New Writing Tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a toolkit to help people learn to write on the web. The toolkit was created because the CDC went through trial and error to create good web posts. The CDC gives good social media and communication strategies. Some tips they gave was identifying your audience and determining the […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a toolkit to help people learn to write on the web. The toolkit was created because the CDC went through trial and error to create good web posts.

The CDC gives good social media and communication strategies. Some tips they gave was identifying your audience and determining the objective. These are important.

Knowing the audience you are trying to reach is most important. If you know the audience you know how to approach them. The messages or post you create would meet the needs of that audience. The more you learn about your audience, the more successful and effective your post would become.

The CDC gave some tips for writing for social media platforms. One platform they used was Facebook. Facebook is one of the most used and common social media platforms.

Somethings they used to create a successful post the learned and distinguished their audiences. Another thing that works was the length, content, and tone.

The length of facebook post offers 420 characters. The CDC would recommend that you use 250 characters or less. If you use up to 250 characters the whole post can be viewed without having to click on it. Most people do not want to read a long post.

The content of the post should be conversational and friendly. People tend to read posts more when there’s a video, link or photo.

These methods help and are effective. I use these methods in order to capture readers.

Portrait Documentary Projects

Below are a couple of the portrait documentary projects that I was previledged to direct and produce which includes Camera and Lighting Exercise and Portrait Interview. Camera and Lighting Exercise I was opportuned to work on this Camera and Lighting Exercise as a Director,  Producer and Editor. I used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to take …

Continue reading “Portrait Documentary Projects”

Below are a couple of the portrait documentary projects that I was previledged to direct and produce which includes Camera and Lighting Exercise and Portrait Interview.

Camera and Lighting Exercise

I was opportuned to work on this Camera and Lighting Exercise as a Director,  Producer and Editor. I used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to take a shots of an Academic Core Building – Panning Right, Video clips of the street – Panning Left, A Flag Pole – Tilting up, A Tree – Tilting down, A School banner – Zomming in, A Student Sitting by the table – Zooming out.

Portrait Documentary Interview

In this other project, I work on this Portrait Documentary Interview also as the Director,  Producer and Editor of the film. I also used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to shot the interview Samuel Dedier and Mohammed Alnefaie taking a Medium shot, Close-up, Extreme close-up, and Over-the-shoulder shot.

 

Are You Doing All You Can?

     

       Are you doing all you can? that is the question I continue to ask myself this semester. Time is flying by and I feel as if I don’t have enough time to do all I ended to do before the semester ends. They say as a senior you may encounter senioritis. I now understand what they mean. I know I have so much to do, but I don’t have the motivation to do it. So I’m forcing myself to find that motivation from somewhere and get the work done.

      Doing this Assignment, I used my story to find a way to talk to my fellow classmates and DS106 users.  Are we doing all we can to finish the semester with good grades?

For this assignment I used two posters and combined them to make one poster.

Zine creation

Today in class we worked through photoshop to create out digital image to contribute to the Cuny Zine project. it was pretty cool to see other people’s creation but i’m struggling with with direction to go with mine.

I am however always excited to work on photoshop because i really want to understand how to use it. Its not an intuitive program. but this project will give me a chance to continue learning and understanding it.

Anyway, i’m going to continue to think about with direction i want to take my digital image. I will use other students creation for some inspiration.