Wednesday, April 12, 2006

RCADE Lecture

I did not know quite what to expect when I went to a "Shooting Video" RCADE lecture on March 28th, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. John Thomas, with the media department, was helpful in teaching students how to shoot video using mini dvd recorders.

I was the only ENW350 student in the class, the other 8 were biology students. They were taking the class because of a final project requirement, where they would film animals at a zoo for twenty minutes. Their teacher was also present and it took a few minutes to explain that, yes, I had signed up for the class, even though I was not in her biology class.

Fairfield offers students the ability to sign out audio visual equipment for projects or even just for fun. But there are rules, Thomas explained that equipment must first be reserved a day before it is borrowed, and it must be returned on time, or a student will be fined. And be careful, students who break cameras and other equipment will have to replace it. Some of the smaller cameras cost up to $2,000. So do not lose it, break it, or have it stolen. The media department is strict, your grades will be held until you pay up.

All in all, I came out of the lecture with the ability to shoot video and with the knowledge of how to use the new mini dvd cameras and having gained some new friends who are biology majors. Thank you John Thomas.


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