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Chelsea Vaccariello Fitness Documentary

The final assignment for my media production course at Roosevelt University was to create a 3-5 minute documentary on the topic of our choice. We had to showcase the skills we have been working on all semester from shooting angles and interview questions to editing techniques.

I decided to make a documentary on Chelsea Vaccariello, a fitness entrepreneur in Chicago. Chelsea’s story is very inspiring and interesting because her fitness company grew drastically through the power of social media, specifically her Instagram!

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Mashed This Up Just In Time!!

My fall semester is starting to wrap up, which means the pressure is on to fully commit and complete my assignments in a timely matter. When working in production it takes time to capture all the footage as well as edit it into a high quality and successful piece.

This past week, I learned a serious lesson in meeting deadlines and saving to the cloud! Every college student’s nightmare happened to me and let me tell you, it was stressful. My laptop was stolen and all my assignments disappeared with it. With finals around the corner and due dates coming closer, I felt like I wouldn’t be able to catch back up. I honestly felt like giving up because all my hard work was gone. I felt defeated.  I felt like I didn’t have the time, desire, or energy to redo everything that was taken from me.

Luckily, my professors are wonderful people who showed me compassion and understanding and gave me the permission and extra time to complete the assignments I lost after I explained to them my situation. Even with the extra time to complete the missing work, I still have more work piled up because the semester doesn’t slow down for personal problems. I am grateful that my teachers sympathetic because it kicked me back into drive and pushed to get my work done in a timely matter.


Here is my most recent project in my media production course. The assignment was to create a mash-up video that included personal footage and clips from other sources.

I decided for my mashup assignment to be a little silly introduction video for a YouTube channel I may (or may not) begin in the future!

Though this work may not be perfect, I am proud of it because I was able to recreate my original vision for the assignment and still get it turned in on the proper due date! (only a couple hours late lol) Talk about perseverance and dedication!


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Student Profile- Jessica Zayia

For this assignment in my media production course, the task was to interview a classmate about one of their passions or interests. I was personally responsible for prepping, production, and editing of the piece. The video had to include a headline, b roll, and interview shots. The video was edited in Final Cut and posted to YouTube.

I decided to sit down with Jessica Zayia, a sophomore at Roosevelt University, majoring in Integrated Marketing Communication. Jessica is involved on campus as the chair member Graduation For Success Program, a career readiness program. In her free time Jessica enjoys spending time with her sister, playing with her cat, and listening to music.

Below is the video that features Jessica’s interests in the music industry and how she is has a passion to make a future for herself in the business.

A Different Type of Music Passion