Archive for ‘Video’

June 16, 2012

Video package | Campus squirrels

Are you going to eat that? Campus squirrels will.

(Mostly) everyone loves the campus squirrels, so we decided it was time to find out more about these cute critters. I investigated whether the food these squirrels eat is making them unhealthy. I will say, the squirrels were quite elusive when I was walking around and attempting to get footage, but with enough patience, I got what I needed. I also made the above rotator for my story!

June 16, 2012

Video package | Varsity crew team

St. Thomas varsity crew team rows into spring season.

This video package was probably the most adventurous story I have undertaken for TommieMedia. Since I was still learning video (and was shooting it with a DSLR for the first time), our video editor Katherine Curtis came along with me. We braved wind, rain, and a very early morning to get these shots, but I was really happy with the way it turned out! I also designed the above rotator for my package.

June 16, 2012

Video package | Tommie Spotlight

Tommie Spotlight: Sarah Smith.

Even though my first video experience was shooting b-roll for the Locker Room, this one was my first video package! Tommie Spotlight is a feature TommieMedia does to highlight student athletes, and for this one, it was senior and basketball center player Sarah Smith. I actually knew her before this story was assigned – she’s a sweetheart.

June 16, 2012

The Locker Room | Swimming

The Locker Room with Tom Hodgson – March 1, 2012.

This was my first time ever hosting the Locker Room, a sports talk show where TommieMedia brings in coaches and players to talk about the season and upcoming games/meets. I got to interview swim coach Tom Hodgson and high achievers Emily Punyko and Sam Rauchwarter. It was also my first time using a real camera (and not just a flip cam) to shoot b-roll (the footage of the swimmers in this segment)! I was happy to finally try my hand at that.

January 28, 2012

Full coverage | Yoga

Yoga: Helpful or harmful?

This story stemmed from an article in the New York Times that included incidents of yoga hyperextending necks, popping ribs, and causing strokes. I talked to some yoga instructors and yoga students at St. Thomas about this issue.

January 28, 2012

Full coverage | Students in ASC

Students start work in Anderson Student Center.

Our new $60 million student center was set to open Jan. 17. It was a privilege doing this story, as I had the chance to take a tour of and photograph the whole building. The story includes some video clips of the tour! I am one lucky college student.

January 17, 2012

Full coverage | ACTC Film Festival

Students’ work showcased at first ever ACTC Film Festival.

I got to cover the first ever Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Film Festival! There was only one entry from St. Thomas, but it happened to be one of the TommieMedia advisor’s son. It was a fun one to cover : )

January 17, 2012

Full coverage | Yearbook changes

Students see pros and cons in yearbook’s digital shift.

Last year, our yearbook made the transition from print to digital. Now, more changes are underway as the yearbook evolves to a digital magazine format and to an app.

January 17, 2012

Full coverage | Haunted Cretin

Haunted Cretin aims to thrill and chill students.

Haunted Cretin is an annual haunted house event held in the basement of the boys’ dorm Cretin Hall on South Campus. Another reporter, Jessica, and I tag-teamed this preview story for the big affair! P.S. We had fun with the video…

May 16, 2011

Video interviews | Friday the 13th

Students not worried about Friday the 13th superstitions.

This was my last video interview escapade for the year! It was a little harder to get people to talk about Friday the 13th since it’s not really as widely observed as April Fools’ Day or Valentine’s Day, but I was still able to find some good stuff! The last interview is my favorite ; )