What We’ve Learned

October 11, 2021

Write down the ten most important things you’ve learned so far this semester.

Brian Rubin

  1. Tight, Tight, Wide, Medium Creative
  2. Posture is important for an in-person pitch
  3. How to use WordPress
  4. Sound is very powerful, nat sound can make or break a story
  5. How to do a voiceover on Premiere correctly
  6. How to truncate on Journalismbootcamp
  7. Sequence then script
  8. How to put together a blog
  9. 180-degree rule
  10. How to write a pitch

Cam Brockschmidt: 

  1. Learned to sequence video shots and utilize the shots to create a story/sequence
  2. How to format news stories to engage readers
  3. What the status of the average reader reads on articles and how to manage that
  4. Learning the different methods in pitches. From posture, to voice, and the words you use
  5. Learned to build a blog and the responsibilities that come with maintaining a blog
  6. How to shoot photos to tell a story without needing video
  7. Locate flaws within my news articles/websites as well as others
  8. How to write an eye-catching headline
  9. Not to use your opinion in a news story or video that does not ask for your opinion
  10. What an abstract is and how to write one effectively

Kaelin Triggs

  1. How to use WordPress
  2. Creating easy to use navigation for our blogs
  3. Writing abstracts
  4. Writing story titles
  5. Compositions for photos
  6. Adobe Premiere
  7. How to use your voice overs to move a story along
  8. How to sequence video
  9. How to sequence photos
  10. Importance of Natural Sound

Kelly Bowen

  1. How to use Adobe Premiere.
  2. Write an abstract.
  3. Sequence videos.
  4. Shooting people, not things
  5. Layout of a webpage
  6. Importance of nat sound in a video
  7. Create an attention-grabbing headline
  8. The Mom rule
  9. You have about 15 seconds to capture someone’s attention.
  10. Video clips should be only about 6-10 seconds.

Nae Lowery

  1. Clean Web Layout
  2. Learning WordPress
  3. TTWMC
  4. Grabbing Headlines (searchable)
  5. Natural Sound
  6. Using Adobe Premier
  7. Easy navigation for blog sites
  8. Photos are vital in blogs
  9. Catch viewers attention in the first 10-15 seconds
  10. No Ums, and interruptions during voiceover

Emma Kramer

  1. Video sequencing / five shot sequence
  2. How to utilize web formats
  3. What finding the story within the story is
  4. Experience with adobe premiere
  5. What is means to truncate a story
  6. The importance of an abstract, specifically why PR ties in
  7. Nat sound
  8. How to incorporate my voiceovers to further the story
  9. How to give/receive feedback and implement those changes
  10. How to make my content searchable, in my headlines, abstracts,and photo captions

Mekhiya Willis 

  1. Sequencing
  2. How to use adobe premiere
  3. TTWMC (tight, tight, wide, medium, creative
  4. Web layout should be clean and clear
  5. Layout picture first then write
  6. Mom rule
  7. Write like you talk
  8. Start sentence with subject-verb
  9. Zoom with your feet
  10. Shoot way more photos than you think you need

Emily Craig

  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Use and create content with WordPress
  3. Use your best stuff first
  4. Picture and video sequencing
  5. Utilize visuals
  6. Speak conversationally; Mom rule
  7. Importance of sound track
  8. Capturing nat sound
  9. Get closer than you think for photos
  10. Write snackable text

Zoe DeYoung

  1. Continuity is vital
  2. TTWMC
  3. Catch interest in first 5-10 seconds for video, text 15 seconds
  4. Sound is most powerful
  5. How to use adobe premiere
  6. There are several ways you can split up large blocks of text
  7. 180 degree rule
  8. Learn how to use wordpress
  9. Target the right audience
  10. Do the research necessary to tell the right story

Brady Stiff

  1. “The Mom Rule” – stories, especially headlines and abstracts, should be written as though you are telling them to your mom
  2. How to use Adobe Premier and how to edit together photo video and audio
  3. Sequencing, 40% of your photos should be tight shots.
  4. Write to your photos or videos. They are the most impactful parts and the parts an audience is going to focus on, the writing should supplement not contradict them
  5. A news story is not told from begining to end, it begins with the most interesting information and builds from there
  6. An abstract is what draws readers into the story, having an engaging abstract with the most interesting part will encourage reading
  7. Break up text on web desing. Use headers and photos and indents to make more white space and make text more digestable
  8. Nat sound can help tell a story, make sure you listen for it on site and collect more than enough before you leave
  9. When making video content, avoid jump cuts. Close ups will help counteract this problem
  10. The home page on a website should feature a plethora of content so anyone who visits the page will have something to interest them

Mckaylah Bell

  1. Tight, tight, wide medium creative
  2. Always at least 3 sources
  3. Mom Rule
  4. Sentence should be no longer than 20 words
  5. Shoot people not things
  6. Keep it tight
  8. Visuals are very important within a blog
  9. Sentences not labels
  10. Provocative titles, catch the eye