DAA- Week 4 Review

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Hi Delroy,

 

I was really excited to review your final project because I was so impressed with your other posts on Mightybell. I read your post on the improvements you made this week, and I agree that the level of the music and the mix you did, eliminated any humming. I listened with my headphones several times and did not notice a hum at all.

 

For this week’s project, I liked what you did with the music, I thought it really met the intensity of the visuals and when I only listened to the audio the music made the dialogue more interesting.

I couldn’t really determine if you used any FX, with the exception of the explosion sound at the end. Are there FX sounds other than the ending explosion? And if so, did you intentionally make them subtle?

 

I enjoy the explosion sound but when I listened to it with the visuals it seems like it might need some tweaking. I think it could be timed with the reveal of ending words “natural rehydration” and may be shortened. I also would like if the echo at the end on your DIA track could be a tad more subtle. The effects you used on your voice in the beginning and middle are really nice and the echo at the end was a bit distracting for me. I’m normally for more subtle effects so this advice may not be the best if you wanted something more noticeable. If you did include sound effects I would have liked to hear them better. If you did not, I understand because the music and the effects on the DIA are interesting.

Because I watched this particular video in DVE from the Lynda.com tutorials, I like that you made it your own. Your dialogue and voice were my favorite part. I think you spoke very clearly, slowly and at the right intonation. For this last edit I would work on the final explosion sound and tweak it a little bit to enhance the natural rehydration visuals more. You did an excellent job on this project as well as your other projects for this class. I hope as I continue at Full Sail my work reaches the quality of yours. Great Job.

 

Yours Truly,


Britney

WK4 Reflection: RISE Peer Feedback

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Hi Delroy,


I really enjoyed your video it was very serene and calm and likely an indication of the kind of person you are. What struck me about your video was how well you shot your surroundings. You were steady and filmed them at great speeds that allowed me to actually get a great glimpse of the park. It made me want to revisit my own video to add more variety to the ways I took my shots. With the varying signs you showed I wasn’t sure   if you were showing the same park or different locations in your city. Have you considered adding a few words about what you like the most about the park(s)? You might want to add  a short sentence  summing up the best qualities of the park. Perhaps you could add more emphasis about exactly what you like most about the park. The scenery is gorgeous but is there a specific area or spot that you frequent because it’s the most peaceful? You could  definitely use this footage as advertising for the park because you  captured the essence so well. Great job Delroy.

 

( I was unable to link Delroy’s video in time because I couldn’t get the original link, although I was able to view his video). 

MCPP Portfolio Project Submission: Gen-Me Project Kickstart Proposal

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Star Rating Sought:

1-star 

Project Description:

I revised a proposal I submitted in Technical Writing ( Feb 2014). The assignment had very specific directions which I followed. I revised the proposal for a Kickstarter campaign because the project is better fit for crowd-funding over angel investing.

The Gen-Me Project is a subscription-based website designed to deliver customized and comprehensive career planning for Millennials. Millennials are men and women ages 34 and under ( as of 2014). I addressed issues that specifically concern Millenials as well as completed an outline of the website’s content and services.

Link to Deliverable:

 

The original proposal

The revised proposal

Feedback Received:

My original concept was difficult to understand because I also wanted to help Baby Boomers adjust to Mellinials. Upon the revision I decided to solely focus on Millennials and save the Baby Boomer idea for a seperate website. I received good feedback about the original layout. My qualifications and research sections were insufficient and still need continued revisions and work.

Resources Utilized:

I used Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Pages, Google Docs and Vecteezy.com to complete my revisions.

WK3 Lynda.com Certification: Audition CS6 Essential Training

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WK3 Lynda.com Certification: Audition CS6 Essential Training

I was very unfamiliar with audio editing so listening to this tutorial was really informative. I really enjoyed learning about dialogue editing because I think that is the feature I will use the most in my entrepreneurial pursuits. I also liked learning about adding effects. Overall this was the media topic I knew least about so now I feel like I have a working knowledge and something to build upon for future projects.

MCPP Portfolio Project Submission: Full Sail Media Communications Backgrounder

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Star Rating Sought:

1 star approval

 

Project Description:

The project was to redesign and rewrite the Media Communications Program backgrounder. It was originally submitted in Introduction to Media Communications and Technologies. 

Objective #1: Research components and examples of backgrounders

Outcome: I researched for about an hour. I looked at various websites including the following:

 

I learned what should be in a backgrounder. I also learned that I could include more information than in my original document. 

 

Objective #2: Improve the visual design

Outcome: My original backgrounder attempted to be visually interested, but the graphic components took valuable space from the important information. In the new backgrounder the information ( words ) take most of the space while leaving an aesthethic amount of white space. 

 

Link to Deliverable:

Link to  Original Backgrounder

 

Link to New Backgrounder

 

Feedback Received:

My instructor from Intro to Media Communications and Technologies suggested improving the visual components. 

Resources Utilized:

I used my Macbook to take a screen shot of the Full Sail.

I designed the document in Google docs.