As usual, learning something new is never really easy. However, sports for me have always come quite natural. Unfortunately, multimedia production is not. Throughout these first couple of weeks of class, I am having to embrace a steep learning curve. Coming in I was sure this class would consist of making movies, commercials, music videos, and other similar things would be instore for me. I have come to the realization that I had no clue how much actually goes into creating media that we use everyday and that I take for granted.
Using final cut pro has been very eye opening for me, and has been one of my favorite parts of the class so far. It has already taught me so much, and shown me that creating media content is just as interesting and entertaining as the media itself. Learning to use final cut pro wasn’t easy at all, but having a tutorial video walk me through it in a ten step process, was very encouraging and allowed me to learn at my own pace. I found that while using final cut pro, it is very important to make it your own process and to memorize the tools in the way you prefer to use them.
Learning to use the audio editing software Audacity has been really interesting and useful for me in my everyday life. I have a podcast with my friends and learning to use this will only make my podcast more clear and sound much better. Audacity to me, has also been one of the easier concepts to grasp and become better at as well. I really like that it is useable in many different aspects outside of just movie making.
This first month has been extremely nervy and out of my comfort zone, but I am ready to see what the semester has in store for me in multimedia production. I am ready to face the challenges it will present head on.