Dublincore, Personality, Myself
Internet, Habits, Data
photoshop, life goal,
cable 8, film, camera, cinema
reddit, data, soccer, noise, energy, hurricane,
father, passion career, games
WMD, NBA, LeBron James, dikw, jobs
Categories that I think describe me:
Creator: My Parents
Subject: Categories of myself
One flaw I think I have when it comes to internet browsing habits is the fact that I often do not do much to conceal my buying habits. Being a typical somewhat lazy college student, I tend to buy things I need and ship them to my dorm rather than go out and buy them. The problem with this is I don’t think I do enough to conceal my activities. Every time I try to be discreet about buying something, I still manage to get advertisements for similar items. A month ago I bought some cables for my game consoles. I still get ads for similar products from time to time. It’s terrifying to think that they hold on to that simple data for so long.
I have to admit, I was excited when I was assigned to write about two data visualizations. This is because Reddit was one of the allowed sites to visit. I love using Reddit, so I’m grateful that I get to use a site I’m so familiar with. The subreddit I could use is called r/dataisbeautiful. In this subreddit are a bunch of user-submitted visualizations of very kinds of data. They’re all very interesting to look at, but I narrowed it down to two posts I could write about. The first data visualization I really found interesting was a graphic representation of the total amount of noise energy given off by fans during a soccer match between two German teams, Bayern Munich, and TSG Hoffenheim. The site lets you see a visualization of how loud the crowd gets in real time. The site even features crowd energy during specific moments in the game, like when a Bayern player scores, or when the players are introduced. It really makes me think about just how powerful a group of voices can be. The second most interesting post I found was a collection of Tropical Cyclone data collected by the National Hurricane Center. The site shows almost everything you can think of when it comes to hurricane data, from past hurricane tracks to probable origin points for new hurricanes. I think this kind of stuff has always been fascinating to look at, and I’m pretty thankful that we now have the technology to obtain so much information about these destructive storms.
If you had known me for a while, chances are I would have told you at some point that one of my favorite things to do is edit videos. My dream is to become a professional video editor. My father was a professional video editor who enjoyed lots of success working for various companies and small film studios. He earned his degree at Washington State University, and that is one of the main reasons why I decided to enroll at the same college. I am more or less going to be taking the same kinds of courses that he took a long time ago. Of course, there will be a lot of differences between us, considering that filmmaking technology has advanced a lot since the early 1990s. However, the art of film editing has stayed somewhat similar since that time, and it will be exciting to learn even more about it.
I personally like to edit only specific kinds of footage (although I will, of course, edit any kind of footage should a potential employer require it). My favorite things to edit mainly relate to my interests outside of film. I love playing video games with friends, so I, in turn, love editing videos of gaming. I also occasionally will record my own gameplay, edit them down into interesting moments, and post them onto YouTube. I do this a lot because I am inspired by others who upload to Youtube for a living. I also enjoy watching sports, so I, therefore, love to edit sports footage. I think a dream job of mine would be to help a team edit their sports highlights.
I think I can use my hobbies and current knowledge of film editing to help with my four projects later on. In fact, I can’t wait to create content about it!