This video is a short commercial for Empathy Coffee, a real brand, created during a student project. We both shot and edited the commercial, only my partner acted in it. This is my cut of the video, focusing on my camera work.
A Passion Project
I have been making devotional videos in the protestant episcopal tradition and posting them to my YouTube channel for some time now. This is purely a passion project of mine, which combines my spirituality with a desire to get better at video production and editing. Below is what I think is the best and most professional of my videos so far.
1. Today, do more people access the web using computers or mobile devices? Provide a resource that supports your answer.
A small majority of all worldwide internet use is mobile. Asia(62%) and Africa (60%) are leading this trend, and are leading this trend. On our continent 52% of internet traffic is still from computers, 48% is mobile. South Americans are the least likely to use a smartphone or tablet – only 35% of traffic from South America is mobile
2 . Who controls the World Wide Web? What is it made up of?
No-one controls the World Wide Web, that’s the beauty of it. The internet is a interconnected network of billions of servers. The Internet Engineering Task Force sets voluntary web standards that make sure websites and browsers are compatible. That way things don’t go back to how they were when I was in high school and half the websites only worked with Internet Explorer. ICANN is the top level authority for registering domains and IP addresses, but they subcontract much of their work.
3. Who is Tim Berners Lee? What is he best known for?
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He is a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation which was launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.
A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim invented the Web while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.https://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/
4. What is a blog? What is it used for?
This is a blog, it is used for sharing my thoughts about web design. My personal blog is used for my thoughts on politics, religion, food, and drink. More broadly, a blog, originally a contraction of “Web Log” is a public diary posted on the internet.
5. What is a “responsive” website design?
Responsive web designs are designs that change depending on the device the person is using (ideally, on its screen size), so that they are good looking, or at least legible, on phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop.
6. Why are “responsive” website designs necessary?
Because, no matter where you are in the world, a sizable percentage large amount of internet traffic is mobile, and a sizable percentage is not. Coding only for computer or only for mobile means that at least a third of your users will have an ugly and difficult experience.
7. What is SEO, and why should website owners/managers be concerned with SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and the better your SEO is the more people can find you using Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. (Please, people, stop just using Google, they shouldn’t have a monopoly.)
8. What is dynamic content?
Dynamic content (aka adaptive content) refers to web content that changes based on the behavior, preferences, and interests of the user. It refers to websites as well as e-mail content and is generated at the moment a user requests a page.https://www.omniconvert.com/what-is/dynamic-content/
9. What is a content management system? You work with one, what is it’s name?
A content management system (CMS) is any program that lets you create a more-or-less fully featured website without being able to code HTML. This site is created in the WordPress CMS. Other CMSes are Google Sites, Joomala (more advanced, less user friendly), SharePoint, and Squarespace(more user friendly, less powerful). There are also specialized CMSes like Moodle for educational institutions or MailChimp for HTML emails.
10. What is a youtube channel? Who might want to start one?
A youtube channel comes free with any gmail account, you don’t need to do anything special to open one. It is an account that you can use to post videos or comments on YouTube. Anyone who wants to share videos of some kind with the public should use their YouTube channel actively. Trinity Episcopal Church has started an active YouTube account for posting services during the lockdown and will continue streaming our worship after we re-open.
I thought this was a pretty clever bit of graphic design. It’s not 100% original, the idea came from my boss at Robbins Hunter Museum. But she didn’t have the Illustrator skills to make her idea a reality, I did. And the whole thing would have looked awful if she tried to make it herself in paint. Design professionals are important.
Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis I have been forced to work from home rather than at the Robbins Hunter Museum or the Newark Campus, but I am still cranking out email blasts.
In addition to my internship at COTC I have started a new internship with the Robbins Hunter Museum in Granville. I will have an example of a marketing email I created in Constant Contact for them up shortly. In the meantime please enjoy these lovely photos of the historic building I work in.
A newsletter for my college, made in InDesign as a class project for DMD 201. A PDF version is available.
Here’s another student project, this one in graphic design. A full page add for a fictional pair of slides for a fictional athletic wear company.