NPACE – Leonard Hood

This will be one of my last weeks being in NPACE considering I will be graduating in 11 days. Looking back, there isn’t anywhere else I would have wanted to intern at besides NPACE. I do not regret the time spent in there because something new was being learned each day. NPACE not only taught me different creating, recording, to editing skills, but it also gave me plenty of hands on experience with it all. I was lucky enough to use equipment I would have never learned about on my own time. Simply because a lot of the equipment was professional and pretty expensive. Only people who are making something professional and know a thing or two about camera settings would even consider paying those prices. I wouldn’t spend that much on cameras and lighting unless I was confident I was going to profit from it. I will always remember the connections I made by being in there as well. I met many students that were in my major who I never had came in contact with before. Since we ended up seeing each other everyday, we all formed stronger bonds and some became friends. NPACE showed me how much talent was walking around in my own neighborhood. All the projects I started on are finished and now I just have to focus on my classes for these next few days. After school I plan on using the skills I practiced in NPACE. Even if I don’t get a job in the communication field, I will still be keeping up with the technology and getting better. Not to finally land a communication job, but to someday create some of my own.

Doing the background work on PSA's

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Finishing What I Started – NPACE – Leonard Hood

This week has been busier than most of the others. All the projects I started at the beginning of the semester are almost finished up and graduation is only a few weeks away. I am anxious for graduation but I also feel like I am losing a little bit because soon my internship will be over. I’ve been exposed to so many new things and I had the opportunity to get involved in many projects I would never have been able to do on my own. Even besides all the cameras and editing equipment, the people I met this semester will be the most missed. I was blessed enough to work with so many talented people and make good connections for projects we may decide to do together in the future. Interning in NPACE has not only showed me what I am capable of, but it has given me ideas for projects I will work on for myself in the future. So in these next few weeks as I finish what I started, I will constantly remind myself that this is only the beginning of a bigger journey. I’ve grown in multiple areas. I’ve done a lot of work with audio production before even coming to NPACE, but every time I was in the radio room or editing something on Audition, I ended up learning something new. I enjoyed filming growing up but nothing I produced was really professional quality. I feel I have learned what it takes to produce something worth paying attention to.  I appreciate the fact that my time interning was spent engaging in things I actually enjoyed doing. All that practice adds up.

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Hands On Behind the Scenes – NPACE – Leonard Hood

This was a fun week interning because it was another very hands on week. Not only did I produce more audio for the shows that people in NPACE are working on, I helped record a theme song for “Tv Turnt Up”. The producers of the show had a student with lyrical talent,  write a short 50 second introduction to one of the instrumentals I produced, and I then recorded him and edited all of the sounds. It was fun because it reminded me of some of the things I enjoyed doing when I was growing up.  Fast-forward to today,  I was a camera man for one of the shows being produced called “iNto Columbus”. I was using a GH3 camera with extra features hooked up to it like a wireless microphone and a larger screen on top. It was fun to get that experience and I felt like I was a part of something professional. I even got a chance to record Miss Columbus, Hayley Henderson.

My perspective from behind the camera.

My perspective from behind the camera.

 

 

Music Production – NPACE – Leonard Hood

This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks for me in NPACE. There are a lot of different shows and skits being put together by the students and one is called “Tv Turnt Up”. I have been making instrumentals for the show so that there can be quality music on the show without having to worry about copyrights. Producing music has always been a hobby of mine since a kid so it feels good to be able to put my talent to use. I’ve put in a lot of  hours in order to come up with good sounds, but when they are finished, all the hard work is worth it. Some of the students have also been recording one liners and discussion topics in the radio station room. I was even able to be included in one of the radio discussions this week.

Setting up cameras in the studio to record a skit

Setting up cameras in the studio to record a skit

Time to Edit – NPACE – Leonard Hood

Interning this week has made me slow down and focus a lot. Everyday has been spent editing the video footage that has been recorded over the past couple of weeks. I am almost finished editing a video for the Color Me Rad event that took place. I am also editing the “History Now” skit that was performed last week at the theater. Even though editing can be time consuming and tedious, the more time I continue to put into it, the more new things I’ve been learning about Final Cut Pro. In between editing, I have been helping other students film their projects and TV shows.

Filming

Filming

Action, action, action – NPACE – Leonard Hood

This week was very interactive and busy. I started my week out in the radio room helping people record their PSA’s. I was using Adobe Audition to record them and I also was able to pass some of my knowledge of the program on to some of the people I met. Just a few days ago Color Me Rad was taking place in Uptown Columbus. The NPACE team and I were there to record some footage for a future video we will make. It was a fun day, experience, and we were able to get some really nice looking shots.

Doing the background work on PSA's

Doing the background work on PSA’s

 

Audio Production – NPACE – Leonard Hood

This week in NPACE has been humbling for me. I did some of the things I used to enjoy doing in the past before I got too busy with school. There is a new show being worked on called “Conversations with Dave and Eric”. I was asked to create an instrumental that will be used to play in the background of the video’s introduction and credits screen at the end. I managed to finish a track that sounds nice and it will be used for the show. I am very excited about my work being used and the fact I will be seeing my name in the credits of the video. This upcoming week I will be creating audio for a sports show being produced in NPACE.

Using FL Studio to produce a track for the Dave and Eric show.

Using FL Studio to produce a track for the Dave and Eric show.