On December 2, the University of Wyoming hosted the annual UW Holiday Market. This event was held in the Wyoming Union, and was free and open to the public. My group decided that this would be a very neat event to cover, mostly because it had a different news angle than many of the other groups in the class. We realized that the news angle would be less hard-hitting, and more about the event in general. There were over 70 vendors to interview, hundreds of patrons, and even the event organizers.
I thought that this was an enjoyable experience, because it gave me a chance to see an event like this from a different perspective. I wasn’t attending this event as a patron, and so I wasn’t looking around at things to buy. Instead, I was attending the event and looking for people to interview to make the story better. I thought that this was something unique to try, and something I actually thoroughly enjoyed. I thought the only part of the assignment that was difficult was when we were coming up with the narration. It was tough to decide what the viewer might need to know, and important to keep it succinct and relevant.
I was surprised with how much I actually enjoyed the experience. I didn’t think at first that I would like having to interview strangers and make a story out of the market, but it turned out to be something that I did like to do. It was great hearing the different perspectives of the vendors and customers, and what their views of the market were. People at the event were genuinely happy to be there, and I found that to be great!
In a future career, I see video as being an integral part of the job. I think that video is so neat because it can give a perspective that other mediums can’t. Video can show the viewer what the event looked like, and also give an image of the people behind the interviews. I think that it will be important to know how to interview, edit, and assemble a high-quality production for the viewer.
Here is the video: