Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 1 - "Getting to know you... Getting to know all about you" (RIT Campus)

The first day of the internship was pretty interesting. Only two minutes away from punctual, our group (of I think 19 today) strolled into the Reading Room for a quick briefing regarding a secret "activity" Mr. Callens had in store for us. The cat was out of the bag; we were going on a scavenger hunt. The cool part was that instead of just checking off items on a list, each of the three groups had to record their discovering of the location on the RIT campus of a corresponding picture... no not "a" picture, forty-three pictures. With visual wanted lists in hand, each group pestered RIT staff, students, and unlucky passer-bys into pointing them in the direction of one of the images. Unfortunately, words like "Crossroads" and "Java's" meant nothing to us at the beginning of the day, but the point of the activity was accomplished, since I can honestly say I know where to find the "oversized" section in the library and can hear the words "Kodak Quad" without furrowing my brows in confusion.
In order to prove our success, each group was assigned to create a movie using the Kodak usb camera they were given in conjunction with iMovie. At the first mentioning of the Mac operating system, it was apparent that I was pretty much the only intern not ready to smash one on sight. But once again, this was an opportunity for everyone to learn something new and be confronted with a challenge. After some trial and error, restarting, switching computers, and discovering of a 2.56gb video recorded on July 1st on our camera, my group began moving along with iMovie. Helen, comfortable with photography and cinematography on PCs, took care of the clipping and editing of the raw video files. The final DVD included our actual findings in realtime, 4x speed clips of us walking and pestering, and a soundtrack starring Mission Impossible, "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas, and "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse.
After departing with the whole group, Toni, Sean and I met with Nina to talk about how tomorrow would work. Unfortunately, Dr. Kerekes was at meetings for the remainder of the day.

No comments:

Post a Comment