Looking ahead to Multimedia Production (Blog Post #1)

3 months ago I was sitting on my couch at home, browsing the course registry, looking for classes to take this semester, and I stumble upon one entitled “Multimedia Production” offered in the spring. The title itself was enough to draw me in and intrigue me. After I read the course description however, I knew this was the one I needed to take. I registered immediately.

Now, even though I knew this was the class I needed to take, and knew a little of what would be done, I had no idea what to expect. So, I took a look back at past students work to really get an idea of what was ahead of me. What I found intrigued me.

I looked through the multitude of blogs from previous years on the class website. I quickly browsed a few, and became excited for a few things. What I noticed first was how the writing skill of these individuals dramatically increased, something I would very much like to see in my own writing. The next thing I noticed was the photo assignments. Recently, I’ve taken a photography course, and developed an affliction for the craft. A way to showcase photography and write about it is exactly what I want.

After reading through the syllabus, it seems as though the assignments have changed since the 2014 blogs I glossed through. For instance, the syllabus mentions a video assignment, the likes of which I did not see on the previous blogs. However, this interests me even more, because of my love for photos, what can be better than that? Moving pictures! I’ve always had an interest in video production but never had the gumption to do anything about it.

As far as what is on the docket for my own personal production this semester, I haven’t looked deep into events this semester, however, being a college town, I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities for report-worthy events that I will surely attend to get the most out of this class, honing not only reporting skill, but journalistic skill as well.

I am slightly nervous about a few things leading into this course. Firstly is the amount of content that will seemingly be produced. Just by sheer amount, it seems like each week will be a heavy load with a lot of pressure. This is something that is a catch-22, being I am both nervous and ecstatic about. Another thing I am nervous about is breaking out of my comfort zone to find good quality things to report on. What I mean by this is, as a naturally introverted individual, it can prove difficult, personally, to interact with people at events, and get the best possible result. This is also another thing I am very excited for because I feel as though this course is the push I need to break free from the shackles of my own mind.