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Design Your Future

The days of the successful college dropouts are over. Tales of how the biggest tech CEOs never received a college education are a thing of the past. In Today’s standards, Gates, Jobs and Zuckerberg, wouldn’t have been hired by their respective companies if they had applied there today.

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An Ending of the Last Week

As I say farewell to five months of working at the Voice Advertising Agency, it's time to move on to the next step in life, and that's the real world. I am ready to continue my passion with film-making for the future, and have an exciting adventure ahead of me. At my last day here at the Voice, I spent the entire time working on a trailer to somehow put together a montage of what went on throughout the semester, and how great it is to work at the Voice. I took clips from my video projects, Tony's video projects, and photographs, and put together a one-minute trailer to showcase the advertising agency. In addition, I briefly spent time making sure all of the blogs I wrote were written by me (to make it say, "By Ray Corriea" instead of "By The Interns"). It's been a pleasure working here, and once again, I look forward for the future.

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The Projects Go On and On

Another week when I came in three times and focused on a continuing process. My main tasks were to take the videos (Tom Thumb, Barnum Wall, the Kitchen, Breathe Easy, and Burma-Shave) and upload them to any social media site they don't appear on. I basically took all of these videos and made sure they were complete before moving to the promotional stage. Also, I took the Barnum Wall and Tom Thumb video, and made a one minute version for each as Matt decided to have quick promotions/history lessons for viewers to watch.

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The Projects Go On

My main focus for this week was to add different kinds of music for a Kitchen Brains video. There were a couple of different versions of the ad, but specific genres had to be placed in order to sync in well with the video, and the voice-over. That was basically it for this week.

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Project 4 Complete

With my first three days as a part-time worker, of course my main focus was on the General Tom Thumb video. I came three times this week due to Easter break at my school, so I was able to take some time with decisions on the video. On Tuesday, I went into the audio booth and recorded a few more voice-overs in order to expand my opinion on the little people of the world. Also, I discovered that P.T. Barnum is buried in the same cemetery as Thumb, so I drove there myself, filmed the two tombstones, and did more commentary about the latter. Once that was finished, the only thing left was to piece together these new additions and place them alongside the old additions. Thursday and Friday was spent completing the video, which it finally was on Friday.

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Projects 3 & 4...so far

Not that much contribution for this week. I was basically taking projects 1 & 2 (The Barnum Wall & The Ad House Kitchen) and bringing them to Dropbox.com, and the History of Ads website. Also, with Final Cut Pro added to my MacBook pro, I no longer have to use iMovie.

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Projects 1 & 2...Complete

Within an accomplishment or two, two videos to begin 'The Ad House' series had made their way to completion. Taking the footage from Tuesday or last week, and additional photos taken from that day, and last Friday, I made two separate videos of Matt giving visual tours of the kitchen and the Barnum wall. Each episode had to be ten minutes or less, so the kitchen video was narrowed down between three-four minutes, and the Barnum wall was shortened to around nine minutes. In addition, the intro created on Adobe Premiere was added at the beginning and end of both segments; thus creating a mini-episode of both videos. Looking at final results really made it reality TV-like. Lastly, both were uploaded to Dropbox, and they're ready to go for many people to see.

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Finally Reaching the Starting Point

This week was finally at the point where filming a promotional video for the Voice kicked in. While finishing the intro, Matt and myself began filming around the house. Basically I took his little, Sony HD (dubbed the "Raycam") and followed him around the kitchen, and the main office while he was giving a little tour, and giving out details about P.T. Barnum. Once uploading the footage, I then went around the house taking snapshots of the posters on the wall, objects in the kitchen such as the tin cans, and the shelf in the far corner. In addition, I also took snapshots of the house from the outside. That purpose was to avoid sudden cuts from being seen. I also selected a couple of photos on Google.

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Setting Up the Project

It's finally at that stage where I get to concentrate on the editing process without struggling (most of the time). Using Adobe Premiere for the first time since around 2011, I compiled footage from a few videos that were already made by Tony, added a couple transitions in order to give that "reality-TV" feel, and tried some other editing techniques. All that's left is to add new footage that's going to be filmed next week, and the everything will in place for the intro.

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The Progress Continues

The week wasn't that much productive for me; despite doing two different types of work. Tuesday, I was away from my job in the production department, and helped out in the department of checking update information about a number of clients and companies associated with 'The Voice'. Never knew that digging deeper for correct details would take all day (and it doesn't finish). Friday I continued the video project, and approached the editing process. It looks like this segment of the project is going to take a while when it comes compiling the right footage.

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