Homelessness in Seattle: Left Behind – A Video Story – COM 561

Multimedia Content Creation

This video was created as part of an in-depth analysis of homelessness in Seattle, which was a topic that I chose as the theme for all of the deliverables in this course.  As a media professional of 15 years, this type of video is something I have created for broadcast news hundreds of times.  This time, however, I used unconventional equipment to shoot this segment.  I utilized an Olympus E5 digital SLR camera to record all of the video and audio for this segment, instead of a traditional video camera.  I also edited the piece using Adobe Premiere Pro, a program that I haven’t used for editing before.  Since I have used Final Cut Pro 7 and X professionally, this project allowed me to learn how to effectively use both unfamiliar equipment and editing programs.

COM 561 Course Description – Exploration and application of strategies to communicate ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively through multimedia content.  The course included training on the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Audition.