Edit your blog’s About page so that it has your bio.
- include at least one hyperlink (which opens in an new window/tab) and one picture (it doesn’t have to be a picture of you, but it should be relevant to your bio). Place the/a picture high in the post.
- not just be a block of text. People won’t read through it (see example). Make sure you’re breaking up your text into paragraphs.
- have short paragraphs. Paragraphs on the web are short. Keep them one to three sentences. Especially the first paragraph (the lead).
- have words text wrapped around the picture. This prevents “dead space” on the page.
- use proper grammar and have no spelling errors.
Submit your About page’s URL on Blackboard in Assignments.
You will create a 60- to 90-second interview. Interview an interesting person and edit the interview into a concise package.
- have at least two b-roll shots that transitions in and out using a Cross Dissolve transition.
- use a Cross Dissolve transition if clips of the interview are cut and pieced together.
- have a lower-third title appear telling the viewer who the person is.
- be cleanly edited.
- have a song playing the in background.
- use the techniques we covered in class.
- be uploaded to YouTube and embedded in a post on your blog. Write a paragraph setting up your video. Write an SEO friendly headline for it, too, and put it in a category.
- 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
Interview your partner about what their best memory or accomplishment has been in college so far (pretend grandma is going to watch this, though).
Then get a close, medium, and wide shot of them doing something on campus. Also, get a few shots of campus without your partner in the shot.
The largest of four comprehensive universities within the Connecticut State University System, CCSU enrolls about 8,500 full-time and 4,000 part-time students. Of these, about 10,000 attend as undergraduates, and 2,400 as graduates.
Students comprise 42 percent of the School of Arts & Sciences enrollment (5,300).
Female students account for 48 percent of the undergraduate student population; males, 52 percent.
CCSU is richly diverse: about 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage; African American students comprise more than 8 percent of the student body; Latinos, nearly 8 percent; and Asians, almost 3 percent.
Create an infographic of your resume using Photoshop.
- have the dimensions be 2048 X 2732 pixels for the canvass
- have some numbers (data) in it
- be aesthetically pleasing, use the techniques we’ve covered in class, and be informative
- tell your story with no confusion
- make sure the message (information you want to convey) is what stands out
- use creative common images
- have no spelling or grammar mistakes
- have your Linkedin or Website URL on it
Embed your infographic in a blog post with a paragraph setting it up. Write an SEO friendly headline, too.
You will have next class to work on this. I will provide feedback over the CCSU infographics next class.
– Subheads and chunking
-SEO in titile
-Put in category
-Quotes are the spice of the story
-“Use a comma if you continue a sentence,” Chiara said. “Use a period if the sentence ends with the closed quotation mark.”
-Simple errors — editing
With your partner, create a native ad for this article. You should both submit yours on Blackboard.