Final Thoughts: Media Production 1

So, this semester has finally come to an end and its time to say goodbye to my media production class. I have learned more in this class that I thought I would. A part of me wishes it were a bit longer to keep learning. However, there are three areas where I felt that I grew the most in.

Technologically: This is probably the area where I grew the most. I have been curious about Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and WordPress for a while now and, this class gave me the opportunity to learn about them. This class even taught me more about software that I already knew like GarageBand for the podcast assignment. Using equipment such as the Lavalier mic and a voice recorder, allowed me to practice how to get great audio.

Visually: With the help of some Photoshop magic, and understanding some basic photography principles, I have learned how to make my pictures pop! I was shocked to see that I could actually take some great pictures especially for the Day in a Life assignment. At first I thought one needed to have fancy equipment to take stunning photos or super clear videos, but all you really need is a smartphone.

Interpersonally: For the longest time I wanted to post a video on YouTube but was too scared to try. By taking Media Production, I posted my first video giving me the confidence to start thinking of creating videos outside of this class. Also, I realized that having to film in front of people and interview others makes me nervous but at least it made me step out of my comfort zone. For example, having to film the scene on campus was difficult because I felt so embarrassed trying to film, that I had to build the courage to ask one of my friends (who happened to help coordinate the event) to be my interviewee.

Overall, I have learned that one needs to believe in them and not be afraid to get close for that perfect shot. Vision, plan, and executed.

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