Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Digital Media Blog Post #1

Welcome to a new semester and a great new opportunity. 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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11 comments:

Hayley Herzog said...

I am excited to start doing Digital Media! I hope to make music videos and just some funny movies.

My fear is probably not having enough time to completely finish and perfect the project the way I want it to be.

Personally, I like to just kind of work with a camera or a program to figure out how it works rather than read a book or watch a tutorial.

I think I will use the knowledge that I gain from this class in my future in college and possibly even my future career.
-HAYLEY HERZOG-

.:A.v.e.r.y:. said...

This semester, I am hoping to create movie projects that are both fun to do, and may be used other then just for the class. I learn best by having someone show me what to do first, then doing it on my own. In my future I think the Digital Media class will help me for just having the general knowledge of the class. This class seems like it is going to be a lot of fun, and it is a different learning atmosphere then the every day classes that we take in school. I also think this class will help with working with others to create a great project that is original. I am most looking forward to making the commercials, the "Hey Big Shot!" project, and the music video.

McKenzie's DD Blog said...

For this semester, I hope to increase my knowledge on Digital Design and movie-making. I'm expecting to learn how to create movies or clips that catch the viewers' eye. I'm very excited to do projects such as the music videos or the scavenger hunts, as I have heard that they are very fun to work with. I learn better with having someone help me or just show me an example on how to do something. Finally, I think I will use what I learned from Digital Design in things such as a graduation slide show or a wedding slide show. As time goes on, there will probably be more opportunities that will come up to refresh my skills.

Heather's blog said...

For this semester of TANN I am looking forward to create the movies and create different things.I am intrested in creating movies to go with music and just learing how to use the camera and tools. The best way I learn is to get told how to do something and then try it for my self and be able to ask questions. I think I will use what I have learned in the future by being able to create movies in to see if this is something i would like to continue in the future. Heather

Molly said...

Entering this new semester of Digital Media I expect to learn a lot about using cameras and making videos. Right now I have little experience with video-making. Projects that interest me the most are: making my own videos using different angles, making commercials, and I also thought making a music video would be interesting. I learn the best from trying out different after learning them or being shown from someone with good direction in what they're showing me. I think I will be able to use what I gain from this class in future class projects and personal projects that I want to do. -Molly Gallagher

McKenna Moyes said...

This year in Digital Media, I'm really excited to learn how to do the different types of videos. I am mostly looking forward to doing a few music videos and doing the scavenger hunt. I think that doing the music videos or other types of videos will be a lot of fun because I will get the chance to used the different kinds of camera angles and different effects in the movies we'll be making. I hope this year that I learn as much as I can about different ways to use a camera and use the different effects and angles that film makers use in actual big screen films.
I think the thing I'm most fearful about is not using the right camera angles or very good effects and not being successful about making the movies or other projects.
I see myself using this information in the future in college. I would like to take a college class with Digital Design and learn more about it because it seems like something that I could see myself possibly doing in the future. It will also allow me to learn a lot more about different ways of using a camera and making videos.

Kelsey Mundhenke! said...

This semester, I am excited to being leaning about digital media. I am mostly looking forward to making funny videos. My only worry is not understanding something completely and then not creating a good project. I learn better with trial and error. It is easier to learn about a camera while using it rather than reading about it. I will use this information from the class to create my senior video next year. I also just want to know how to create good movies and music videos.

Jenna said...

As for this semester, I am excited to make funny videos and some normal videos because it has always been an interest of mine. My fear for this class is that I will not be able to get my projects done in time and I will not quite understand the concept of how to make a "Good" movie. I think that if someone shows me what to do on the video camera and then i do it myself, I will learn better that way. I'm hoping to understand how actual producers catch the eye of the audience also. It never really crossed my mind till now how much thought and creativity it take in order to entertain people. I'm hoping by taking this class that I will have the knowledge to make my own senor video next year when I graduate!
*Jenna Fernau*

bergenhesse said...

Well first of all this semester one thing that I can say that I'm worried about is my creativity, I can never really think outside the box and to create really interesting work sometimes thats what you need to do so I will probably need to spend more time when it comes to creating plans. I just hope that I can become more creative and learn a lot more through all the various projects that we do in class. I'm looking forward to the "Hey, big shot!" project and making the commercial, I think that there is a lot to learn from those projects. But I think that digital media is a class that I will benefit from, the type of learning that goes on is hands on, and that is what I benefit most from so I'll be able to take a lot away from this class!
*bergen!

Rainey said...

I am very excited about this semester with digital media! I like making movies and things in that category. I hope to learn many new things to improve my movie making skills. I fear losing all my video clips for a big project! I expect to learn many new techniques and different options i have when putting things together. I would like to do a short video preferably a humorous one. Also i would like to created a commercial and a music video. Actually doing the work and working with the programs helps me learn the best. I wouldn't mind going into something with digital media so this class and the skills i take away form here would be very helpful.

-Rainey

Liz said...

I am really excited to learn the little aspects of digital media that make it look more professional looking. I would like to create movies. I like to mess with a camera and figure it out rather than read the manual. As for a program i would rather read on how it works. I think it will help me just with little projects that I would want to do like my senior video.