Globally-minded students impacting the world through AIESEC

AIESEC is the largest student-run organization in the world, located on college campuses throughout Europe and the United States, including the University of Denver. In order represent the organization and what it stands for, I tried to take photos that involved its members and its values.

Some images consist of the two interviewees, Emily Brandorff and Anna Bernhardt, while others focus on the group as a whole. Most of the photos were from their regional conference which was hosted in Denver. These photos portray the people and their values through candid pictures and shots of the presentations that occurred at the conference. There are three pictures which I received permission to use from Bernhardt’s internship in Peru.

I chose to include these photos because I felt that they captured the story I wanted to tell. I chose the images by paying close attention to their quality. I wanted to capture shots from different angels and distance, and focused on incorporating more photos featuring people. I also felt that the pictures I chose helped reinforce what the interviewees were staying about the organization.

I put the slides in order to coincide with the interviews as best I could. I saved the photos for the conference until the portion of the interviews that spoke about conference activities. I also matched Bernhardt’s photos from Peru with her segment of the interview that described her internship. I used more close up photos of Brandorff and Bernhardt to indicate who was speaking, and added text containing their names to further emphasize this to my audience.

The process of integrating audio into my slideshow was more difficult that I had originally believed. I decided to change the order of the interview content to fit a more chronological timeline for my audience. This made the process of maintaining audio quality more difficult as well. I also decided to cut out a lot of what the interviewees had said to shorten the video for an online audience. Overall, the process was very time consuming but beneficial.

In general, I enjoyed the opportunity to experience new formats, like Photoshop. I found it difficult to line up my photos and audio, and found myself needing more photos to reach the same amount of interview content. I struggled with how long I should leave each photo on the screen to match the interviews as well. In order to use the Nikon DSLR and work with the organization’s schedule, I needed to shoot some of my photos before my interview, which made the process more difficult because I was not sure what my interviewees were going to say.

I also struggled with finding photos that matched the description of the organization. In the future, I would like to experiment with the DSLR a little bit more, as well as Photoshop. I would also like to complete my interviews first, and then take photos.

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