Throughout the entirety of Com 210 Multimedia Content Creation, the students were able to dip their toes into many different facets of media. From Photoshop to cutting and altering audio, I now have a broader range of knowledge when it comes to my Advertising major. My personal favorite project was creating a logo to successfully represent our overall message. The process that went into constructing a logo allowed for almost anything to be created. Diversity and uniqueness is something that is imperative when making a logo, and the overall process kept my interest the entire time. A logo is a small detail of a company, but it also is the part that their entire demographic will come to recognize the company as. Once I reach the career waiting for me as an Advertising Sales Director, the responsibility and trust that other businesses will instill in me with successfully and intricately making their logo a staple to the public will be my favorite aspect of the job. I strongly believe that all skills learned in the class will be used in my future. Advertising entails every aspect of media. Imagine compiling a 30 second commercial for Reebok; every single piece of knowledge obtained in this class will be put to use. The audio portion so the message is heard, the visual part so the message is seen, touching up and making sure the visuals are of highest quality, and finally the Reebok logo and slogan to slide in at the end of the commercial. All facets of this class are useful pertaining to the direction I want to follow in life. The course has only reaffirmed the career path desired for me. As I said at the beginning of this post, the students were only able to dip their toes into each portion of the class. I do not wish to learn more skills in this course, but rather to further advance my small amount of knowledge in each segment. I found the websites and resources provided by the class fitting enough for the tasks that were at hand.
For my final video I chose to express why I love soccer. Majority of the reason for why I love soccer is the friends and family around me. With this in mind I chose to interview three of my fraternity brothers whom I know has an extensive soccer background. Keaton Gray, Sammy Vetter, and David Stoecker were my worthy candidates for this project. In my video I wanted to only use the audio from the interviews. Replacing the visual from me filming the interviews with soccer clips of each of them, but firstly introducing each interviewee with a ten second clip of them holding the soccer ball and then a their name appearing on the screen. I found this fitting because it allows the viewer to become more emotionally attached to the people in the video because they actually know who they are looking at. To keep the story aspect of the project going I filmed a clip of me doing a Rainbow and then a backflip while I’m giving my interview. My interview is very important because it is the only audio expression I have in the film pertaining to me personally loving soccer. Next, I wanted to add in raw video clips of my friends and I playing soccer, because after all, they are the reasoning for my love of soccer. Introducing these videos I had a black background with the words, “These are the moments why I love soccer,” to bring in the next videos. The song that I used for the background music during this was an alternative rock song with a steady upbeat pace; https://soundcloud.com/marlamx. Finally, the last clip that I had was originally supposed to be a clip of me shooting a penalty kick, but what happened was thirty times more exciting. The series of events that occurred without the soccer ball touching the ground was shocking. Which is why I chose to have that as my last clip, to leave the viewer happy.
A message I want to make clear about my rough draft is that ONLY the audio from the interviews will be used. In place of the visual for my final project I will have various soccer clips of the people I interviewed as well as myself. As for the opening scene made in the second tutorial due last week, with the words “Leadership, Team Work, and Fitness” all appear in the visual from left to right about four seconds apart. In the background visual, I am passing the soccer ball around with Evan and Nick. I believe that the slow appearance of the visuals combined with the consistent action in the background creates an appealing thirty seconds to drag the listeners in. I wanted to take the same four questions that were soccer related and compare the different responses to the questions. Firstly, I wanted the listeners to learn a little about the person I was interviewing, so my lead-off question was asking about the interviewee’s background. Secondly, in order for the interview to be interesting something different and unique has to come up, which amounted to my second question wondering what the interviewee’s greatest soccer highlight was. Then, I asked the interviewee’s about the specific position they played and what responsibilities that the position had on the soccer field. Finally, I needed to pull on some heart strings in some way to add an emotional factor. Which led to my final question simply being, “Why do you love soccer,” that the interviewee’s would respond with how soccer has been there gateway to relieve stress, while at the same time thoroughly enjoying themselves. I decided to name my video, “Soccer Connects,” after the connections the sport of soccer allows people to make. Such as having a casual pick-up game and making a few friends from it, or for others, as is for my Father and I, soccer is a way of connecting on a deeper level.