Danae Carlson


I want to meet someone who is really passionate about what they do. I want to know why they chose it, what influenced them and how they got there. I'm hoping that in unraveling their life story that I will be able to weave mine.


COE 1323, Section 6

Lisa Gooden-Hunley

Home Base:
Mississippi State University Career Center


All Rights Reserved

Just Call Me MacGyver

This was the first time that I have ever filmed or edited a video. I was super excited about the project, but I had a small problem; being a destitute college student, I had limited resources to accomplish my goal.
In order to film a good video, I needed two things: a tripod and a backdrop. The tripod was necessary because I did not want to have my roommate filming me for hours while I stumbled over myself trying to get used to speaking into a camera.
I needed a backdrop because I didn't want the world to see my messy room (don't say I could have just cleaned it up, I'm a college student. I have rights). When I realized my dilemma, I began to search around my dorm room for items that could be used to film my video. After a while I came up with a solution.
For the tripod I put a Cheerios box on top of a Mac & Cheese box, duct taped my camera to the top, used a butter knife to keep it from falling off, and put the entire contraption on my desk.
Next issue to tackle was the back drop. For that, I duct taped some poster board to my dry erase board, put a bizarre photo collage on it, just to make it interesting, and set it up on my chair so I could sit in front of it.
And voila! Instant recording studio!

Written on November 16, 2011 at 11:57am

Blog Archives:

Just Call Me MacGyver
November 16, 2011 at 11:57am

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road" vs. "Puzzle Perfect"
November 14, 2011 at 4:32pm

The Eclectic Artist
November 12, 2011 at 6:26pm

Unexpected Interview
November 12, 2011 at 5:09pm

Lisa's Journey to the Present
November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm

The Sculpting of the Sculptor
November 11, 2011 at 2:47pm

More Interview Questions
November 11, 2011 at 2:23pm

Cold-Call Number Two: Somewhat Warmer Than the First
November 11, 2011 at 2:37pm

Green RV Expierience
November 11, 2011 at 5:37pm

The Story Behind the Face
November 11, 2011 at 5:02pm

Interrogation Preparation
November 11, 2011 at 12:56pm

Not So Cold-Call With Lisa Dickenson
November 11, 2011 at 2:24pm

Total Views: 609

Inspiring (0)

Helpful (0)

Entertaining (1)