This year the Student Documentary Unit at the University of Montana Radio-Television Department and School of Journalism turned 25. It is now at the point where it is older that many of the students actually taking the class! When I was in school, I saw the student doc unit as the prize for working really really hard on news packages for 3 years.
When it was our turn, my class made “Beyond the Myths: Growing up in Montana” (aka Monteentana). It was a tough semester and I pretty much lived in the edit bay where I worked on the opening and segment-introducing graphics for our film as well as two segments “Jessika” and “Hana”. Fun Fact: our program’s editing studio was in the basement of an 80-year-old house, 530 Eddy, that used to live on campus. I wouldn’t have traded it for anything though, some of my best memories from college happened in that basement.
It had been too long, I wanted to get back into the After Effects game.
I needed to find a project I had to finish, Not, “I’ll finish eventually” or “I’ll get back to it later,” but something with a hard deadline. Also, it would help if I learned something new, so this wasn’t just a refresher exercise. Enter a two year anniversary of a weird story some friends and I share.
It is time for some big changes around here.
Welcome to BeccaSayre.com 3.0. I’m planning on using this as my new homebase for my portfolio and projects and I hope that keeping it in WordPress will help me keep it up to date. Updating my old all-code-no-CMS site wasn’t hard technically, but it definitely was hard to make myself actually take the time to do it. Something about spending all day/week/year updating client sites makes it difficult to actually sit down and work for yourself! Well, that and I am insanely picky about my own site’s “looks.” I’ll be 2/3rds done and then I’ll see something or learn something and want to restart fresh incorporating my new knowledge. Wordpress helps this compulsion of mine a bit as redoing a site in the future will be as easy as uploading a new theme . . . unless by then I’ve found something I like even better, in which case my brain probably already popped from excitement.