Well folks, it’s the end of the summer semester here at UK, and fall term starts but a few days from now. That means that this week’s blog is going to focus on wrapping up my thoughts and experiences on my first summer as a Media Mafia worker.
I guess I could sum up the summer by saying working here was…interesting, I guess. There were days wherein I had very little to do, and days wherein I was absolutely swamped. There were videos to shoot, people to interview, movies to digitize, furniture to move, sandwiches to eat, and programs to learn. Higher powers, were there programs to learn.
This summer, we were lucky enough to acquire a nifty little application known as After Effects. It’s fun to play with, but until you can get the basics down, it makes you feel like a complete moron for daring to try and operate a system that is so clearly out of your league in every way, shape, and form. It took many a frustrating Youtube search and much trial and error, but I finally got to the point where I could make a decent enough video on it without feeling like I was an absolute failure. I’m not a master of the program by any means, but I’m not so far in the novice range as I once was.