Since the day I knew my next module would have been “Multimedia Journalism” I have been straightly curious to try both video and audio.
The six weeks passed really quickly and I felt I have learnt a lot about many things. Not only how to use such difficult programs like Audition, but also various techniques that made me enjoy this part of the module. During the six week we had the chance to work singularly or in small groups and to experiment various kinds of radio programs, thing that I particularly enjoyed from the beginning.
For the part of the module regarding audio we had two assignments:
- Feature: I decided to talk about the referendum that Italy is going to hold on the 17th of April 2016, dealing with the chance to abrogate a law that allows to use drilling platforms until the oilfields and gas fields are exhaust. I have find the final product of this assessment quite satisfying, introducing an interview with Sara Viele, an Italian ecologist, and vox pop as well, with Italian students living abroad. However, I think some editing on the volume could have been done better.
- Paper Review: for this assessment I decided to talk about the two girls that last year brutally tortured and murdered a 39 years old woman and they will be processed tomorrow. In this case, while I think that the review covered the main english newspapers, the background noise is quite too loud instead and sometimes could distract the listener. Moreover, I think that there were too many things too say about this news, so I have find difficult summarise everything in 1:30 minute.
In any case I had the chance to make my knowledge deeper on new softwares and new techniques, improving my skills, things that I appreciated and that made me like this module.