My groups creative process so far has been very good. We tried to be creative in how we were going to film our video. We used different camera angles and took multiple takes of different shots and angles. Now we can take from the different shots that we took and incorporate it into our video.

One big milestone for our group that we accomplished was being able to act in our video. None of us are actors and we were all camera shy at first. The first time we filmed, we all started laughing and couldn’t get our script right. Once we all settled down and met up again to film we all got more comfortable acting. Another milestone for my group was being able to identify what we wanted to show in our video. We decided to do the virtual reality mock interview, so we thought it would be a good idea to show me being nervous about going on the interview and then me as I am getting an interview, and we also decided to use a screencast.

The biggest hurdles that my group faced was acting even though we were ultimately able to accomplish that. We all kept laughing at first because we were nervous and we didn’t really have a good script. However, after we met up again we were able to act without laughing the entire time. Another hurdle was the audio in the background was being picked up. To get passed that we had to reserve a nice quiet room at the library, so the audio wouldn’t pick up background noises.

We used Screencast-O-Matic in our video to show the clicks that I take to get to the Career Services virtual reality mock interview page and how I go about signing in with my school ID. Also, we incorporated editing in iMovie where we pieced together our different edits and camera angles. Lastly, we decided to include some audio in our presentation.


Gathering Material

My group could use this Clipart photo in our presentation because our video is on the topic of Virtual Reality Mock Interviews. I couldn’t find any Clipart pictures showing a person using virtual reality in mock interviews, however this photo shows a woman who is dressed professionally and who is ready for her interview. She has her laptop with her and it looks as if she may be getting ready for a virtual mock interview. This is an example of how we want students to approach it when using the virtual mock reality interview program. They need to look professional when they are their interview.

I found this song from Soundcloud that I thought can also go with our project in the in the beginning or end of the video. This is a dubstep remix from my favorite show The Office. It is a little different than the original version, and it be good for our project especially because there are no words in the song, so our audience won’t be distracted by it. The song also sounds positive and it is important that we have our audience to be positive about going to Career Services and trying the virtual reality mock interviews.

I found this video on Youtube that explains tips for doing a Skype interview. Although it is a little different from what we are doing in showing people how to use the virtual reality mock interview program through Career Services at Rutgers, I think this video gives you tips in how to prepare for any interview that is online. I found this video really useful and relatable in what we are trying to show in our own video. It gives tips into how a Skype interview might work and also to what types of questions that the interviewer may ask online. This can be the same as the person who is doing the virtual reality mock interview. It gives pretty much the same kinds of tips that we will give in our video.

Pump-Up Beats

My experience producing my podcast was actually pretty difficult, considering I’ve never used GarageBand before. I had no previous experience with audio editing so that made it extremely tough. I found myself learning for an hour how to at least use GarageBand because I had used it before. However, after a while of learning how to use it, it actually got a lot easier and I became a little more comfortable with using GarageBand.

On I watched the Ghostbusters review video. I first noticed all of the background sounds in the video, before the reviewers even spoke. The camera angles were pretty simple because it kept showing the three guys who reviewed the film talking, or the camera panned to one of the guys. The camera angle was straight for the most part and it wasn’t shifting really. I like how they showed different movie reviews that popped into the screen. They zoomed in on the movie reviews by using different kind of effects. There were also different scenes from other movies that they showed in this review and there was a nice transition of different audio sounds. The guys doing the movie review, most likely have small microphones attached to their shirts to make their voices heard loudly. Then, the audio team probably is going to take what they say and increase the volume more. There are also parts of the review, where they are showing a video of Ghostbusters with no sound, while the reviewers are talking over the clip.

I never knew how much audio and editing is involved in all of the shows and entertainment that we watch. A simple movie review, like the Ghostbusters one really showed many different areas of audio and editing that I would have never realized if I wasn’t paying attention to it. It’s easy to forget about zooming effects, microphones, camera angles when watching shows.