News and Magazine Production
This week we focused on our existing pieces of work that we are currently working on. We were being shown on how to maintain Word press for Falmouth Navigator and how to correct images etc.
This last two weeks I have been working on an article on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I wanted to raise awareness on the now common disease. I spoke to a close friend of mine who has since in the pass suffered from this. She was willing to let me interview her and write a piece for the next upload. We firstly spoke about how she felt it started and how fast it was developing and affecting her everyday life. It was interesting to speak to her and hear her inside of story of coping with it. Not many people know how dangerous it can become and frightening at the same time. I think it will make an interesting read.
Another idea that I’m currently working is makeup ideas for people who are sick of the same look all the time. I have written a draft up and now just working on the structure of it and selecting images suitable for the article.
We had a guest speaker come in this week to brief us on how it would be like to work in Newsrooms. Suzy spoke of how we are able to take exams, which many of us I don’t think even know about or have even been told about before. A spelling test was one of the exercises which I did quite well in, I will start practicing more however.
I have applied for more placements as I have heard nothing apart from one Newspaper publisher back home which I have taken for a week in Early May. I applied for the official Playstation magazine as this is what I ‘am now thinking of going into. As for the Case Study question, I have chosen it ready and looking forward to getting it started.
I really enjoy this module and think we can learn a lot from it. I am now in a group with Mari, Jamie, Matthew and Hannah. We are still discussing our ideas for our package but soon enough will be taking the camera out for our first shoot.
I felt in today’s lesson, the editing was a great subject to learn. It’s just a shame that I was put into a group with people that don’t let other’s have a chance at trying. I felt this was a wasted session in some ways. This however has made me want to learn more in depth and book my own editing suite later on in the weeks and have a go by myself.