Today, I start a new experience.
In an attempt to finish college as a well-rounded individual, I’m starting up my second internship, as an intern for La Salle University’s Digital Art and Multimedia Design department. Specifically, I’ll be aiding Prof. Sandra Camomile with her Creating Multimedia class, which deals with Macromedia Flash, animation and interactivity.
One of my job prospects after college is shaping up to be instruction; I’m apparently pretty decent at explaining complicated procedures face-to-face (but who isn’t?) and a lot of people whom I’ve helped say that “you explained that better than the teacher.” Whether that shows I’m a good teacher or I understand how my friends work is a matter separate from this journal. What IS a matter for this journal is my duties and accomplishments in this class.
So far, me and Prof. Camomile (henceforth referred as Cammy) have scheduled our weekly meetings and have planned out her first three weeks of class. We’ve gone over the basics of animation and are now having the students storyboard ideas of something I’m calling “kinetic narrative,” or a story of motion, like a skateboarder ollieing some stairs or a skier running into a tree. Monday, we’ll talk about keyframes, tweening and then have the students create a flip book showing off their kinetic narrative.
There I go, already creating lingo that no one should ever use. (I’m not even sure if that’s what that should mean, but I don’t care. It’s my lingo.)
With that, I finish my first–albeit short–journal entry. I am looking forward to this internship immensly, not just for the gratification and verification that I know more than everyone else (that’s a joke) but that I’m bettering myself and training myself for anything I may come across in my design career. That’s, in my opinion, the whole purpose of the Digital Art program.