Hey guys! There is less than three weeks left of school. I am very excited because now I can go to the beach everyday in and not worry about homework. So for this weeks blog topic we were required to write three pieces of advice to the incoming media students in a "Dear Abby" form. My first piece of advice to the new students is to learn how to edit early on in the year. My second piece of advice is to learn how to use all equipment because you never know when you'll need it. And my final piece of advice is to get an SD card with a lot of space
"Dear Abby when should I learn how to edit?" This year I did not know how to edit for the two news story's. Kallen had taught me some of the complicated things but not really the basics. In third quarter Mr. M introduced vlogs. This helped me a lot, first of all I was required to edit every week. Although I did have to get some lessons from Ben on how to edit. Why I'm telling you this is because you don't want to be clueless on how to edit for your projects when your on your own.
"Dear Abby do I have to learn how to use all equipment?" I suggest that you have your partner teach you about all equipment. It was such a helpful thing that Kallen taught me how to use the Tascam. This way I could monitor my audio and I knew that I had a backup in case the recording to the camera failed. Kallen set up everything for the inside scoops throughout the year when it came time to do voice overs I didn't know how to use the yeti and I had to learn it from Kasey. You should learn how to use all equipment because you never know when you might need it.
"Dear Abby how big of an SD card should I get?" I went through this whole school year only using an 8 GB SD card. There were multiple times where I ran out of space and had to delete a lot of my footage. The scary part about having a small SD card is that you may run out of space in a middle of an interview and you have nothing to delete on your card. You would be stuck and would have to delete some important footage. My anwser ti this question is you should probably get a 32 or 64 GB SD card.
These are my three pieces of advice for incoming students. I think that these are all equally important. If you follow my advice you shouldn't have any problems with these subjects, if you don't then you are going to have major problems, trust me I've been through it. Media is hard work but following these simple directions will make it a lot easier.
My name is Erik I am currently in 6th grade. In my free time I like getting videos of waves, and putting them together to make edits. I also like taking pictures of waves.