Our final video project for Multimedia Journalism focused on the topic of educating children with disabilities. In order to showcase this issue, we interviewed teachers in Celina, Ohio, about their experiences incorporating these children into public school classroom environments.
For our first video project in multimedia journalism, we were asked to create a personality profile of an individual or group. The video was to showcase our technical and storytelling skills, as well as our proficiency in editing in Final Cut Pro.
We chose to highlight the Buckeye Fusion Southeast Asian dance team, which is made up of Ohio State students of various cultural backgrounds. They were preparing to send in videos for competitions when we produced this project, and graciously allowed us to film as they practiced.
When I first enrolled in English 2269, I was unsure of what exactly it was that we would be doing in this course. From a brief reading of the syllabus, I knew that the class was going to be primarily project-based, which was something I was used to after taking an honors digital photography class last year.
I hadn’t really heard anything bad about the class prior to signing up; however, I had also not heard anyone praise the class either. It was listed as a prerequisite for some of my other journalism courses, so if I am being completely honest, that was my reasoning for taking this course. Although it was a requirement, it was one I didn’t mind having to take, as the course material looked interesting and I thought that, in this class, I would have the opportunity to learn about a variety of digital mediums.
Columbus in 60: The Sights of Our City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orG5rqt83-w&feature=youtu.be
As a high school senior preparing to graduate from a school located a mere 20 minutes from Ohio’s capital city, I was more than a little hesitant to accept the offer to attend Ohio State. After all, college was supposed to be an exciting adventure, and in my opinion—the same opinion held by many of my Dublin-born-and-raised classmates—Columbus was not exciting and would definitely not be considered a place of adventure.
Nevertheless, I decided to attend, as I knew that Ohio State offered academic opportunities that greatly overshadowed my desire to seek out a more interesting change of surroundings.
Fast forward to August 2013. As I stood in my dorm room, contemplating what to do now that I had unpacked my numerous boxes of pillows, books and snacks, I once again questioned my decision to attend a school located in such a mundane city. “What am I going to do here in Columbus for four years?” I asked myself. “Columbus is the most boring city in the world.”
Oh, how wrong I was.