Final Quiz!

4 May

 

            Coming into this class I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, because I wasn’t sure what types of media we would be working with, and what kind of projects we would be assigned to do. The last thing I anticipated was improving my communication skills. Through out all the projects I have completed this semester my technological, visual, and interpersonal communication skills have greatly improved.

            My technological communication skills I can’t say were awful prior to taking this class, but they have been most definitely enhanced. Before taking this class I would constantly rewrite emails, and call my dad for help because I was concerned they would not sound educated or convey my ideas correctly; but I am now confident in what I write, because I’ve learned ways to simplify sentences and compress what I want to say into a concise and understandable e-mail. I also learned never to use a negative when writing a summary for a project because it does not convey the right connotation.

            Prior to this class I didn’t have any experience in visual communication other than media production one, needless to say I learned a vast amount about presenting what I want to say through media in the most efficient way. On my final project I originally had Stacey Moss introduce herself in her interview, but as I reviewed notes and spoke with the professor I realized that I was able to show who, through the one/third title slide; where and when, through the video; and why by an interesting catch at the beginning of the interview sequence.

            As I learned that we would be having to interview and video people for all of our various projects it made me very nervous, because I automatically thought it would set me up for experience a really awkward moment with someone I didn’t know. But as I went through each interview, I became comfortable with talking to people and I became quit good at truly listening to someone and letting them talk.

            I knew this class is a requirement for communication majors, but I did not realize how much it improved my actual communication skills until the conclusion the class.

 

 

 

 

Scene on Campus: Stacey Moss

2 May

As a senior collegiate athlete at St. Mary’s University, Stacey Moss applies her religion to all aspects of her off and on the softball field. The lady Rattlers look to her for spiritual guidance and support, and Moss has graciously embraced that role. She is a great representation to St. Mary’s University.Image

Breakfast Sandwich

12 Apr

Breakfast Sandwich by Rene Solis 

Videography and Production by Ashley Behabetz 

Sophomore Baseball player Rene Solis cooks with eggs to ensure he has substantial amounts of protein to support him both in the classroom and on the mound. Here he displays how to whip together a nutritious and simple breakfast sandwich that will prepare any athlete for a great day.

Ingredients 

  • Eggs (2-3)
  • White bread (2 slices)
  • Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Salt and Pepper (add to taste)
  • Butter (Just enough to spread on bread)
  • Bacon (3-4 slices)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1/3 cup)
  • Tabasco (optional)
Directions

First heat stove top, medium to high heat. Then place bacon strips on pan and flip every 45 seconds or so or until cooked to a crisp. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to remove excess grease. Then crack eggs into a small bowl, add milk, salt and pepper. Whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture into same pan used to cook bacon. Let cook for a minute then use spatula to mix eggs in pan. While eggs are cooking, place bread in toaster. After toasting, spread a thin layer of butter on each slice. When the eggs are solid and no longer runny remove from heat. Place cooked bacon on bread, then add scrambled eggs and top with cheese. “Smush together” and enjoy.

Soundslides Tutorial

19 Mar

A Slice of Life: Faces and Places that make up St. Mary’s University

http://www.stmumedia.com/2012/slideshows/tutorial/behabetz-soundslides-tutorial/index.html

working and playing at STMU

29 Feb

1. A St. Mary’s athlete, Caroline Flores, attempts to finish homework while finding time for breakfast.

2. Caroline Flores, also known as “Pee Wee” studies college algebra with a teammate in the café.

3. Jayme Powers shoots some hoop to relieve college stress.

4. Focusing on his free throws in the gym; Jayme Powers visualizes a “swish”

5. Jayme Powers shifts his eyes to check out the weight room, during his free throw practice.

Karl Wacker: 6ft 4in. of singing perfection

23 Feb

Practice makes perfect: For musician Karl Wacker, he uses church choir and FCA, as well as free time to refine his guitar playing and singing skills. I’d like to thank Karl for the private concert and interview. I hope ya’all love his voice as much as I do!

Danielle in 90 seconds

8 Feb

Here is a brief interview I conducted with Danielle Torres ( a fellow media production II classmate) answering a few questions about herself.

 

 

 

Reflection

5 Feb

Focus on focusing in 2012

As the spring 2012 semester approaches I’m excited to see what’s in store for me. A majority of my classes are English-based so I know that I will enjoy them, but I also am aware it’s going to be a lot of work. More specifically for my media production II class I already know that the class will be one that I won’t mind putting in the extra effort in for. I look forward to doing video and more audio work, because what I did for the media production I class was more photo-based. My favorite aspect of the class is how much creative freedom we have. It is also exciting to think about the fact that we only have five projects to worry about, but at the same time I know it will require a lot of time. Time management is going to be a major challenge for me this semester; I’m going to have to really force myself to stick to personal time restraints and deadlines. I am also concerned about retaining new techniques on different programs, because at times I don’t have the best memory. So, I am going to strive to focus in class and review steps and processes that we learn. Although I want to go into public relations, I hope to be able to use what I learn in this class and apply it in my career field. Overall I am excited for this class with all the projects to come and the explorations I will make with my own creative touch.

About

5 Feb

please ignore the tan-line; its from softball

Ashley Behabetz is currently enrolled at St. Mary’s University as a sophomore perusing a degree in English Communication Arts. She is also a catcher on the Lady Rattlers softball team. Going on her 11th season of softball, she is looking forward to a successful spring. In the future, she hopes to combine her love of sports and a college degree to obtain a job in the sports industry. (Preferably baseball) Behabetz is an avid Colorado Rockies Fan as well.

Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She attended Dakota Ridge High School where she was student body president, a four-time letter winner in student government, 3-time softball, 2-time lacrosse, and basketball letter winner. As the oldest sibling, Behabetz strives to guide her younger sister in a positive direction by assistant coaching her competitive 12-and-under-fast-pitch softball team in Colorado. She is grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer her time giving back to the sport she loves. Behabetz also enjoys writing poetry and creative fiction in her spare time.