Category Archives: Thoughts

Michelle Braces For Evening Post Work

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Snapping to Perfection

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A student known for her skills in graphic design and work at The Rattler Newspaper, Amanda Cano, describes her transition to photography during her last year at St. Mary’s University in hopes to perfect her media skills on a wider scale.

Shooting for ESPN

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William Gilbert, a student currently studying communication arts, talks about his experience as a videographer. Gilbert describes how the military led to his studies, how he enjoys recording his family and that he aspires to one day work with ESPN.

Produce Media that Sticks

After this semester I have one more year left before I earn my bachelor’s degree and am looking forward to applying for graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. I feel accomplished in having steady grades throughout my college career with my GPA never being under a 3.5. I also planned my classes in a way that allows me to graduate on time with a minor in philosophy along with a major bachelor’s degree in English communication arts.

I am excited to further my knowledge of programs like Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, especially the audio and video aspects. I recently started a WordPress account for a previous class and I look forward to expanding it with assignments this semester.

I expect to be challenged with time management, which I plan to overcome by eliminating things like television and recreational reading from my daily schedule. I also have been challenged creatively in the past by trying to achieve something that is out of my reach because I have a hard time keeping my work simple. I hope to find an effective medium between creativity and simplicity in this class. My intended career is in film, which is directly related to audio and video editing, which we’ll be covering in class. I want to be the next Kathryn Bigelow. I hope to end the semester with additions to my portfolio that will showcase my new skills in media production. I want to feel confident in my skills to produce similar projects in the future.

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