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Final Words

As a student having taken Media Production II, I feel that my skills have improved exponentially in every aspect of communication.

I am now comfortable with putting Final Cut Pro on my resume, as well as several other programs we used. After the first Final Cut Pro tutorial, I was overwhelmed with all the steps it takes to start a new project, let alone edit a few seconds of audio. Later I knew without referring back to the first tutorial, which is purposefully the only one that mentions scratch disks, I had to reset them before starting the project.

I can see the quality in my work on my WordPress site, and I am confident in my ability to reproduce it effectively in the future. My collection of works on WordPress is something I’ve grown to be proud of and I find myself wanting to further improve after looking at them. I feel prepared for the real world with my online portfolio to present to employers as future projects I can do for them. Especially with the Day in the Life project which I can present to a variety of employers as something viable for any organization looking to present a personal image of their website.

After working with editing audio, I have developed techniques to get exceptional interview quotes by practicing opportune social skills. Some techniques I have learned in terms of interviewing came after much practice. Spending hours editing a twenty-minute interview into a two-minute piece was unnecessary stress. I began thinking ahead about the editing process, which brought the right questions and thus an easier piece to edit. I also reminded myself to get a solid ending quote and if possible, an emotional quote.

Any communication related skill I possessed before this media production course has been strengthened.

Scene on Campus: Guided Through Oyster Bake

Angelica Portillo and her husband Gerardo Valles are guided through Oyster Bake at St. Mary’s University. They are instructed by myself, Jessica Valles, to spend their tickets on what the best that the festival has to offer.

Angelica Portillo and Gerardo Valles kiss at Oyster Bake

Angelica Portillo and Gerardo Valles kiss at Oyster Bake

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Mother Picks Toys Over Books

A Slice of Life: Faces and Places that make up St. Mary's University

Dr. Camille Langston, associate professor at St.Mary’s University, is also the mother of two young boys. Nicholas is 12 and likes to keep to himself, but William is four and likes to play all day. Dr. Langston talks about an average day at home with her boys and how she enjoys her job as a mom over a professor.

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