For the Documentary project at Freestyle Academy, we were asked to explore and find interesting ways to express the untold stories of our community. After much brainstorming with my family, I landed on NCAA athletics at Stanford. I grew up going to Stanford sporting events and watching NCAA athletics, yet I knew a little bit about the organization and wanted to learn more. So, I wanted to help educate people on what the NCAA is and provide an insight into what the organization is. But as I was gathering my research and conducting my interviews, I became enthralled in the stories of administrators within the organization. In addition to educating people on the NCAA, I wanted to tell the stories of those involved in the NCAA.
Here's a screenshot of my Adobe After Effects session that I used to create my Intro Video
One of the challenges of this project was walking away from my work. Among the various aspects of the project, it was challenging to be able to move on and say, “Okay, this part is done.” The biggest life lesson that this production taught me was that my hard work truly pays off. If you put the work in, anything can be achieved. And while that sounds like a poster in a 5th-grade classroom, I truly believe it now. And this is a lesson that I believe can be applied to all aspects of my life, whether it is my own dreams or my school work. Out of all the aspects of this project, I am most proud of my website because it was the most rewarding. Coding and putting together all the pieces of the whole project into one digital location was quite the challenge. But it was worth it as I looked at the finished product in my browser.