Final Assignment

Create a multimedia story and post it to your site (one post)

Write a 750-word journalistic or PR story. It can profile a person, organization/business, event, or a combination. 

It must:

  • be written in the third person and using AP style.
  • include at least two hyperlinks which open in new tabs 
  • have at least one original photo shot by you.
  • have at least two digital media componentsExamples: infographic, video story, audio story, slide show
  • be aesthetically pleasing (no excess white space, text wrap around pictures, media placement is strategic, etc.). 
  • not have obvious errors (spelling, basic AP, mistakes pointed out from previous assignments). 

Assignments will be graded stricter. It must be better than before.


Due: December 21, before 5:00 p.m.

Critiques must be completed and emailed to me by 11:59, p.m. on Dec. 21. This will be calculated in your grade.  

All final assignments will be posted to the blog by 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 21.

CMM 281: Week 12 – Nov. 30

When do we want to use video?

New Haven Independent

Less limitations: 

More creative:

Multimedia Video:

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  • Once the subject is in frame, press on the screen and hold it to lock in the white balance, exposure, and focus — AE/AF Lock. Pressing on the middle of the screen is usually good, but experiment around on the screen if it looks blue/tan, bright/dark, or out of focus.
  • Make your body a tripod. Find any way you can to keep your camera from shaking during the shot. Shoot by keeping the camera close to the body or lean against a wall (even if you look funny doing it).
  • Shoot in Airplane Mode so you don’t get interrupted.
  • Grid Lines: Settings > Photos & Camera > Grid

Assignment 9: Video News

You will create a 60-second video news story.

Interview and interesting person and edit the interview into a concise package.

It must:

  • have at least one cut using a Crossfade transition.
  • have a Banner title telling the viewer who the person is (a lower-third).
  • be cleanly edited.
  • include a hyperlink in the video.
  • be uploaded to YouTube and embedded in a post on your blog.

 Due: December 14