The Geneva Webster university’s media department used to organize the Tuscany trip annually during spring break, however because of the pandemic the last trip to Tuscany was back in 2019. The silver lining in all of this is that this long postponement made this year’s trip that much more exciting. Though the trip is a course and we do learn a whole lot, it feels more like a productive and educational vacation.
This year three courses were offered: EPMD1000, PHOTO4000, And FTVP3150. EPMD1000 is an introductory media production course taught by Professor Ariese Visconti. It covers the essentials for creating successful audiovisual media. The students have to produce things such as a podcast, photos, and videos.
Finally, FTVP3150 is a video production course. It goes into more detail about video making than EPMD1000. Students will learn the basic video shots and angles. They also learn to convey a message or theme using only 5 shots of 5 seconds called a 5X5. There are also projects such as a vlog that the course will teach. An amazing course If I may say so.
Roberto: “We stayed at an agriturismo, a sort of cute mini-hotel in the countryside. The night was pitch black because there were no artificial city lights. The air felt so clean and pollution-free. It felt nice to take a break from the urban life.”
Khalid “I am so grateful to have taken photos with an old-school 8X10 camera. It was awesome. I usually shoot on digital and now I enjoy film photography as well.”
Tamara “I have met many amazing people during this trip. It was great and exciting to make media projects with them.”
Student 4 “For me, one of the highlights of the trip was making fire oven pizzas.”
Conclusion: Basically what we are trying to say is to make sure not to sleep on this opportunity. In other words, we truly think you would enjoy it, so make sure to go next time Webster offers this.