Project Report Week 7

What were your specific contributions to your project team this week?

Give all the photos to another team member who wanted to handle the photos in her own way. Took down the photo galleries offline since there isn’t a need for team to view them anymore.
Brainstorming on ideas for our final portfolio site.
Logging tapes from our Austin’s campus visit.

What’s going well?
I believe the final video is coming along nicely.

What’s not going so well?
I’m really not sure not the client truly wants from our group. I do Brian C & Ameila are handling their positions very well in talking to the client to paint a clear picture of what are providing them.

What are your goals for next week?
My goals are to get the portfolio site up for review for the team.

What resources or help do you need from your project team, class, or instructor?
None need. I can handle very well on my own.


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Writing New Media: Podcast

I have done all three media projects before. The most challenging for me was the podcast for various reasons. I co-host and produced a podcast called SportFlite FYI. I had a host (James Hill) from Cincinnati, who I never met or you what he looks like. I did NBA radio interviews from my previous job. James contacted me and said he liked my view of sports. We became friends and still talked about sports. I told him about podcasting and we decided to do the show online once it left the airwaves.

James was the best when it came to new technology. So I had come up with a way to record us talking without confusing him with computer talk. So I did the best thing I could. I just recorded our phones calls through the computer. James came up with the format, and I took care of the post production work. The ability to use the telephone instead of skype or another computer program cut our pre production time down to picking up the phone and start talking. I do little to no editing. I kept my workflow very simple. Unless I got to stop recording for some reason, it stay on the recording. James was good on keeping a soft form of structure of the show. WIth him doing radio, I understood to a point. However, I told him it doesn’t means we have to stop talking at the hour mark. I believe we did 63 shows. However over time, we just didn’t have the time to continue. Being in two different states and working regular jobs took a toll.
All in all, it was a great time doing the show.

Here’s the site and which can still download the show in Ttunes.

Vote For Hope

Do your homework, get a job

When I was looking at job postings for my professional skill blog post.  I can cross the following job:


Chicago Sky Web Development Intern – Chicago Sky (Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Sky is seeking a Web Development Intern to assist with day to day management of the Sky website and photo galleries. Responsibilities may include:
– Provide media development for projects including building and implementing new multimedia pages, graphics and flash;
– Integrating the above elements with back end applications;
– Assist Web Developer in designing, developing and maintaining all online properties
– Must be able to build web pages under the instruction of manager as well as help maintain

Candidates must have proven knowledge of a variety of web development language and be proficient in Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Indesign and Photoshop
Additional qualifications desired –
*Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
*Knowledge of HTML and CSS language.
Candidates must be available a minimum 20 hours a week including day after home games through the month of September. Candidates should have high energy, a positive attitude and be committed to teamwork as well as detail oriented, self starter, highly motivated, with an ability to multi task, be flexible and passionate about working. This position reports directly to the Chicago Sky Web Developer.

This internship is non paid, however Academic credit is available.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you reside in the Chicagoland area?

2. Do you have experience with Illutrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash and Photoshop?

Long story, I got the position.  I got my foot in the door, and will see where this change leads me to.

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Professional Statement

My long term goal is to be CEO of global new media solutions firm.  Not based on one aspect of new media, like photography or graphic designs as examples.  To see new ways to delivery content over the web is truly what I want to do.  As far as short term, I want to be director of new media of major professional sports team or league.



Able to multitask.  Able to handle pressure with dealing with deadlines.  Have experience in graphic design, new media development, and website management/creation. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite with strong HTML, XML, CSS, ActionScript skills.  Can understand and recommend new technologies which will enhance a client’s website.

Course Plan

Since visual elements are key to my success, I must have knowledge on software where most corporations are using today.  That would be the Adobe Creative Suite.  Taking a Flash class, like NMS 521, is critical for me.  I will get the basic fundamentals of the programs.  A class like HCI 422 will give me options to make great visual presentations on the web.  NMS 504 will help me closely tie together text and visuals.  NMS 505 will get me a chance use the knowledge of learned from the graduate program to make a digital online portfolio.


Technology Training

My understanding of HTML & CSS has me with my web design. However, learning new languages, AJAX, PHP, and Ruby on Rails will enhanced my web development.  Going to at $25 a month,  I will get that learning at my own pace.  With the arrival of CS4, they new features to learn.  There are conventions that will give you in-depth hand on training with this software.  One such conventtion is Macworld, held every January in San Francisco. For $800, you 16 hours over 2 days on training.  If you can learn nothing after that much time, get a new career.