Well… I made it to the end alive. I really enjoyed taking this class. Out of all of the classes I took this semester I would say this was my favorite one. Not because I only had to show up four times the entire semester ( although it did REALLY help when it came to sleeping in), I learned more technical skills in this class than with any class I have ever taken in my college career. What makes that so interesting to me is that it was an online class. This proves that if you really want to pick up a skill, all you have to do is get the proper tools and teach yourself.
I really enjoy video editing so easily the last project was my favorite one of the semester. I really enjoyed doing the illustrator project as well. I plan on using my logo design to market myself in the future.
I wouldn’t say that there were any specific skills that I learned in this class that I didn’t know before but I will say the skills that I did have are now more sharpened because of this class. It’s been a while since I have used Illustrator or Adobe Premiere so taking this class was kind of like a memory refresher course.
This class didn’t really influence me towards a specific career choice. Instead, it inspired me to keep sharpening my skills on all of the programs.When I went on the news station tours, one of the things I learned from the anchors was to not limit yourself to having skills one field. Being skilled in more than one area is a huge benefit in the field of communication.
The only program I wish we could have used was after effects but that would have been harder for the students to access the right the equipment since this was basically an online course.
There weren’t any videos that were shown in this class that weren’t helpful to me but there were a few confusing videos that would ask you to follow step by step and then delete half of the steps..which is kind of frustrating in the learning process.
Overall, I really enjoyed taking this class. I hope that the next content creation class I take is something similar to this class.
-Seattle’s Randi 🙂