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Final Reflection Essay

I believe that this class has been the most useful class that I have taken at St. Mary’s. Before this class I was never that great at using editing software. I learned how to edit videos, Audio and also using Adobe Photoshop to edit pictures. Figuring out Final Cut Pro was a bit tough at first since I had never used it before. Once I understood how it worked I was able to edit a video or an audio clip easily and quickly. I now feel confident that I can figure any other editing software quickly and I can edit and compose a video or audio file. I also had never used a desktop mac which as I found out are very simple and easy to use.
I have improved my visual skills by using different photography techniques. I now know how to take a picture correctly when making a video or a presentation. Something that will always stick with me is that I should always take vertical in order to get the best out of every photo. I will remember the 5 shot rule as well for the next time that I have to a similar video, close up hands, face, shoulder, medium and full body. I also improved my photography skills by being able to tell what to take pictures of if order to make a visually satisfying project.
The skills that I definitely developed the most and I enjoyed working with are my interpersonal skills. My personality helps me with this skill for sure since I am very friendly and easy to talk to. The way that I developed them the most are by doing the interviews and getting to know people in a different way by asking them about their daily life. My favorite interview was the one that I used for the “Taste of StMU” project. That one was a lot of fun as well as taking pictures and editing them.

Podcast/Radio News Package

This project taught me how to do a News Brief from scratch as well as how to use a software that I am not familiar with with no instructions. This is a great skill for anyone going into the media communications field.

String Ensemble Recital at St. Mary’s


On November 18 there was a string Recital at St. Marys university that I attended to. The students who performed were all music majors. All of the instruments that were used were string instruments and that includes violins, violas and cello. They performed about 5 songs and some of them were accompanied by a piano. The students seem very passionate about what they play and performed in a professional manner. It was a great performance that ended with great cheering.

Ferrero Rocher Cake

Tanya Roberta talks about her passion for cooking while baking her grandma’s all-time favorite Ferrero Rocher Cake.

Ingredients:

6 large eggs room temperature
2 cups granulated hazelnuts
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp of baking soda
4 Tbsp cocoa powder

Frosting:
250 grams of unsalted butter
1 cup of Nutella
2¼ cups of sweet chocolate chip

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F, Mix baking powder cocoa and flour with the hazelnut, whip eggs and add sugar slowly for 10 minutes. Fold The powder mix into the eggs. Bake for 45 minutes and use a toothpick to check if it is ready. Melt the chocolate chips with the nutella and spread on the top of the cake. Put hazelnuts on the top and decorate as wished.

Walking on the Life of Students

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Pic 1: Adrian is being served lemonade by Regina at the UPC event on Monday.

Pic 2: Omar looking for a book on the third floor of the library in order to study for his test.

Pic 3: Tanya and Omar taking a break from homework and doing some arm wrestle.

Pic 4: Valerie taking an umbrella from her friend in order to cover herself from the harsh sun. 

Pic 5: Omar meditating on the book that he is going to show to his little brother.