Category: Thoughts and Ideas

How To: Stitching Videos

For my final assignment, I used a variety of videos to tell my story. Rather than simply make each video its own post on YouTube, I decided to stitch them together. This allowed for more detail within each video and aids in the overall telling of my story. In...

Look, Listen, Analyze.

Look: Watching this video without the sound was a unique experience to say the least, although it did provide me with an experience I am not used to. When the scene began, the characters are shown to be looking around, alluding to someone entering the room. The camera then...

Reading Movies

Reading Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie” was both interesting and informative. I have been a viewer of many movies and TV shows in my life and often can note “cool” and “unique” scenes through camera work. However, I have never had the expertise of vocabulary in order...

Moon Graffiti

Overall, I found Moon Graffiti to be a compelling, interesting, thought provoking, and emotional story. From the moment it began, I was immediately hooked. As it continued, I was drawn in even further. While we as listeners were exposed to the “point” of the story fairly early on, I...

TED Radio Hour and ScottLo

The broadcast, TED Radio Hour, tells the unique experience of an MIT professor and her relationship with technology. The story begins with an expose of the professor, intriguing listeners while simultaneously providing important information. It is then explained that she went to a nursing home and saw an elederly...

Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad

Hearing Ira Glass‘ explanation of the building blocks of broadcasting was not only incredibly informative, but also very interesting. While seemingly simplistic, many listeners, or even some broadcasters, do not know how imipactful these elements are to create a successful story. The first component is that of an anecdote....

The Vignelli Canon

For this assignment, we were directed to read The Vignelli Canon, a design resource booklet constructed by Massimo Vignelli. Prior to this assignment, I had never heard of Massimo Vignelli, but was shocked to see how much of his work I was familiar with. Specifically, his design of the...
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