Molding a craft is a great skill to have.
Day 15 of the UM Journalism Workshop was spent video editing, which I am getting better at each day. Using various tools within Final Cut Pro, I was able to cut down my 18 minute video to a little under 2 minutes, and I also implemented pictures and transitions.
A minor complaint about Chartwells, which has been our source of food for the last 16 days, serve something else other than chicken!
It is always nice to have connections before you visit a place, and that’s how Day 16 went as we visited the Sun-Sentinel. I made new connections and my youth editor for Teenlink South Florida also talked to students. While the outside of the building at the Downtown Ft. Lauderdale office is very modern looking, the newsroom is very old school. The lack of presence is evident by the economic recession but other speakers spoke about online and the direction that journalism is headed.
Today will be spent completing videos, I have a couple assignments so I’m looking forward to see how that gets completed today. I will be visiting The Miami Herald tomorrow, which I’m always excited about. The workshop is coming to a close, but my career in journalism is just getting started.
“Summer’s never looked the same, years go by and time just seems to fly, but the memories remain.” -Daughtry, “September”