Mittwoch, 28. September 2011

So this is it.

My very first blog. 
Well, actually that's wrong. I already blogged in 2008 while I was staying in the USA for six weeks ( 
But it was more a virtual diary, for me, my friends and my family. (which I am also doing this time:
Now there's this blog. Which will probably change a lot over the next year. I just started studying my MA in Online Journalism in Birmingham, UK. In this blog I want to put all the experiences I get there, try out a lot of things. And I have got to learn a lot of things, so the blog may look totally different when I finish my course. 
I'd like to write about my experiences as a foreign student in Birmingham, about German and English media, about video journalism, about current news etc. 
As I am a videojournalist (and I love being one), I'd like to start my blog with a video, containing my very first impressions of Birmingham. 

Feedback (either positive or negative), comments and tips are always very welcome.
I'm here to improve my skills, to learn how to work as an Online Journalist and I am very much looking forward to it and to read your comments on my blog!

Best wishes,


P.S.: Many thanks to my friend EsAge, for letting me use his song for my video!


  1. Really impressive editing Franzi - particularly like the way you vary the pace and subject matter with the music (I'd like to see you taking some risks in straying occasionally to see what effects you can generate with a little contrast). Some good composition of shots too - not sure about some of the video effects, always hard to pull off well. Looking forward to seeing what you can do with more editorially driven material.

  2. I love it Franzi! Like Paul says, the content matching the tempo change in music works really well, and I think it's a great intro to a blog. And reminds me why I need to take you up on your offer of a FCP masterclass :0)

  3. Thank you!!

    @ Paul: You're absolutely right, next time I'll get away from filming just standard shots.

    @Robyn: whenever you want, I'm looking forward to it :)

  4. Love the use of slides and split screens, combines with video footage. Also great transformation from music to soundscape.

  5. congratulations Franzi! the video is amazing. you even managed to make our university look beautiful=)