For my senior capstone class, I worked all semester to produce a 15 minute show with my group members. For each of the four packages, I took on a different role of producing, filming, editing and reporting. When piecing our show together, I acted as the executive producer and ensured all of our media and graphics were ready. I created a director's script and rundown and met with every person in our control room to ensure everyone was on the same page. When the control room malfunctioned for us, I organized a separate reshoot gathering volunteers from the class.
As my final project for Broadcast News Reporting, my classmate Lauryn Hill and I covered the March Against Rape culture. For the project, I did the stand-up, narration and worked on half of the script. I also conducted the main interview, recorded the narration using Audacity, edited the video, and created the graphic.
I created this photo story with audio from a student beekeeper and the story of how she learned she was allergic to bees. I spent an hour surrounded by bees in a beesuit to get the best possible photos to tell her story. This video was created through Adobe Premiere.
As part of Meet the Press, I had the opportunity to write and read a script on camera about the news occurring that week. I additionally used video clips from Media Central to edit the video using Avid.
I covered a three-hour walkout on GW's campus protesting President-elect Donald Trump and some of GW's policies and learned how to report protests on the street and shoot video on the move. The video had 709 views in one week. The controversial protest gained a lot of attention in the media in the coming months. The video was later featured on the O'Reilly Factor. I used Final Cut Pro to edit all of my GW Hatchet videos.
I filmed the rehearsal of an a cappella group, Sons of Pitch, on campus for three hours. During editing, I advanced my audio editing skills to make it flow and matches the visuals of the video. This video taught me how to observe a group and creatively portray their dynamic in a video.
I got the opportunity to record several GW basketball games including this one against Florida State which gave GW the opportunity to fight for the NIT championship. I filmed under the hoop and really enjoyed being close to the action. Filming basketball has definitely improved my shooting of action shots.
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