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Nov/14

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TAB MYO Candle

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Nov/14

27

Texas Tech Men’s Lacrosse

The Texas Tech Men’s Lacrosse team is preparing for the upcoming season. I spoke with the head coach, president of the club, and another player.

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Nov/14

26

Car Care Video

I did this video for a class earlier in the semester. Students traveling for the holidays or even just for a road trip should take care of their vehicles before leaving town.

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Nov/14

26

Images on the web

The “Riding in West Texas” image was 720 x 540 pixels when I copied it to my desktop. I opened it in Fireworks, clicked on the “Modify” tab, then clicked on the “Canvas” and “image size” tabs. I typed 350 in the width box and everything readjusted automatically.

The image’s new dimensions are 350 x 263. The “optimize” tab was already open, so I just filled in the necessary information then clicked on the “export” link under the file tab.

A Texas Tech student poses with a horse in the middle of nowhere.

A Texas Tech student poses with a horse in the middle of nowhere.

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Nov/14

26

Video

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Nov/14

26

Flatlands Film Festival

I was able to talk to a few people who were very involved with the Lubbock Flatlands Film Festival. Here is a short vide about it that I made for class.

The festival is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Lubbock to enjoy film and interact with artists who would not otherwise be in the city. I hope this wonderful even keeps going for years to come.

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Nov/14

26

My Passion

Six years ago, a couple met for the first time at the South Plains Fair.

This year, I spoke with the husband and wife individually and listened to them tell me about their whirlwind romance.

Last year, I met a couple of kids from Honduras while they were in Lubbock to undergo heart procedures.

I followed their story from the day they arrived at the airport to their last day in town.

Earlier this year, I met the man behind the voice of my favorite hyena and low rider vehicle (I’ve watched too many Disney movies).

These are the kinds of stories that fuel my passion. I’m a sucker for a good feature story.

Journalism wasn’t introduced to me until late high school/early college, but my passion for writing began long before.

Letting a story – whether personal or journalism-related – flood the pages of a notebook or a computer screen feels so liberating and relieves stress. When lost in a words, it’s easy to forget when or where you are. It’s easy to become submerged in whatever you’re writing about and not realizeĀ  you already have three or four pages done when you only had to write one.

But writing is more than a hobby. It provides a form of expression for me.

I’m a generally quiet person. If I don’t know you, I’m more likely to observe than speak until we’re more acquainted (then you can’t get me to be quiet). But writing is different. Getting carried away with words is like a second nature to me, which is why journalism is a good career field for me.

I once heard journalism described as “writing with a purpose.”

I don’t need a purpose to write, but it sure helps the words flow.

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Nov/14

25

Embedding YouTube video

Nov/14

25

Images on the web

I opened the image in Fireworks and resized the image to 560 pixels wide. The original image dimensions were 720 x 540 and the image size was 109 KB.

After optimization, the new image dimensions are 747 x 560 and the image size is 106 KB.

 

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Sophia Halbrook horseback riding in West Texas

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Nov/14

25

Red Raider Basketball

I attended the first basketball game of the season, where I interviewed fans and Tech players, in addition to recording footage from the game. Afterwards, I recorded my voiceovers and edited the story together.

I learned that the microphone is absolutely necessary in order to get a good interview, because I had to start over multiple times.

I also learned it is necessary to interview people who are comfortable in front of the camera, or else your interview will awkward, rather than interesting and exciting.

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