5 Things I’ve Learned in Multimedia Journalism 101

The Fall Semester is wrapping up, and with it the Multimedia Journalism class that was the driving force behind this blog. Here are a few things I’m taking away from the experience:

  1. Video and Audio editing:

Thanks to iMovie, Garage Band (and somewhat Audacity), audio and video editing are easier than I ever imagined they would be. Far easier than InDesign, that is.

2. Storyboards:

It’s easy to breeze through a project without an outline, but coming up with storyboards for short videos, blog posts and audio sound slides has helped me discover how beneficial they can be to almost any creative project.

3. I Sort of like Twitter?

I never thought I would say this- but yes. I sort of like Twitter. I like that I’m not bogged down in ads from the moment I log in, and the text heavy format, and the fact that I have to limit myself to the bare bones. And Nihilist Arby’s. Always Nihilist Arby’s. Screenshot 2015-12-11 10.01.59

4. Multimedia journalism is a new thing

I guess the years melt away quickly since the inception of the digital age. But I really thought that video, audio and graphic renditions of story concepts would have come along sooner than 2011.

5. People are giddy to tell their stories.

I thought I would be met with a little more suspicion and reluctance when asking friends and acquaintances to share their stories (for my assignments). I’m always genuinely surprised and honored by how ready people are to share a part of themselves.

 

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