Saturday, January 5, 2008

Digital Media Blog Post #1

Welcome to a new semester and a great new opportunity. This is the first time that a class like this has been offered in O'Neill and the first time you can receive credit through TANN for taking it. Digital Media looks to be a challenging, mind-stretching, enjoyable experience for all of us involved this semester. For your first blog post, please comment on your hopes, fears, and expectations of this course. What projects are you thinking about creating this semester? What types of learning will most directly mesh with your learning style? Finally, where do you think you will use the knowledge gained from Digital Media in your near or distant futures?

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14 comments:

DannyLee said...

Well, I hope to become a little more apt to film a good movie that doesn't look too cheasy :P but i do kind of have a fear of acting in front of strangers. I think i will use this knowledge if i have to put a project together for college, or just as a good background for later careers that might qualify my higher than my competition :D I also hope that i can learn to make better movies than the ones i've already made... well Jordan Peterson and I. Here is a link to watch them - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7A3HkmgbKg
There are three total :)

katies said...

Hopefully during this class I'll learn a lot of different things (or a broad range of things) about digital media and movie making all together. This class should be a good experience and I hope to learn a lot during the course of this class.

Kylie said...

Im so excited to be taking this class, because I will use it within the career I hope to pursue (Broadcasting and Communications). I hope that I will be more creative and learn new shortcuts to make movie making better. I do like to be the MOST creative and being in a class with so many creative people intimidates me and is what I would call my fear! A couple projects that I have in mind to do would be: Here's What You've Missed (dealing with my life through my Senior year. It would be for my older sisters who couldn't be around much during my Senior year and this movie would able them to know what I did throughout.) and my Senior Video (to play at graduation).

Tiff said...

I hope to learn how to make short movies that have a meaning to me. I think one of my problems will be figuring out what to make my movies about. I want to be able to use this in the future to make videos of the many experiences that I will have.

Ciera said...

My worst fear, as far as this class goes, is that I will not be able to remember all that I learn. There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to film making. Even if an individual wishes to fully express themselves through their films, there is always a chance of being shot down... A person's ego will come crashing to the ground just because of harsh criticism.

However, I do believe that the hands on training offered in this class will help immensely!

Connor said...

My biggest fear for this semester is that I will not be able to decide what type of videos to make. I hope that my videos turn out alright and that I will be able to find a practical purpose for creating them! Being able to actually shoot and edit my own videos will really help me to learn, instead of just reading out of a book and doing a worksheet. I think that this class will be a lot of fun, and it will be interesting to see what everyone creates!

Brittany said...

I am hoping out of this class to get a better idea of how movies are created. I am very interested in all that it entails but know very little. My fear is that I won't be able to come up with ideas or my ideas will be to challenging for me. I would like after this semester to be able to creatively put together a video of my friends and family. I am not positive but am considering going into Broadcasting and Communications so I am hoping it will help me with my decision. Also, the best way for me to learn is by doing it hands on, so I am very excited for this class!

MichaelH said...

For this course, I hope that I will be able to learn a lot more about film making and be able to make and edit my own. I thought about making like a little film about friends and what will help me the most I think will just to gain experience through practice. Hopefully my job will include the skills that I will learn during the duration of this class.

Kelo S said...

I am excited to learn about making videos because i dont have much experience other than powerpoint videos which definately arent very difficult i hope that i do not have to be filmed cause it kinda creeps me out. other than that im very excited that i get Highschool and College CREDIT! and i think Mrs.Morrow will make this class fun! :)

jacquelinep said...

During this course I hope that I will learn the tools needed to make an awesome senior video. This class also seems like it will be alot of fun, because last semester we had a great teacher will a passion for what she teaches and this semester we get that same teacher. I guess my only fear would be not catching on right away or having trouble with any of the material. My expectations are that I learn all the skills and are able to remember them to use them in other instances, like senior videos. I'm not positive what projects I want to creat but I do like comedy and that would be fun to make something comical. I think I learn best with partners or one-on-one teaching. When we are given an assignment, explained through once and then told to do it, I forget most of what is supposed to be done I think I will use what I gain for this class in senior vidoes home vidoes and just fun vidoes that you can laugh about later.

DannyLee said...

I think Kelly is a suck up! :P

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AmandaH said...

I've always liked the concept of making my own music video, i love listening to music and i think that it would be really cool. Working in groups or as a team (like we are with the scavenger hunt) will help alot with the learning process that way we can ask our peers for help too. Im not quite sure where my knowledge of digital media will take me in the future, probably just messing around with my friends and making home movies.

Keshia said...

I am really excited for this class. I am ready to learn how to make good movies!!! I'm not really sure yet what projects I want to do. I like to work in groups or partners!! I will use what we learn in this class to make my graduation movie, movies of important things in my life, and when I have kids to make movies of the things they do!!!

Taylor said...

I am really excited to be taking the Digital Media class, especially after taking Digital Design. I have never really gotten the chance to learn how to do movie editing before so it's all going to be new to me. I really enjoy working with partners or in small groups. The learning seems to be easier for me. I hope that by the end of the semester I have a good understanding of the use of digital editing programs.