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The Influence of Technology on College Student Values

Values are a set of moral and ethical behaviour that a person develops during his/her life. Each generation has a little difference in values based on the cultural trends. Popular culture and history have an important role in developing the values, attitudes, beliefs, and view of the world for an individual.

In today world, technology being part of the popular culture plays an important role in shaping values of the college students. The young generation is more attached to the technology as compared to the older one so a greater impact of technology on them. New smart devices and access to the internet have changed the world entirely and made it a true global village.

Time is an important commodity for everyone. How technology influences the values of the college student depends on how they spend their time. Spending more time in social activities rather than screens will affect students differently as compared to the ones who spend more time on technologically developed tools.

1. Community and Relationships

The meaning of social interaction has changed with the technological revolution. As compared to the previous generation, college students prefer to create a community using cell phones, computers, game consoles, and digital players resulting in an online social network.

With no time to plan a meetup with friends due to busy life, online interaction and communications has replaced the social gatherings. It helps student in their identity development and build lasting relationships with their peers.

2. Integrity and Technology

A key developmental process in college students is developing integrity. Integrity is understanding, comparison, and effort to match personal behaviour with socially acceptable behaviour. Matching the social values with personal values is also known as congruence.

Many college students have accepted to exhibit incongruence because there is a difference in their individual values system and the rap music they use to listen. This is one example of an effect of technology on integrity.

3. College Students, Media, and Technology

What a person sees, plays an important role in his/her choice. For example, ask a child what he/she wants to become, he/she will tell you options of teacher, farmer, firefighter, and doctor etc. because he/she has seen these people only.

A college student is exposed to more things on media that can affect him/her. Technology has revolutionised media as well. Media can be restricted to the type of content only on television. With the internet available, there is no restriction on college students.

Exposure to everything on media (online or TV) such as natural disasters, terrorist activities, drug mafias, sexual abuse, and wars can play a role in dismantling the values of college students and young adults.

Conclusion:

Technology can influence the values of college students in both ways. It can have a positive and negative affect. We need to play our role in developing an awareness in students about the challenges and opportunities that come along with technological advancement.

This will help college students to decide better and move in the right direction.

Do You Make Videos? Here Are Some Useful Tips

Making videos for fun or work can be an extremely rewarding experience. There’s room for creative expression and playing with the medium, and a finished product that can be shared with people in your industry or friends and family and kept forever to be returned to for nostalgic purposes. This being said, when you put a lot of time and effort into a video, and things go wrong, it can be extremely frustrating. The following will explore a few useful tips that can help ensure that your video-making experience is a positive one.

Room Tone

Room tone is one of those things that you don’t realise can make your life endlessly easier unless you’ve used it before. Most filmmakers will tell you that a movie is made in the editing room, and that’s exactly where room tone comes in handy. Basically, it involves recording thirty seconds of audio in every location that you shoot in with no talking or sound effects like cars or birds going on. Having this audio clip makes editing infinitely easier as you can now cut an audio clip in the middle and spread it out to create a longer gap between one word and the next, filling in the space with room tone. Room tone is needed instead of silence because every location has ambient noise; the fridge and lights, and heating systems all contribute a soft hum into the air. Wind causes grass to rustle. Outdoor noises are filtered through windows into homes. Silence sounds awkward and strange when spliced between two audio clips because all locations have a texture to their sound.

Figure Out Your Export Settings

If you’re regularly creating videos, one of the best things you can do to ease the process is figuring out what export settings work for your purposes and saving these settings. This will allow for all your videos to have the same look and feel but also help your projects get more views on whichever platforms they’re on since they’re optimised for those platforms. You’ll want to read through a guide to video encoding as well as look up the recommended quality and size of videos on the sites and platforms you’re posting on. People tend to click away from videos that load too slowly or are oddly sized, and you don’t have unlimited space, so you don’t simply want the largest videos possible.

Have A Script

If time is of the essence, having a script makes things far easier. A script is like a checklist of everything you need to capture in order to edit your video. Yes, you can simply play around with your friends and film improvisation, but this will result in longer shooting times, a greater risk you will have missed a crucial point that’s needed for things to make sense, and longer editing times. While it can be fun to format your script as they do in Hollywood, know that you don’t need to do this or have any fancy software to have a script. Simply writing down what is to be said and what’s going on while it’s being said can be a big help.

Understanding and incorporating effective video transitions can significantly enhance the flow between scenes, making your narrative more cohesive and engaging. Experimenting with different video transitions can also help highlight your video’s pace and style, making it more memorable and impactful to your audience.

Develop A Code For Children And Animals

One of the most brilliant film techniques for working with children and animals involves a predetermined code that all adults know. It can be hard to get kids and animals to perform on command, yet often, when they’re left to their own devices between takes, magic can happen. Establish a code word for the adults in your crew that means: everyone pretends nothing is happening but actually starts recording. This can be used to capture brilliant moments of genuine play and interest and can add a profound level of realism to your final product.

Have A Loud Sound At The Beginning

You’ve probably seen those big clapper tools that professional films use to mark the beginning of scenes. While the text on the clappers is helpful as it lets the editor know what scene and what take they’re looking at (this is vitally helpful if a director leaves a note like: I loved to take four on the medium shot), the main magic of this is the clapping sound that occurs. A quick loud noise results in a jump in the waveform of the audio file which can easily be seen while editing. If you’re synchronising multiple audio clips or audio and video clips, this makes things super easy; all you have to do is line up the blips in the waveform.

The above tips should help make some of the logistical elements of videography easier so you can focus on the creative and fun elements. Of course, every project is different, and it’s important to remember that artists are allowed to break the rules.