All posts by Benjamin Woodruff

About Benjamin Woodruff

A student in the CMDC program at WSUV.

COM 210 Reflection

A vector drawing done in Assembly for iPhone showing a natural scene with a tent at the end of a dirt trail, near some trees with a sunny day in view of a mountain
Done in Assembly for iPhone. Click to open the full-screen image in a new tab.

Question & Answer

Which project was your favorite?
The final draft of my logo design for this website, consisting of a blue shield, a simplified shirt pocket, a pocket protector, with a piece of bacon, mini ruler, fountain pen, and paint brush inside. The p for prodigimedia is on the front flap
From a previous project. Click to open the image in a new tab.

My favorite project for COM 210 was definitely the logo project (Graphic Design Project), in which we had to learn from some blog posts (vectors, gestahlt, and logos) and videos (logos, contest), come up with an idea, do some research, sketch our ideas, then start to work in Adobe Illustrator. Continue reading COM 210 Reflection

Video Project: Final Draft

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Idea and Inspiration

DECLARATIVE NARRATIVE

For this project, I felt it would be helpful to produce a video case study of one of my past projects that could show how all the elements of a website design fell into place because I was focused on properly balancing my interests with those of my client. It was about the narrative website I designed in DTC 355 (multimedia authoring) in the CMDC program here at WSUV for my most recent employer, A to Z Blinds, where I worked for about three years prior to returning to school to try and finish my degree. Continue reading Video Project: Final Draft

Video Project: Rough Draft

Idea and Inspiration

For this project, I felt it would be helpful to produce a video case study of one of my past projects that could show how all the elements of a website design fell into place because I was focused on properly balancing my interests with those of my client. It was about the narrative website I designed in DTC 355 (multimedia authoring) in the CMDC program here at WSUV for my most recent employer, A to Z Blinds, where I worked for about three years prior to returning to school to try and finish my degree. Continue reading Video Project: Rough Draft

Video Project: Raw Video Footage

A photo-realistic drawing of an iPhone with a screenshot of the camera app placed in the screen position
Made with Assembly for iPhone and Inkscape.

Unedited Video & PDF Storyboard

For this video project, I had to upload, post, and turn in my raw video footage as the first phase of this project. I also had to make a storyboard, which is posted below in PDF format. For simplicity sake, I uploaded the raw footage to YouTube and scanned the hand-drawn storyboard using Dropbox for iPhone. Please feel free to watch the footage, check out the drawings, and leave comments below if you have any ideas or concerns about this project ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading Video Project: Raw Video Footage

Premiere Pro Tutorials

Adobe Premiere Pro CC logo
Found on Wikimedia.

Tutorial Results

This week’s tutorials were for the Adobe program Priemere Pro CC, which is one of the more popular video editing applications. In the first of the two tutorials, I had to take footage of two subjects (I chose my raspberry plants and a cherry tree in my backyard) and add audio, transitions, and text effects. In the second tutorial, I had to use some pre-supplied video clips, some historical images of Murrow Hall at WSU Pullman, and my own voice-over audio, then add transitions, color effects, and credits. The videos are below ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading Premiere Pro Tutorials

Audio Project: Final Draft

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Idea and Inspiration

PLAN OF ACTION

For this project, I needed to make a one to two minute audio story or interview with either narration and relevant ambient sounds and/or music, or my questions and someone else’s answers. I decided to do a brief how-to that would explain my secret to doing excellent professional digital media. The secret is asking yourself critically, “What is my work ethic?” Continue reading Audio Project: Final Draft

Audio Project: Rough Draft

Idea and Inspiration

For this project, I needed to make a one to two minute audio story or interview with either narration and relevant ambient sounds and/or music, or my questions and someone else’s answers. I decided to do a brief “how to” that would explain my secret to doing excellent professional digital media. The secret is asking yourself critically, “What is my work ethic?” Continue reading Audio Project: Rough Draft

Audio Project: Raw Audio Footage

A vector drawing made in the Assembly app for iPhone of two speech bubbles, one with an old style journalist's hat and the other having simplified audio controls
Made in Assembly for iPhone.

Two Unedited Audio Files

Below are two of the audio files I will use in my Audio Project for COM 210 at WSUV. They are unedited and will only be used in part. I may have to redo the voice audio because the track is about five minutes long and the whole thing needs to be about one to two minutes in length. I plan to use about 18 seconds of the music as an intro and exit sound. Please feel free to leave comments below if you have any ideas for this work! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading Audio Project: Raw Audio Footage

Audition Tutorials

The Adobe Audition logo
Found on wikipedia.

SoundCloud Files

For these tutorials, I had to use Adobe Audition to edit some audio tracks, put together some interviews, and upload and share the files via SoundCloud. If you want to do audio editing work without spending a ton on annual fees, I suggest checking out Audacity, a free, open source program that works much like the program I used for these tutorials. Please feel free to let me know if you do check out Audacity or enjoyed these audio files. Thanks! Continue reading Audition Tutorials

Media Intervention: Debunking Homeschooling Stereotypes

A vector drawing of a couple of stereotypical homeschoolers
A stereotypical representation of homeschoolers. Done with Assembly for iPhone and Inkscape.

Pre-intervention Survey

Thanks so much for coming by my blog to take part in this media intervention activity. Please start by clicking the link to take the survey so we can find out your current views towards homeschoolers, their parents, and homeschooling. After you finish the pre-intervention survey, please view the content below and see if your views change at all.ย NOTE: Please be sure to take the survey again after you finish viewing the content below ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a link at the bottom of this blog post FYI. Continue reading Media Intervention: Debunking Homeschooling Stereotypes