That’s a heavy title.
For a student more comfortable with paper and pen than with FinalCut Pro, working with multimedia should have been the last thing on my “classes to take before graduating” list. I’m not a technophobe (does Merriam-Webster or Oxford recognize that word?) by any means, but that does not mean I can build an app from scratch. I can just about build and design a basic website.
I love technology, even if I don’t always (hint: 90 percent of the time) understand it. I got very excited when I learned that drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) could be used for journalism, if only laws on their usage could be standardized. Therefore, when the opportunity came to make a love-child between print and technology, I took it.
The baby’s name: 3D Journalism.
I am very excited (and a little bit apprehensive) about working with a 3D camera and a Lytro Illum camera (maybe). As my mentor for the project said, “There is a steep learning curve involved with this project.” Part of me thinks I am more excited by the challenge than I am by working with 3D. But then I look at some of the work the other people involved with the project have already done and I am awed by their skills.
Here’s to a semester of working with brilliant minds and brilliant technology.