The first lecture was on Monday in which Professor Greenwood first explained the syllabus. Then he discussed what makes good visual storytelling; you need time and skills. No surprise there. Audio, music, voiceovers, the duration and especially interview subjects are all elements that play a role in how one’s story is expressed. He said it is imperative to find someone who is articulate and can speak to a general audience, thus narrating the package. The class also used the iClickers for a poll on what field of journalism most interests us. I chose broadcast. Later I tweeted that video is my strongest area in reference to multimedia. I believe this is true considering my experience with shooting, editing and narrating multiple videos from high school that aired on the local PBS affiliate station, KET.
Yet now that I look at my old packages, I can see a lot of room for improvement. Some of my levels were all over the place. I notice a slightly tilted shot, a few jump cuts and an awkward transition. But I am tremendously glad for what Fern Creek H.S. allowed me to do. Unfortunately I can’t add video files to my blog using the free plan. I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.