Scene 1, Take 2!

From Idea to Video

Making a video is a fairly complex process, and while it can be fairly stressful and take a lot of effort, it is also incredibly rewarding.  First, there has to be a reason or thought that sparks the creators interest, something they want to explore or discover and then turn into a video.  They take this idea and work with it, think about it, experiment with it, to decide how exactly they want to produce their idea.  This can and should require a good bit of effort and thought, as in my experience, it is likely the most important aspect of making a video.  Thorough preparation of a video is what makes it look best, as editing can only do so much for a video.  Of course the actual recording of video is what makes up the actual content, but if you don’t properly prepare for this, then the video won’t look as good.  The best way to improve this, then, will be to plan out more shots, or new ones entirely, then go back and record them.  Once this is done, along with all the editing and post production, you have your own final video, and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.

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Building a Business (Card)

Designing: The Basics

When it comes to graphic design, you can create just about anything.  From a business card to pamphlet, to designing illustrations for a website, there are a variety of tools that allow you make what you want, how you want.  Programs like Photoshop allow anyone to design artwork for their own personal use, the limitations basically being your imagination.  But, when it comes to designing some form of visual, there are some key basic aspects to any creation.

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The Art of Photogrpahy

1, 2, 3, Smile!

The introduction of the phone camera into today’s society has given almost everyone the ability to take photos that look professional.  Specifically with the powerful cameras that are featured on the newest iPhones, anyone can pull out there phones, snap a quick pic, and it looks high quality.  Not only that, the excess of photography apps allow anyone to use their phone to add polished after effects to their photo, ranging from intriguing filters to selective focus.

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What’s That Sound?

Podcasting: Rest Your Eyes and Listen

Podcasting has become a pretty popular form of communication over the past few years.  In its most basic sense, it it’s a more modern form of radio broadcasting.  Podcasts are pretty easy to access too, as you can listen on a web browser or use an app on your smartphone.  Another reason podcasts are so popular is purely because there are so many, and you can find one with a topic on just about anything.  Podcast topics range from fictional stories about true comes or mysterious places to more intimate interviews with average people about significant events in their life.

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What Makes a Blog?

What is Blogging, Really?

Communication is one of the most fundamental parts of our society, and blogging, along with social media, is likely the true modern form of communicating.  Like other forms of communication, such as newspapers, television, and radio, blogging allows someone to write about something, an event, a person, or even an idea, and share it with a widespread audience.  Occasionally, people share their opinions about a certain topic.  This spread of information and opinions helps make our society well informed, as people can learn about what’s going in their community, both on a small and large scale.  It also helps connect everyone, because it gives us the ability to read about what other people think.  This is where blogging comes in particularly handy.  When someone blogs, instead of writing for a newspaper or magazine or appearing on television, it gives the audience the ability to respond.  Instead of just reading an article and possibly discussing it with some of my friends, when I read a blog I can respond directly to the writer. Continue reading “What Makes a Blog?”