gotten pretty well acquainted with Final Cut and Soundslides, though. Now I just need some time to play around with Flash.

The skills I have learned (and am still working on) will help me get a job in the future, hopefully pretty soon after I graduate. Especially in journalism, technology and multimedia are becoming more pervasive and necessary. I doubt I’d be able to get a job in journalism after I graduate if I didn’t know these programs and have these skills.

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