Monthly Archives: October 2015

Video Production and Editing 1 – Demonstration Video

This is a group project I worked on in one of my Video Production classes.

This video demonstrates on the operation of two different lapel microphones on both professional and consumer grade cameras. I edited this video together in Final Cut Pro X. The person on camera is NOT me, but I also assisted in filming the video.

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Radio Ad – Double Talk (30 sec.)

Here is a radio ad I produced for our college radio station promoting the show Double Talk. I used Pro Tools to record, edit, and add the music used in this ad. The music I used at the end is “Happy Boy End Theme”, licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution license by Kevin MacLeod. Kevin’s website is incompetech.com.

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Station Imaging

Here is a station imaging segment I created for my college radio station, complete with station identification. I designed it to be used at the conclusion of any show that may air on the station. I recorded and edited this together in Pro Tools.

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TC PR Podcast – Accomodations

TC PR is a segment in between shows on my college radio station, TC Campus Connection, that is later archived as a podcast. TC PR explains different programs and services that are available to NWTC students. This episode details how accommodation services at NWTC can help students with various types of disabilities.

This episode is a group project I helped put together. I assisted Taylor Wardlow in writing the script, as well as recording the episode intro and interviewing Mee Saykao. Seth Wanie edited the final version together.

Taylor came up with some questions that I tweaked to better the flow with what accommodation services, and I also added a few of my own questions.  I recorded the episode intro using Pro Tools.  To record the audio in my interview with Mee, I used a Zoom Mic portable audio recorder.  Seth imported both my bounced intro and the recording of the interview into Pro Tools, where I supervised and approved of the final edit of the project.

The most difficult part of editing between me and Seth was making it fit within the maximum 5 minute duration.  The pre-recorded show intro and outro was already 30 seconds each, and while the information provided in the interview was good, it was already 8 minutes alone.  Immediately, all potions of me asking the questions were cut.  Also, a lot of good information that were recorded didn’t end up making the final cut just for time purposes alone.  We only left the bare minimum of information that would be essential for an incoming NWTC student to understand what Accommodation Services is and how they might be able to benefit from it.  Below, I have all of the questions asked during the interview:

  • What is accommodation services?
  • Who is eligible for accommodation services?
  • Why should people who are eligible for accommodations apply for it?
  • What are some of the accommodations students can get from your services?
  • What is the process for finding a note-taker for a class, and are there any benefits for being a notetaker?
  • If a student utilizing accommodations requests a note-taker, do they pay the notetaker themselves, or is that already taken care of by your department?
  • If a future college student plans on attending NWTC and is eligible for accommodation services, how soon should they meet with an accommodations advisor?
  • What advice would you give to incoming NWTC Students on how to get the most out of their education?
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Film and Broadcast Scriptwriting – Media Campaign (Suicide Prevention)

In my scriptwriting class, one of the group assignments was to produce a campaign for an ongoing event or issue that could be used for TV, radio, and the Internet.  One thing I did with my group was write the TV Public Service Announcement.  Below you can see a copy of it:

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Macintosh Image Editing – Final Project

Macintosh Image Editing was a course where I learned about Adobe Photoshop, and how to use it to effectively edit images.  For the final project, we had use Photoshop to create an interactive presentation in PDF form that details what we have learned and what we can do using Photoshop.  The style of the presentation could be anything you wanted.  I chose a screenwriting style.  You can download the presentation here (right-click and save target as).

To create the “screenplay” effect, I first typed everything out in Celtx, a free application designed specifically for screenwriting and pre-production.  I could then export this directly to PDF.  To open the PDF in Photoshop properly, I first opened the PDF in Adobe Illustrator, and then I could export the document as a PSD.  I then used Photoshop to tie in every photo and graphic made in Photoshop together.

Once I was done with the page, I saved the file both as a PSD and a PDF, each in a separate folder.  Then, I used Adobe Acrobat to put together all the PDF “pages” and add the links and buttons to make the resulting document interactive.

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