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UNYSLA member wins SLA video contest!

Noni Korf Vidal is a member of UNYSLA and is the student winner of SLA’s “Information Professional of the Future” Video Contest.

“Regarding my video, I wanted to respond to the theme (the informational professional of tomorrow) in a way that showed that the skills and personal attributes that would be useful in the future are
similar to those we need today, and needed in the past. I also wanted my piece to be humorous, and poke fun at some expectations.” -Noni Korf Vidal

UNYSLA asked Noni a few questions about her experience creating the video and her plans for the future.

How did you put the video together?

Noni: I was originally going to do a stop-motion animation using dolls and aliens, but I never found the props I needed! So then I decided to work all online and set myself an extra challenge of only using materials in the public domain. The voice-over and titling are mine, but everything else is found footage. All the clips and audio are from the Internet Archive and I edited the piece together in FinalCut Pro. I then edited the captions using an open source application called CapScribe.

How much time did it take?

Noni: Most of the work I did over one weekend, but during the following week I was tweaking and tweaking. It took me awhile to find something that I thought looked like the “internet of the future” but I did find this amazingly complex gaming video that worked for me.

Was there anything exciting you learned in the process?

Noni:I had never uploaded a video to YouTube before, and I was excited to find that I could upload in HD. So, of course, I wanted to go back and re-edit everything! I also saw that YouTube has a closed-captioning feature. So I got to experiment with that as well.

How did you hear about the contest?

Noni: On the last day that the SLA was accepting applications, Chris Miller, of the Catherwood Library, happened to mention the video contest to me. I’m so glad he did!

Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to at theĀ  annual SLA conference?

Noni: This will be my first time attending SLA, and I’m really looking forward to the presentations, and I’ve signed up for some of the tours, of the Patent Office, National Geographic, etc.

Noni works at Cornell University and also is in a distance education program from Clarion University for her MLS. For Noni’s great work, she will be receiving an award to travel to DC for the Annual Meeting.

Let’s congratulate Noni on her wonderful accomplishment!

For more information on the contest and entries, visit the SLA blog.

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