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May/13

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Dangerous Hazerdous Chemicals Discovered (VIDEO)

The reason I edited my story the way I did is because I felt each clip fits into what the VO is discussing. I tried to make my video match my audio as closely as possible and the rest took care of itself. I used the blade tool to cut down the b-roll that was already recorded and used my best judgement as far as the order of the clips. The video was then resized for compatibility reasons. Watch the story here: Dangerous Chemicals Discovered

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May/13

3

Web Lab 3b: Lady Raiders Defeat Texas

I covered a tennis conference as a the main focus of my story. Our women’s tennis team had just defeated Texas, and I thought it was a newsworthy story. LadyRaiders_Defeat_Texas I met with the Sports Information Director and got permission to be at the event. I checked out my equipment before I went to the location. Upon arrival, I attempted to set up my tripod. I learned that you will not have much time to set your tripod up at these events. I also learned that if you don’t stand in the front, you will need a very tall tripod to get a shot in focus. While making the video, I also learned that we don’t use lower thirds in this class and that was a little frustrating but all I had to do was go back and redo my voiceover.

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Dec/12

12

Hazardous Waste Video Final Project

I chose these clips for the Hazardous waste video because I think they complimented the voice over. I made sure I showed the person that was investigating the storage units was shown looking at the hazardous material. I also made sure I had plenty of wide shots and close ups or the hazardous waste included in the sequence.

I wanted the viewers  to see what the hazardous material looked like and the process the investigators went through in order to remove it. Also I made sure I showed the investigator not being able to get ahold of the person who was in trouble for having the hazardous waste.

The sequence I used shows how important it is to make sure storage units should be cleaned out, and shouldn’t include hazardous waste, because there could be consequences.

 

Hazardous Waste Video

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Apr/12

30

Video resizing

Resizing a video is a lot like resizing a picture.  All it requires is a little knowhow and skillful clicks of the mouse. When exporting the video of your choice from Final Cut Express, you just need to customize the size of the video from the drop-down box.  Check out my video:

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If you follow the above link, you will be able to reach the resized video of 426 x 213!

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Dec/11

1

Web Lab 3

While taking video for this assignment, I made sure to take shots of at least 10 seconds long on each sign around the area. Then, I shot video of people walking their dogs on and off leashes. Then I made sure to get extra video just in case something happened and I needed more.  I learned that it is difficult sometimes to get the right video, especially when it’s cloudy. You can watch the video here: Plyler_VO_Lab3

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May/11

2

National studies: Jumpstart’s mission, success rate

By CAROLINE COURTNEY

Jumpstart is a national early education organization created to train college students to help at-risk children from low-income families develop language and literacy skills they need to be successful in school.

According to Jumpstart’s website, studies show poverty is the single best predictor of a child’s failure to achieve in school. The study showed 16 percent of children from low-income families scored in the upper range on national tests, compared to 50 percent of children from affluent families.

Kathryn Button, the campus champion for Jumpstart at Texas Tech, said the organization has moved to close the education gap between low- and high-income children by training more than 20,000 college students and volunteers to deliver its program to more than 90,000 preschool children nationwide.

“Volunteers are based in the early learning centers with the children who would not have the same rich literacy experiences at home,” Button said.

Beth Callaway is a Jumpstart program assistant. She said in her five years of experience with Jumpstart, she has seen numerous studies and firsthand evidence that show this method of education to be effective for children.

“You set them up to read and set them up to learn how to write and go on beyond that,” she said, “but they have to have those fundamental instructions in their preschool time.”

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STUDIES ACCORDING TO JUMPSTART’S WEBSITE (link)

MEAN EARLY READING SCORE
(100-point scale)

  Pretest Posttest
Jumpstart Treatment 92 98
Same-Class Comparisor 94 95

 

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MEAN SCHOOL READING SCORE
(104-point scale)

  Pretest Posttest
Jumpstart Treatment 97 102
Same-Class Comparisor 92 95

 

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EARLY LITERACY ASSESSMENT SCORE
(17-point scale)

  Pretest Posttest
Jumpstart Treatment 11.2 16.5
Same-Class Comparisor 11.4 13.8

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“JUMPSTART” IN PRINT:

Organization targets low-income children

SEE OUR VIDEO:

Jumpstart For A Day

RELATED STORIES:

Jumpstart for a Day on parental involvement with preschool education

Jumpstart reaching out to  Odessa, Texas

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May/11

2

Jumpstart reaching out to Odessa, Texas

By ALEXIS RICE

Reports from the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau reveal 36 percent of Odessa’s population comes from a Spanish-speaking home, making English the secondary language and creating a lower literacy rate among children.

According to the reports, Hispanics constitute approximately 40 percent of Odessa.

Daisy Dominguez, who grew up in Odessa, said she is no stranger to the literacy problem that faces West Texas.

Dominguez said she had to take classes with a teacher who specialized in teaching children with literacy problems because, like most Hispanic children in her hometown, Spanish was her primary language and English her second.

“I didn’t learn English until later in life because I only grew up around a Hispanic population,” Dominguez said. “It was like ‘no need to speak English, really’ but it’s so important if you want to function in America.”

Dominguez helps a preschool child with an interactive learning activity during the event Jumpstart for a Day.

As a result of persevering through her own literacy struggles as a child, Dominguez said she is determined to help children in her hometown overcome social adversity and literacy problems.

Since a Jumpstart program has not yet been established in the Midland-Odessa area, Dominguez said she would like to return and work with children who qualify for Jumpstart.

“Whites there are the minority,” Dominguez said. “That really correlates with a lot of other social issues that happen with our schools.”

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“JUMPSTART” IN PRINT:

Volunteer Serves Home Community

SEE OUR VIDEO:

Jumpstart For A Day

RELATED STORIES:

Jumpstart for a Day on parental involvement with preschool education

National studies: Jumpstart’s mission, success rate

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By JORDYN ANDERS

An early education organization hosted an educational fair for children at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the South Plains Mall on April 16 to express the importance of parental involvement in early childhood development.

Jumpstart for a Day is an annual all-day event in which preschool children have the opportunity to participate in educational activities such as reading and learning about books, making crafts, and playing with their friends and families.

More than 70 volunteers hosted the event, including the local Texas Tech corps members of the national AmeriCorps early education organization called Jumpstart.

Daisy Dominguez has been a volunteer coordinator for Jumpstart for two years. She said many of the stations and learning activities offered to the children as a part of Jumpstart for a Day are based off different children’s books.

“We have booths like a seed-planting table that teaches kids about planting,” she said. “It’s related to a book How a Seed Grows. It’s really basic, simple stuff that is fairly easy to translate to a kid.”

Dominguez said parental education is one of the best products of Jumpstart for a Day.

“We don’t just work on literacy for children,” Dominguez said. “We also work on helping parents know the importance of involvement. The point of this children’s fair is for kids and parents to work together.”

At each station Jumpstart volunteers show parents how easy it is to teach literacy through arts and crafts at home. Some of the tables, she pointed out, also provided “how-to” guides for parents to recreate the activity at home.

Two preschool children participate in interactive learning activities with corps members.

Kathryn Button, a Jumpstart campus champion who also teaches children’s literature and early literacy in the Texas Tech College of Education, said it is important for parents to get involved with their child’s education.

“It’s critical for parents to be able to share books with students, talk with their child, and have books so that they understand the concepts,” Button said. “Where is the front, understanding about characters, and really working on oral language so that they can tell stories, they can talk about the illustrations in the book.”

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“JUMPSTART” IN PRINT:

Jumpstart for a Day: Lubbock

SEE OUR VIDEO:

Jumpstart For A Day

RELATED STORIES:

National studies: Jumpstart’s mission, success rate

Jumpstart reaching out to Odessa, Texas

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Apr/11

27

Web Test #2

I ordered my video segments mostly to follow with the audio of the story. The audio told about a local resident who had been storing chemicals in a storage building without a permit or the correct containers. When the audio introduced  Trout, I edited the video to show Trout on the screen. When  the audio was about the containers leaking, I showed a close up of the containers leaking in the storage building and when it mentioned moving the chemicals, I edited video to show the loading of the chemicals into a truck. I did it this way so that the video told the story with the audio and flowed together to make sense.

Here is my video.

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Apr/11

20

A Day of Golf with Mr. Wonderful

It was a warm, but windy day outside when my boyfriend, Brennan, and I shot a sequence video. We went to the Rawls Golf Course where they gave us a golf cart and balls for free because we were shooting a video. I guess that’s one of the perks of being with the press. I forced him to do the same shot over and over again at the driving range. I even forced him to make certain facial expressions. We considered doing an angry action shot where he threw his club, but we ruled that out pretty quickly. I shot multiple scenes of him golfing and tried to get close-up shots, but the wind was blowing too hard and made the shooting difficult. I learned how to shoot long shots, medium shots and close ups.

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