The first piece of advice that I would give the newbies stay organized! I cannot even stress enough how important it is to always stay organized. I cannot even stress this enough! I am not the neatest person in the world so you can take my word for it when I say being organized is the best thing that you can possibly do. If you aren’t organized you might miss your deadlines, forget about your snack shop duties, and miss your radio deadlines. None of those are good, at all.
The second piece of advice that I would give is to listen to all critiques. Some critiques that you can get may seem harsh, but all critiques are meant to help you improve on your work. So make sure that you really listen to critiques that you get and remember that these critiques will help you.
And the last piece of advice that I would give to the newbies is to check all of you shots BEFORE you leave. This goes for an interview or just a regular shot. It’s really frustrating when you went somewhere that isn’t the easiest to get to for an interview or a shot and then go home then check the shot/interview and realize that it doesn’t have audio! It feels even worse (yes things can get worse) when you need to call the interviewee and tell them that you need to reschedule for another date because you chose not to check your audio BEFOREHAND! That person just took time out of their schedule to let you film them for your project and now they need to do it again. And since we middle school kids can’t drive yet your parent/guardian needs to take time out of their schedule to drive you there. So it just goes to show that you MUST check all of your shots beforehand.
These are three things that I can guarantee will help our newbies out so much in this media class. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed. I really hope you take my advice, even if you aren’t a newbie. Talk to you guys later. BYE!!!!! :)