Reality TV: Just a Facade

So being that reality TV is the "new wave", to becoming a semi-celebrity, the influx of shows with no substance has become the new modern day TV. The problem with reality shows is the mind-numbing nonsense that has no substance to it at all. If we rewind time, back to the 80s and 90s, TV …

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Lighting and Design

Good lighting is an essential part for every video production.  Chapter 7 goes into details on the aesthetics of light and design. The three types of aesthetics of light include realist, modernist, and postmodernist. Realist aesthetics creates an illusion for the audience. The lighting comes from an actual light source in a setting or location. …

Editing

Editing is a very time-consuming process. When it comes to editing motion pictures, video/television, or audio/ sound, there are two stages: preliminary and final. In the preliminary stage, you're assembling all of your segments in a particular order, similar to a rough draft. During the final stage, the production is trimmed and in its final …

Snapchat Then and Now

Once again, we have another social media platform that began on an Ivy League campus. Snapchat was originally thought of by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown while sitting in class at Stanford Univeristy. It was originally released as an Android app on October 29, 2012. Snapchat eventually expanded to iOS in June 2013. …

Twitter

Twitter is an online social media and news service that allows its users to interact through messages called tweets. User's tweets are limited to 140 characters, encouraging them to simplify their messages. Twitter has over 300 million users. Other features include: direct messaging, live streaming (Periscope March 2015), headline news, and trending topics. Just like any other …

Artley Interview

I felt like Artley brought up some interesting points in her interview. She mentioned how back when she first got into journalism at NY Times, it was completely different. People actually sought out the news whereas today, you have to bring the news to them. I think the impact of social media has helped news platforms both …