Archive for ‘Writing’

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!

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June 16, 2012

Full coverage | Softball vs. St. Kate’s

Softball sweeps St. Kate’s in doubleheader, captures 30th win.

A good game played by the Tommie women! I absolutely loved taking pictures during the golden hour for this story.

June 16, 2012

Story | Coach inducted to Hall of Fame

Hodgson inducted into hometown Hall of Fame.

I felt honored when I was assigned this story on swim coach Tom Hodgson’s induction into the Rochester Quarterbacks Club Hall of Fame. I had interviewed Hodgson for previous TommieMedia stories (my Paralympian Mallory Weggemann slideshow and a Locker Room segment) and had gotten to know what a kind and joyful individual, as well as fantastic coach, he is.

[Note:  the above picture is a shot from my Weggemann slideshow, but the picture used in the actual story is a submitted photo]

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

Audio slideshow | Spring musical

Local students perform in St. Kate’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance.’

This slideshow holds pictures from what was definitely one of my favorite stories to shoot for TommieMedia. There was so much color and action onstage that the only time I put down the camera was to start and stop the audio recorder. I was happy that TommieMedia produced more audio slideshows this semester – I think the audio aspect made the stories much more engaging.

June 16, 2012

Full coverage | Student creates service

Senior creates job with service-based software.

This story featured senior Solome Tibebu, who is the founder of Cognific, a service-based software that will offer mental health “homework” in a gaming format for young adult patients, as well as an analytics platform for psychotherapists. I absolutely loved working on this story – Solome was very genuine and pleasant to talk to, and I think what she’s doing is amazing.

June 16, 2012

Full coverage | M. basketball vs. Bethel

Deberg, Nord lead men’s basketball team to MIAC title game.

Another win for the Tommie men, who were D3 national champs last year!

June 16, 2012

Full coverage | Hosting Special Olympics

St. Thomas to host Special Olympics Minnesota this spring.

St. Thomas hosted the organization’s spring games for the first time in spring history! The last time we had hosted Special Olympics Minnesota was for its summer games over 10 years ago.

June 16, 2012

Full coverage | Diving Invitational

Two divers clinch first-place finishes at St. Thomas Diving Invitational.

The St. Thomas diving team is small, but strong! Diving is one of the more fun sports to photograph, in my opinion.