Video Project One

This video was created for the sake of humor. I first questioned my mom about what something interesting would be that I could sequence through video. I came to the conclusion that a ‘how-to’ video about making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, with the talent as my boyfriend, would work well!! ūüôā

I shot this video in the evening, inside my home. After shooting the video in sequence, I brought it to school, the following day, to upload, edit and publish. The problem came when I realized I had, during the middle segment of filming, started recording when setting up the shot and pausing the camera when “filming”!!! :/ Lesson learned.

After having my boyfriend come back to my home, the following day, I knew prior that the lighting shown in the beginning and ending segments of my first video where not shown all that much, therefore I could film the middle segment later at night (due to his prior commitments).

The second round of filming was not very difficult because, for the most part, we knew where the shots would be taken. During each round, I filmed some shots from various angles (**my boyfriend’s idea**).

I had some options of music, to incorporate into the video, before filming the first time. Sometime afterward, I selected what music I wanted.


Have you ever struggled with being patient? The word patient is defined as “bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint” by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. But how do you gain patience? Well it starts with understanding what the word means and knowing it is something in your life you need more of. Just this process of recognizing the need for change in your life and specifying what it is and how it can be done, is a great start. Sometimes, the hardest part is having the willingness to change; in this case, become more patient. After the recognition and willingness to change phase, begins the transformation process. You may not notice results right away (as you may with a weight loss challenge), but do not give up!!

Patience takes time to develop, and will always need improving. Try noticing what it is that you are not patience or patience enough with. Relax. Breathe. Know that patience is a very important quality. You might be saying, “Time of the essence.” Read and listen¬†to the teachings of God/the Bible- **

“Galatians 5:16-26

New International Version (NIV)

 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22¬†But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,¬†23¬†gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.¬†24¬†Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.¬†25¬†Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.¬†26¬†Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”

** The particular text is from:

What is a way(s), you have found, that have developed patience?

Audio Project 2

The Major Fest was held today (Wednesday, February 1, 2012) in the Shepherd Union building of Weber State University (WSU). I found that many high school students were intrigued with the fields offered at our university. Yet not only high school students attended; Weber State students who had not chosen a major also came to check it out. From the engineering to health science department, students gathered around tables to ask questions to the experts. Did I mention these tables had various aesthetic appeal (i.e. robots, candy, fake food, iPad entry, bean bag toss, etc.)? Now the question is: “Have you chosen your major?”

Audio Project 1

Audio Project 1 for my COMM. 2810- Essentials of Digital Media class, with Drew Tyler, describes the nat (natural) sounds I hear on my way to school.

My school morning (7:00 a.m.- uhhh…) routine consists of waking up to my iPhone alarm, getting dressed and ready, OPENING THE GARAGE, STARTING THE CAR, DRIVING TO SCHOOL, WALKING TO CLASS (freezing cold), TRUDGING THROUGH SNOW AND ICE, UP THREE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS, and waiting for the professor to come to class. Now the question is: “What does your morning sound like when you head to school either at or around the same time, later, or earlier?”

My First Blog Post!

I am in Drew Tyler’s COMM 2810 class writing my first blog!

Here is a little about me…

Having never met me or even a person like me, I will start by telling you a bit about me through a rendition of the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song (artist: another person, rewrite: myself).

¬† ¬† ¬†“Yo this is the story all about how

My life got twist turned upside down

Now I’d like to take a minute,

Just sit right there,

I’ll tell you how I became friends with

Her, so fare…

In San Antonio she was born and raised,

Oh the high school is where she spend most of my days

Chilin’ and relaxin’ and acting all cool

And shooting that smile outside of the school

When a couple of guys,

Who just wanted to please,

They all got down each one on his knee

They offered one little kiss and her mom got scared

And said, “You’re a little too pretty, and that’s not fair!”

The next day at school,

In the office, it was

The boys all said hey,

Have you heard the buzz?

Everyone is saying that this girl is rare,

But hey man, whatever, take a chance if you care!

She is absolutely beautiful,

I’d day nine or ten,

Best student out there,

Just look her grin.

Student population all looks up to her,

And that’s our girl,

Miss. Briesmaster.”

The title of my blog is “Smile” for a reason… I love it!!! Please know that was a silly attention getter. I will now tell you who I really am.

This blonde hair, blue-eyed San Antonio, Texas Spurs fan (see video below), comes from a military family of eight children, my mom and dad. Typically moving every two years, born in Texas, I traveled from East to West Coast; it was exhausting, but worthwhile. Each move brought change, of course, including a new church, friends, schools, living environment, and so on. Living on base, as we did in some of the states we moved to and from, brought me to the realization of its being its own city. Another finding I made, while being a dependent, was the amount of support, inside of me, that I displayed for our country!

After moving here, my family made the decision to retire… in UTAH?? This state was an ultimate climate shock. Being raise Baptist, I find myself, my family included, strengthened in our faith, by the culture and climate that surrounds Utah. We have attended Washington Heights Church for four years now. God has placed the opportunities and people that surround the church to enrich my walk with Christ.

Since high school, I have yearned to be a news anchor for a national news station. Although I know it will take work (including the possibility of moving) and time, I am highly ambitious and willing. Currently, as a reporter for Weber State University’s news, I film, edit and publish videos about numerous topics, as well as occasionally anchoring for their news and sports show. You can look for my videos and Weber State’s newscasts at:¬†¬†(please, subscribe) and¬†

Lastly, I have been blessed with a wonderful family, boyfriend and best friend, who support, encourage and love me in all that I do. I thank God… what He has done for me no one else could!!!