So I’ve heard about this photo editing app that is supposed to be a simpler, cheaper version of Photoshop. Since it was on sale for only $14.99, I decided to give it a try. I used it to stylize an engagement picture I shot for my friend’s upcoming nuptials and was happy with the end result. See below for the picture in question. A few more sample photographs will be added to my wedding/engagement section under the “Photography” tab later this week after I’ve had the chance to edit some more shots.
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A video I made last summer at my internship was recently posted to the Center for American Progress website and Youtube channel.
Shot and edited this video over the weekend.
So it’s almost human trafficking awareness week at Elon University and one of the things that’s happening is a video contest. I made a documentary about human trafficking for one of my classes a couple semesters ago so I decided to re-edit some of that video into a short PSA-like clip as my contest entry. I’ve called it ‘Through the Eyes of a Survivor.’ Basically it is the story of Holly Lloyd, a former victim of human trafficking who shares her experience on what it is like being a modern day slave.
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to make a promotional video at my internship about the overall internship program.
This summer, I had a video internship in Washington DC where I was making videos for a progressive think tank. What I liked about the experience was that it gave me the opportunity to have creative freedom and control over my projects: I chose the subject, conducted the necessary pre-production and research, went out and interviewed various people and then came back to do editing on Final Cut.
One of the videos I made was a piece that explored the adverse affects of cutting government funding to the anti-aid poverty program WIC, which provides nutritional assistance to low income mothers and their families. This was my favorite piece I worked on this summer, and it even got mentioned in the Washington Post!
After a very long summer hiatus where I was busy working at a video internship for the Center for American Progress, it’s time to head back to university to finish my last year of undergraduate studies. I cannot believe I’m a senior already! I realise there is still so much I need to accomplish/learn this year including:
1) Becoming familiar with Avid
2) Becoming familiar with Final Cut X
3) Becoming familiar with ProTools
4) Becoming familiar with After Effects
5) Improving my photography/getting quality stills to put together for a portfolio
6) Creating an impressive demo reel to show to prospective employers
7) Producing AT LEAST 3 personal video projects: an experimental “sensory” video, a narrative film that’s been in my mind for weeks and an interesting documentary on something. There’s a lot of preparation needed for all of this-but hopefully I can get all of this done!
The flyer below is the first time I have had to design a flyer. Working under a speedy deadline, I used Photoshop to create this flyer that was being sent out for a fundraiser in New York to support rural health in Jamkhed India. While I realise this is by no means a work of art, I don’t think this is too bad for my first time, either.
Laura Wylie, a senior education major, approached me at the end of last semester to make a video resume for her in her application for a school job she was considering. I was more than happy to help her.