Hudson Thompson – Department of Communications Pictures

So, I was told to locate about 5 or 6 still photos for Dr. Gibson because she is wanting to send out a little timeline kind of thing to the alumni and show what all the Department of Communications and NPACE has accomplished over the last year. This included the NPACE launch, last year’s ArtBeat, Active Shooter, etc. It made me realize how far this department has come in the last year. NPACE really has established itself.  ArtBeat keeps asking for us to come back and film the activities and events. Active Shooter turned out really well, and was very professionally done.

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It has been a blast being with this department for 4 and 1/2 years and I’d recommend the Communication Department to anyone looking for a home here at CSU.

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Hudson Thompson – What’s Happening in Columbus

There is a new show coming to fruition here at NPACE! The name is tentatively named “What’s Happening in Columbus” and will feature different activities/events happening in Columbus, Georgia! You will be able  to watch the show (airing in about 2 weeks, hopefully) and figure out what to do on your weekend, or see clips of what you missed out on in the week(s) prior — while also learning about local artists, musicians, etc.

This Thursday, we plan to go to Fountain City Coffee and film the open mic night and also get some B roll for our first segment.

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Also, I got to make the intro and outro for the show, which was great fun! I got to utilize Final Cut Pro X and also use 2 songs from my band, BadaBings, in the intro and outro!

Hudson Thompson -This chapter is coming to a close…

“It has been a blast being with this department for 4 and 1/2 years and I’d recommend the Communication Department to anyone looking for a home here at CSU.”

This excerpt from my last post really sums up everything I need to say about my time here. I graduated in December of last semester. Finished up these hours here at NPACE and will now get my degree officially. It has been a great time. I will miss this place, I believe. I am very ready to start my next adventure, I move out on the 14th across the country; but, I know I will think back on my times here from time to time.

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For now, thank you all for my time here. I’ll see you later! 🙂

Hudson Thompson – NPACE

I’ve been in this department for 4 and a half years and when mentioning NPACE, obviously I am asked what is NPACE and what kind of work does this center produce? I simply answer with “service learning” to both questions. You, as a student, are able to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in real life situations (this could apply to audio and/or video work while also working with nonprofit organizations at the same time)! One notable aspect of NPACE that is not being taken advantage of often is that the NPACE center is open to anyone, you do not have to simply be a student. Any and everyone is allowed and welcomed into the center to partake in some of the activities or to simply sit and hang out!

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So far this week I have soundproofed a room that is used for voice-over work that used to echo pretty terribly. But, now thanks to the acoustic foam I put up under the watchful eye of my friend and mentor, Matt Gay…

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… there is no more echo. The sound has been deadened completely! Before working here at NPACE I had never put up acoustic foam, but now I can say that I do have some experience in that, which is awesome!

We’ll see what all I can get into in the next few weeks to come! Possibly some editing and some camera training and use. Whatever it is, I’m sure it will be interesting.

photo(1)…a learning experience, at least!

Hudson Thompson – NPACE Radio Practicum

Today, I sat in on a “Radio Practicum.” The class is worth one credit hour and today was the second meeting, but was the first meeting in a  classroom setting! Dave Arwood taught the class. Something that he outlined as being important in becoming a DJ is to learn to produce. He stated that the voice does not matter as much as being able to produce.

From this, he went on to show students how to create things such as liners on Adobe Audition, which is what they use at their radio stations to produce different things.

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Dave asked for students, in their next meeting, to figure out their schedules so that they could come to the radio station and produce some pieces at some point later in the semester! He also asked them to pick a nonprofit organization of their choice and to write a 30-word PSA. Later, hopefully the students will be able to produce these and have something of their own!

Hudson Thompson – Artbeat, NPACE and Friday Night Sports Focus

Artbeat is right around the corner! Artbeat is 2 weeks of the “finest programs in our art community;” it is music, theatre, literature and fine art being put on display for anyone who wants to come! This will take place from March 13th through the 28th; and what does this mean for NPACE? NPACE goes out during this celebration of arts and records many of the acts and displays, then comes back and edits the videos to show off to any and everyone!

artbeat turquois blueThis week in NPACE, though, we got  back to doing “Friday Night Sports Focus!” This is a show that starts at 8 o’clock at night and runs until 11 on Fridays in which 3 different people, Matt, Derek and Mark talk sports. This is technically the inaugural week, last week there were technical difficulties that led to the show not airing. And, after a few minor bumps in the road for the first few minutes, the show was up and running, and coming through on the radio just fine!

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NPACE has a lot of big things coming up and going on,  so stick around for more to come!

Hudson Thompson – Blood, Guts, and Video Editing

So, Saturday was interesting. It was the 2nd weekend the “Active Shooter” movie was being shot and I assisted where I could. I helped clear areas for the scene to be shot in, etc. We only got a few scenes shot, though, only a fraction of what was supposed to be shot. I am helping tomorrow as well; it is the 3rd and final day and hopefully we are able to finish at a decent hour! I will be on “blood detail” tomorrow and get to clean up all the fake blood which will be interesting!

Also, I helped with the video mentioned in my last post! I had a few wardrobe changes, got to be in front of the camera, and also was asked if I could help out with the editing of the video. That will be fun considering I’ve only gotten 1 opportunity to edit a video and would like to try it out again!

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Here we go again, Final Cut!