Media production has improved my technology skills in many ways especially WordPress. I always wanted to build a website but never knew how. So, my knowledge of learning WordPress from the beginning of the semester to now has grown tremendously. Even though this course is filled with learning many techniques for production, the main concept that I have grabbed from each project is how to be a storyteller. For example, I am helping to plan my older brother’s and future sister-in-law’s wedding in July next year. I am the creator, designer, and planner, so I created a WordPress site for their wedding, which is still in the works, but coming along very well. Not only do I want the website to show what my brother and sister-in-law are having for the wedding, but I am telling their story, which I can express through photos, audio, and video.
Visually, media production improved my views and perspective to the camera extremely. For example, when it came to video two and the five shot rule. Learning the five shot has not only helped me improve my video skills, but it has also helped me improve my photography skills. I always knew about the rule-of-thirds but never thought I could use it in the film world, which I think made my video two stand out. I like how I can bring my photography skills into my videography skills and vice-versa. Especially, since I want to be in the media/production industry and create videos such as music videos and films.
Interpersonally, I think I have evolved my interpersonal skills professionally and personally. For example, when it comes to interviewing, I carefully listen to the words that the interviewee has chosen. Which, I use to form the next question and so forth. When it comes to my personal skills, I utilized the same skills from interviewing to listen to my friends and even in my classes when the professor talks, so that I can comprehend the subject or the lecture more.