This past month has been extremely busy. I’m in the middle of three final projects and have been working at my new job Thursday through the weekend. I can’t remember the last time I’ve gotten a good night’s rest.
The biggest project I’ve been working on is producing a five minute documentary entitled “A Voice for the Homeless”. It’s just one other person and I working on it whereas other groups have 3-4 person-teams. We’ve spent this month gathering research, photographs, still shots, and shooting our b-roll footage. We still need to conduct two interviews one of which will be with a homeless man named Dave and the other will be with a staff member at a homeless shelter. After we gather all our footage well spend the rest of the semester editing. I’ve never made a film so working with the editing programs will be tough. So far were keeping up but we’ll see how it turns out.
Another project I am working on is a portfolio for my keystone class. It will include classes I’ve taken over the past four years at Augsburg, my personal mission statement, goals for now, next year, and the next five, my resume, cover letter and a job I will be applying for by the end of the school year. We then have to make a presentation of it.
My final project is a presentation for my globalization and Islamic studies class. It was our job to go to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and listen to keynote speakers. We got to hear about a range of topics in business, science and medical, technology, and music. Each speaker was passionate and brought up interesting ideas that made you think critically about what the world is capable of. Our project is to choose a speaker, research their topic and teach the class about what we have learned in an interactive way. Our group is doing a trivia style game at the end of the presentation.
Other than school, I’ve just been trying to work as much as possible so I’ll be able to move by the end of this month. I’m exhausted but it’s all almost over.