Pas·sion: noun \ˈpa-shən\ : a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. That was the definition of the word, 'Passion' according to the Merriman-Webster dictionary. Why am I telling you this you might ask? Well, for this week's reflective response, I'd like to talk about a group of videos of peoples' crazy passions. Today on Vimeo, I found a group named "My Crazy Passion" created by ABC Open. This group contains videos of weird, wacky, crazy, passions from breathing fire to the smurfs to a pigeon fancier. Yes, someone who loves pigeons. These videos are feature stories and lay's the line between a hobby and a passion. How does this relate to media? It's the same concept of our first and second quarter projects. They have to film interviews, b-roll, sequences, nat sounds, all of it! I wanted to share this group of videos for several reasons, actually. One reason is to see all the unique and interesting people in the world. I don't know about you, but I'd like to know more about someone who has made a hotel for chickens or a 80 year old woman who has done Aerobics for 30 years! But the second reason is so that you can see what you've been learning. We've learned how to set up and film an interview, shoot b-roll, edit, and many more things. But when you actually watch a news or feature video you can kind of know what the crew who made the video, had to do, and see the steps they've gone through because you've done the same. Before I was in media, I'd see a news or feature video and think, "oh cool, whatever" but now that I've been in media for a year now and am in my second year, I know how much work they had to go through and this makes me appreciate the video more and realize how good it is. Click here to be directed to the group website page and also watch some of the videos below.
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"