This semester was the first time I took a multimedia class this intensive all online. The class presented some challenging, but overall rewarding moments and it has been fun.
Favorite Projects – Creating the logo and the audio story were probably my favorite projects in the class. The logo project in paticular because I used to try and create logos back in the day when I had photoshop and it never worked out once the images left photoshop, so it was exciting to learn how to use illustrator and work with shapes and lines. Took alot away from that project. The audio story was fun because of the editing. Much like with Premiere, the process of editing and fine tuning and adjusting volume levels all the geek stuff, I enjoyed it.
Career Path – I’m going to be involved in broadcasting and sports for my career but the tools I learned this semester from this class are going to be very valuable for me going into a media-driven field. Given the competitive nature of the line of work I’m aspiring for, having the tools to contribute in other ways can help get my foot in the door.
Skills I Didnt Learn - I would have maybe liked a little more time with the video aspect of the course. I feel like with it being at the end it can be rushed as all other classes are ending too and the focus can shift a little. I found myself juggling back and forth between this project and the 3 other projects for other classes as they were all due at the same time. (Stressful!)
Final Thoughts – Like I said earlier, this class presented alot of challenges for me both through the content and my own ability to stay focused with an online class. This class did provide alot of personal satisfaction and rewards for being able to complete all of the assigned projects and recieve good markings on them. I feel like I learned in this class that I will be able to take with me in the future. I do wish that I had purchased the entire suite so that I could continue to work on my skills after this semester, but a $500 price tag was, and still is, too much! For the instructor, I never met Dr. Beam in person and actually never saw him on campus, but he was 100% spot-on with responding to student’s questions. I have never seen a professor so prompt on their reply or availability than he was, so I thank you for that, because anytime I got lost I could go to the discussion forum and see the question I had is already answered. Also, the tutorial videos were easy to understand and follow and directions for assignments were always clear. TA’s did a great job too of getting grades in promptly and staying in contact with us, or me in paticular, throughout the semester.
Thanks for everything.
For the future of this blog, I’ll still continue to use it most likely for any other classes I need to.