Today marks the end of my crazy five week journey. I’ve learned so much during this time! The class really made me work hard! I would be up until 5:30 am in the morning working on assignments. It was difficult to deal with at first, because I’m able to complete my work for most classes in much shorter time. It is hard to face the fact that I have to do many hours of work in the summer when my friends are out having a good time! I think that was the biggest challenge for me because I had trouble managing my time. I would get distracted by their snapchats and etc. but eventually realized I was doing something that would benefit me in the long run. I want to be in the entertainment industry. Getting frequent exposure to apps such as GarageBand, Audacity, and iMovie really helped me stay focused in this class. I’m glad we started using these apps because the experiences I had with these apps while using them for class made me realize something really important. Why would I want to go out and waste money, when I can learn some new skills and further advance myself in today’s world. After my experiences with the apps we used, I honestly would be willing to work any role in the entertainment industry that gets the bills paid. Even though I had many distractions around me, I was able to get all of my work done. I think that this summer was a great experience for me in general because I was busy most of the time. I’ve been working 40 hours a week for my summer internship since May. I’ve also taken two classes during this time. In addition, I’ve tried out for the Ireland national lacrosse team. To top all of that off, I also have auditioned for a acting/modeling agency multiple times and have a third audition coming up in the next few months. Even though I might not get an A in this class, I’m proud of my work because even though I struggled with my time management throughout this course, I was still able to get the job done. This week I made my theme about Kyrie Irving’s current situation in Cleveland. While Kyrie has been there for quite some time, he wants to get out now. He is sick and tired of being second fiddle to LeBron. In my assignments this week, I tried my best to elaborate on the situation. It was hard for me because I felt like I didn’t have all the information I wanted to on the topic. I think that it made me realize how hard it is to be a sports reporter. When there is a hot topic like this, it is hard for the reporters to get to the bottom of the story. It is hard because they have to speculate about a subject that nobody except for a couple of people have full knowledge on, and sound fully confident in their beliefs. While we tend to criticize sports reporters for their low quality work, we tend to forget that they have a very tough role. They have to spread gossip that is going on between players, coaches, teams, etc. It is very hard to ask about the situation to people who are involved with the situation. It’s those people’s lives that are at risk. Why would they want to tell some random dude what’s going on? Kyrie and LeBron are a dynamic duo. They make the Cleveland Cavaliers. If it weren’t for them, the Cavaliers would be an awful team. This week really pushed me to limits I have never been to before. I’m glad that everything happened the way it did and I got better from it. This is my last post and I hope my audience has gotten some lesson from my posts. Enjoy!
This is the link to my how to tutorial.
This is the link to my final assignment for this class.