Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Searcy and Wilson Final Project


This was a fun project to do. I liked that we could decide what went into it and I liked working with my partner. I think that the hardest part was picking out what should go and what shouldn't. I think that putting it together was very hard to accomplish. It was also extremely difficult to voice over in the background because there was a lot of background noise. We had to re-do it over and over again. Picking out the pictures for the iweb was pretty hard too because you had to watch out for mergers and remember the rules that we learned over the course of this semester. That is what I thought was hard and not so hard about this final project.

Monday, May 2, 2011



This project wa svery fun to do. ONe thing that I learned is the different types of shots. I don't think I ever realized that there was so much to learn and remember about filming. I learned about editing too. I figured out how to upload things that I filmed onto iMovie, and edit it. Something that I didn't like about this project was being patient while I waited for my shots to finish. I also learned about what your fingers mean.  For example, your third finger means that sound screws you. In other words, you can fix video after you film it, but you cannot fix audio. That is what I learned by doing this project. 

The Creeper


If I would change something it would be that we have more time to come up with the video it's self so we know what we are doing completely before we start video taping. Also we would try to make it more smooth not choppy. The skipping down the hallway was the best part of the film, it was very happy! The overall scenario was real good.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I learned a lot about interviewing. One thing i learned was that you are supposed to ask open-ended questions. Open-ended questions are questions that can't be answered with a simple yes or no. The purpose is to get more of the story. Another way to get the person you are interviewing to talk is to look at them and make sure you don't interrupt them while they are talking.  If you look at them and smile as if they haven't given the right answer it makes them feel like that haven't said what you are looking for and it encourages them to talk more. I learned that you have to ask someone before you interview them to make sure that they are willing to talk to you. You should have questions already prepared before you go into the interview, that way you know you are going to get the information you want. Your first question should be 'whats's your name and how do you spell it', that way you know you aren't gonna pronounce it wrong since there are so many ways to pronounce names. You then should ask them a comfortable question that you know that aren't going to have a problem talking about and then halfway through, or toward the end of the interview, you can ask your harder question. That is what i learned about interviewing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The First Amendment Rights

The first amendment is freedom of religion. This law gives people the right to follow or worship any religion that they want to in the United States, however, this is not an absolute. The reason it is not absolute is because this is only true when it does not go against another law, or harm other living beings. For example, if a religion said that they were to burn other people's homes while people are inside, the government would not allow it. They have to put their people first.  That would probably have to arrest them for murder, which would be the law that they did not follow. That is the reason that the first amendment is not an absolute law.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

News in the Future

In the future, the paper may not be an option because of the advancements in technology. The internet is also going to have to find a new way to get money because the news online is currently free. If people continue to use the free internet then they may need to start charging money because otherwise the paper is losing money that they need. Producing the paper is not as needed and also wastes paper. I think that the news is going to be spread around in a different way. It will be more on television and on the internet. That is the way i think news is going to be presented in the future.