Sharing methods, used by companies such as Holiday World and Scott’s Miracle-Gro, would be the most beneficial for the QFS online community. “Sharing metrics-measurements of how often your helpful information is forwarded to a friend, tweeted, shared on Facebook, or other behaviors of similar type and circumstance-are another straightforward way to quantify online information. In almost every case, the platform you utilize will either count sharing and reviews natively, or you’ll easily be able to calculate them yourself.” (Baer, p 177) Because the Quinnipiac Film Society is such a large community made up of current Quinnipiac students enrolled in the Film, Video and Interactive Media program, alumni and faculty, sharing methods are a great way to view the analytics of the behavior across the community’s various social media platforms. It is common for the same individuals to post on the social media platforms daily, but viewing shares, likes, retweets, and comments can help easily detect if the effort of this community has amounted to someone or our brands.
Return on Investment:
- Sharing: QFS members sharing, retweeting and reposting other community members work, ideas and thoughts. Measurement of comments posted on each share and parent post.
- Views: Views, hits, likes and shares on tutorials, workshop videos and recordings of Google+ hangouts posted across multiple social media platforms showing what the community finds useful and which videos can be removed.
- Compare amount of followers and likes to the amount of individuals who participate in weekly discussions and collaborations.
Baer, Jay. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype. New York: Penguin, NY. Print.
After graduating Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Video and Interactive Media in May of 2013, I was excited to enter the real world. However, I was unaware of how difficult it is to obtain a career, especially in such a competitive field such as the film industry. I wish that I had attended resume workshops that were offered to me, that I had made more connections via professors and Quinnipiac alumni and had better prepared myself for future interviews and experiences for the real world.
I created a two-week campaign for the current QFS community to run to better prepare QFS seniors for the real world. This campaign will enable all QFS members, both a part of the on-line and off-line community to participate, collaborate and communicate with each other via the community’s multiple social media platforms. This campaign will help QFS seniors prepare for their first interviews in the real world with mock interviews resume and E-Portfolio workshops and professional advice given by faculty and alumni who are currently employed in the production field.
Take a look at my presentation: CampaignPresentation
All Film, Video and Interactive Media students are required to complete a capstone project during the senior year. The capstone project can be a documentary, narrative or script. During the first week of May, all senior project groups schedule screenings to share their documentaries, narratives and scripts with fellow classmates, peers, friends, family and professors. Finals week is just around the corner, therefore all seniors are currently putting their last minute touches on their amazing projects! As an alumni and former FVI major, I want to give advice to the soon to be graduates for their completed projects. I ran into numerous issues during the production and post-production phase of my documentary, and hope that what I learned from my experience can help you all! Simple adjustments such as focusing a shot or increasing the volume of a talent’s microphone can completely change your outcome of your project. You should all want to share these projects across multiple platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube so that you can get recognized for your hard work! Here are some tips:
8 Tips for Senior Projects:
- Make sure all shots are focused! If they are not, do not use them!
- Make sure all shots in interviews are leveled.
- Adjust audio on interviews so that each response is clear.
- If audio is unclear, do not use it!
- Choose a score that will add emotion to your piece.
- Make sure to have an overwhelming amount of b-roll to break up the interviews or scenes!
- Add a background to lower thirds fonts so that they stand out more.
- Be sure to thank the “little people” in your credits!
I wish you all good luck with your senior projects and congratulations on graduation! Everyone should come out and attend our FVI seniors’ script reading panels and screenings of their amazing documentaries and narratives during finals week!
Here is a link to my senior project entitled “Whatever It Takes”, telling the story of district schools, charter schools and struggles of urban education in New Haven, Connecticut. http://vimeo.com/66914612
Every January, twenty three FVI students along with two professors are given the opportunity to attend the Sundance Film Festival. This experience of a lifetime was created by the first President of QFS and has been enjoyed for eight years with the organization so far! The students and professors who attend the festival view independent films, attend panels and make connections in the film industry. I was lucky enough to attend the festival three times, and I cannot stress how amazing it was. If you have the opportunity to attend the festival, I would take it because it is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.
Hello everyone! This year, I began working at NBC Sports as a National Hockey League sub-clipper. I log live hockey games, create shot lists, team clip reels, player clip reels, and sub-clip melts using Avid Interplay Assist. As a Film, Video and Interactive Media Major during my undergraduate years at Quinnipiac, I was taught to edit on Final Cut Pro 7. I also took a production course in my graduate years at Quinnipiac in the ICM program, where I was taught to edit on Adobe Premier Pro. Although I was comfortable and talented at editing on those two softwares, the network that I worked for used Avid so I had to learn how to edit on a completely new software. I cannot stress enough how important it is to learn how to edit on multiple editing softwares, especially if you are planning on obtaining a career in post-production. As an undergrad, I remember students expressing their desires to learn how to edit on Avid, but Quinnipiac could not grant those wishes due to budget purposes. My advice to you all is to at least become familiar with the Avid editing software whether it’s downloading a free trial online and playing around with the software, or watching YouTube tutorials just to familiarize yourself with the software! Many major networks use Avid in today’s production world, and it will look great on your resume if you know how to use it!
I found a quick tutorial on how to make basic edits on the Avid editing software on YouTube, check it out!