Jaren Walker: Future Filmmaker

My Saga to create films with quality characters, and immersive stories


Class Notes

Notes I have taken during my COMM 100 class

Storytelling notes Notes

  1. In a inbetween stage.
    1. Prepare for a future after College.
    2. New careers popping up everywhere
    3. Communication is changing constantly
  2. New Ways of Communication
    1. Church Newsletter
    2. Microsoft Stories
      1. Project Spark
    3. FinFun (website developed by a former BYU-I student, and is now the company’s social media director)
    4. Dumb Ways to Die
    5. Mormon Temple LDS Rexburg Idaho (DJI Phantom)
  3. Communication is Storytelling
  4. How to become a great storyteller.
    1. It starts with a SEA change
      1. Skill: multi-talented professional. WordPress, Adobe, Google, Etc.
      2. Experience: Do what you love NOW!!
      3. Attitude: self-discipline, do your best, and be your best.
    2. “You Gotta Wanna” do it above anything else
    3. Being World Class is hard to do.
    4. All about your perception.
    5. News Sites, and Entertainment Stories
  5. The 10K principle
    1. devote 10,000 hours to something and you will be great.
  6. Want a Extra Edge
    1. Immerse yourself into your major.
    2. Create something unique.
    3. Specialize in something helpful.
    4. Unite with like minded individuals (FILM SOCIETY!!!)
    5. build professional Network
    6. Worldwatch
    7. Challenge Yourself
    8.  Your unigue Brand
    9. Right place, Right time.
  7. Off track 10k Checklist

Ethics – Copyright – Plagiarism Notes

  1. Ethics: The discipline concerned with what is morally good or bad
    1. What do we value? Family? Religion? Job? Truth & Facts?
    2. In Communications, we value Truth, Facts, and the Written Word
  2. Copyright: “a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution” -Wikipedia
    1. Anne’s Law in 1709
    2. U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 8 in 1787
    3. only for a limited time – must renew frequently
    4. What you can’t copyright
      1. Ideas
      2. Process
      3. Facts
      4. Names
      5. or Natural Resources
    5. You can copyright
      1. your experessions of ideas, facts, processes, etc.
    6. In order to copyright, you must have…
      1. An original work.
      2. fixed in a tangible format.
    7. Six rights of a Copyright holder
      1. Reproduction
      2. Distribution
      3. Public Performance
      4. Public Display
      5. Derivative Works
      6. Moral rights
    8. Copyrights can be held…
      1. for a life of the author + 70 years
      2. 125 years for companies
  3. Plagiarize: To steal the words of another person, and try to pass off as your own
    1. The most frequent crime commited by college students
    2. All sources must be cited in your paper
  4. Fair Use: to use a small amount for the following uses.
    1. School
    2. Parody
    3. News Report
    4. Critical Commentary

Internship Notes

Shela Wener: Internships
1. Why Internships?
a. Looks good on a Resume
b. Gain Experience
c. Gain contacts
2. 5 important steps
a. Invite the Lords help
b. Clarify your goals
c. Plan ahead – 2 semesters in advance
i. Quality Internships come through preparation
d. Use multiple resources
i. Networking
ii. Internet
iii. Etc.
e. Be open minded
3. Logistics
a. COMM 498R
b. Minimum 15 hours/week for 7 weeks = 1 Credit
c. 150 hours = 2 credits
d. 250 hours = 3 credits = Maximum
e. Register w/ Career Navigator
4. Resources
a. Department Internship Coordinator- Melissa Bair
b. BYU Management Society –
c. BYU-I Connect
d. Career Navigator
e. Expeditions and Service Missionaries
f. Other Students/ Former Interns
g. Career Fairs
h. People you know
i. LinkedIn
j. Make yourself an Asset.
5. Networking Crash Course
a. Mondays 3:30 pm, Friday 2:00 pm
b. MC 127A

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