My biggest fear is getting eaten by a shark. This is an irrational fear, I know, especially since the only times I have actually seen sharks in person have been at the aquarium. There really is no story behind why I am afraid of them, but the funny thing is that I am also extremely intrigued by them. I love watching and learning about sharks on the Discovery Channel and I used to watch this video on sea creatures everyday when I was about 5 years old. I get a sense of fear and anxiety every time I go out in the ocean. It also doesn’t help that my family perpetuates this fear by making fun of me and lying about stories of people getting eaten by sharks.
My main goal for the Video Unit is to get familiar with editing software and to experiment with editing footage. I have always been very interested in editing films and love to see how the different ways that clips are arranged and strung together can have such an impact on how the film as a whole communicates with viewers. I would like to learn really unique and advanced editing techniques in order to create artistic and aesthetically pleasing videos.
This week I did the following:
This week I tried a new approach to responding to the readings. I came across an article that I found to be pertinent to the reading “Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending All Your Money In The Wrong Places.” I found the article that I posted as a response to be very interesting and informative. As usual, I enjoyed doing the Daily Creates the most and really wish that the rest of our assignments required more creative thought and expression.
The Michigan Radio website provides readers with news for the state of Michigan. The homepage of the website features a wide variety of news articles that have been most recently posted. Furthermore, under the “News” section on the Toolbar at the top of the webpage, you can find articles based on the category or subject field they fall into, such as “Sports” or “Business.” The site also features a plethora of podcasts, as well as a Special Features section that holds articles about specific topics that fall under the same category.
Our crab cakes benedict is a favorite on our menu that you do not want to miss! Two slices of our award-winning oven-browned bread topped with our homemade succulent crab cakes and scrumptious poached eggs drizzled with our special hollandaise sauce. It’s so good, you’ll clean your plate despite the hefty portions!
This week I did the following:
I especially enjoyed doing all the daily creates because they allowed me to get creative and imaginative, which is one of my favorite things to do. I had a harder time with my response posts because I almost felt obligated to write out my personal response and therefore had less creative freedom.
I found Michael Wesch’s “A Vision of Students Today” video to be very informative and interesting. He clearly demonstrates the ways in which technology, specifically computers and the Internet, became an increasingly imperative part of our lives and how our generation practically revolves around these technological advancements. By watching this video, I was forced to actively think about the problems with our generation that I generally tend to ignore. Hearing that half the students raised their hands when asked if they did not like school shocked me at first, but then I reflected on the experiences I’ve had in my classes at college and realized that most of the kids in my lecture halls probably would’ve done the same. Not only were the students’ confessions sad and somewhat depressing, but they also made me really disappointed in my generation as a whole and made me fearful of what will come of students and their academic lives in the future. The problem is that these technological advancements we’ve had over the years are for the most part impossible to avoid. They have just become so prevalent in our society and we have, as a result, become so accustomed to them that life before them seems more like a dream than reality. Perhaps this is the main reason why I wish I were alive in a different lifetime, when people were truly engaged and passionate about learning. It’s crazy to think about what life must have been like back then, and I’m sure for most, it would’ve been torture compared to the lives they know now, but I love when the power goes out during a storm and I am completely cut off from the rest of the world, left with nothing to do but read a good book, play the guitar, paint, or just think without any distractions. Technology has gotten us so far and has been very beneficial to us in so many ways, but watching this video really made me think about the negative aspects of these advancements and how we should all try taking a break every once in a while to let our lives, which seem to be increasing with speed, slow down and sink in.