I met Seth at 9:45a in the Digital Learning Lab so we could go over iMovie, and digitizing.
We edited the core values video together while he was going over the programs.
At 10:30, I was interviewed for the Core Values video. I talked about my experience with Dr. Kopp, and how he's shaped me as a writer -- especially considering the core values (which Seth reminded me of).
They both said that I said a lot of good things that will blend nicely with all the rest of what we have.
This week I got a real feel for what it's going to be like to be the "head" intern -which really just means the one that's been here before. I started story boarding for and drafting a core values video.
Also I've officially launched the Writing Arts Alumni page, and so far (11/18) there are eight entries -from Jason Cantrell to Devon Walder.
I've laid out each entries following a format:
Last week Seth made an instructional video about imovie as my quasi orientation to the program. As the least intern next semester, it will be my job to do most of the video editing work, like Seth does now. I will also be responsible for training my fellow interns next semester, if need be.
Drew wants me to start working with videos and editing this week. He wants me to make one of the Core Value videos. Though I'm not worried I can do it, I'm worried that I'm going to have to use a program I've avoided for so long.
I'm not a Mac user, or a fan. I am PCs and Androids all the way. But, in the interest of project longevity and reverse compatibility imovie seems like the safest bet.
My other homework this week is finish taking all my new pictures for the major's website and put them up.
Other than that, I plan to contact alumni from Amanda's list and update it and the website accordingly.
Video Draft -- Core Values:
My goal is to make the individual clips coherently one voice. Seth's draft is "long choppy" and has huge blockes of just Kevin and Kopp going back and forth. I'm going to break it up even further and redistribute Chivon and Nicolette's footage.
The National Association of Writers and Writing Programs has a campus visit video series
Fixes still needed:
Wednesday, Seth and I were supposed to meet to go over how to use iMovie, and how to digitize footage using the camera and iMovie, but Seth never made it. We only gave ourselves from 145-3.
We're planning to meet at a better time for both of us.
Nicolette and I were both kind of nervous -neither of us had ever done anything like this. But that collective nervousness actually helped us break the ice, and get comfortable with each other. We had a genuine conversation about the writing arts major, it in combination with the education major, her professional experience, her experience in portfolio seminar and how the core values have impacted her and her writing.
My other responsibilities this week were getting Nicolette and Kevin's consent forms signed and archived, making sure the new website is the same as the old one, and building an alumni page -with the help of Amanda's list.
While going through the website, Dr. Kopp found a few blank pages, so I worked the rest of this week to make sure everything was a-OK. This includes making sure the formatting on every sister page is identical.
This week I really got to work on the Alumni page, using A. Kuster's spreadsheet.
Originally, I was going to put the page underneath "Professions in Writing Arts"'s page, but decided to give it its own page -- that way it shows up on the main menu. Currently, it's the last page listed on the side bar. Right now, I'm only concerned with Alumni of the Writing Arts' undergraduate major, but I have considered making a graduate alumni page as well.
While going through all the videos on the YouTube channel, I was able to identify everyone, but one guy -- Dr. Kopp said his name is Ryan, but we don't have a last name, and I definitely don't have a consent form for him.
This week, Seth is interviewing Bria, but I am not available during that time -- hopefully he remembers the consent form.
We moved the WA major video, and the CRWR concentration video back to the week of November 2nd.
We're looking for writing arts/education majors because there are a considerable amount of them and they have not been represented in the videos thus far
Since I forgot to bring a blank consent form to Chivon's interview last Wednesday, I had to email her one. Of course, whoever did the Writing Center video either didn't get any consent forms, or they didn't archive them because they don't exist. Thankfully being a Writing Center Tutor, it wasn't so awkward emailing everyone -- considering they graduated over a year ago.
This week I also emailed Nicolette, Nicole, and Kevin about being interviewees.
The last email I sent was to A. Kuster, and she replied back with an up-to-date alumni spreadsheet, which is the launching pad for my biggest assignment this year: Build an Alumni page.
Chivon's interview is Oct. 8th at 11am. Because I had a class visit for the Writing Center at 11, I was going to be late, but Seth and Kopp got the ball rolling as I made my way to Hollybush Mansion.
Tomorrow in Evaluating Writing, I am to give an announcement asking for voluntary interviewees currently in Portfolio Seminar.
I have to review Seth's responses to the Web Services Questionnaire and make edits/additions as needed, as soon as he shares it via Google Docs.