Our tenth and final assignment focused on broadcast journalism. It was actually pretty fun when we got into it and I enjoyed trying to find different shots.
Kiana and I partnered to report on the Rookie Rugby camp that Wyoming Rugby hosted during November. Since I’m a member of the women’s team and I help coach, I thought it would be a fun and unique event to report on.
Videoing the actual camp was super fun. I really enjoyed getting down on my knees so the viewers could see the action from the kids’ point of view. It’s also just cool to stand on the side lines and watch the coaching style and see how the kids progress. I’ll admit there were times I was happy I was videoing instead of coaching because of some of the drills (and punishments: like burpies). There were also times that I laughed and the video picked up on it (We had to edit that out).
The editing process was super frustrating. I enjoyed getting to know the software but from day one we had problems. Since we filmed on a video camera we had to download the Sony program on my computer to get the videos off the camera. Then we transferred them all onto a flash drive so we could get it onto Adobe. That took an entire class period and a half. Then while we were editing the video, after two hours of work, Adobe Premier froze and we lost most of our work. It was as if the world did not want us to do this video. It was super nice however, when we went to check it on Monday and only the last 45 minutes of work hadn’t been saved. We were able to get back in our editing mode and continue on to finish it (including saving it every 5 minutes so we wouldn’t lose anymore work).
I found figuring out Adobe to be very surprising. There was a lot that we could do and it was really nice having Cassie there to help us through it. Once you figure out the program, it’s pretty easy to get in your own little zone and knock off a bunch of editing. I think next time, I’ll make sure to save the video periodically so I don’t have to go through the stress of having the program freeze and then nothing be there the next day.
In the future, I do not really see myself using video for my career. I want to focus more on print and online journalism so I’ll be working with words. Maybe I’ll have a chance to do something with video reporting but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Still I’m happy to have had the experience. This class has helped strengthen my tool box and I feel like future employers will enjoy seeing what I have done in a practical sense. It’s not exactly like I can put what I’ve done on a resume but I can put a link to this blog which will allow employers to explore my work.