-iMovie Tips from Lauren
-Reviewing some previous online video student projects
–Final Project Story Pitches
-Final Project Story Pitch Due Thursday
-Work on Group Video Project (Due Thurs, April 12).
Austin, Waldy, Krista
Florence Gruber with 26 mini pigs in Paulsboro http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/03/paulsboro_woman_i_never_intend.html
She has 26 pigs living in the RV in the front of her house. Her neighbors are not too fond of the pigs. She never wanted to have 26 pigs. She is also going to court on May 7 fighting the town because they won’t allow her to keep them as pets. In the meantime, she is trying to find homes for her pigs via her website cutiepigs.com. We called her, and she said she guarantees us a story. We are planning on doing audio, text, and photos. We want to focus more on her life and why she has the pigs because all of the other stories out there focus on taking her pigs away. Her contact info is 856-423-3553, and she lives on 523 Lincoln Ave in Paulsboro.
Austin, Waldy, and Krista
She has 26 pigs living in the RV in the front of her house. Her neighbors are not too fond of the pigs. She never wanted to have 26 pigs. She is also going to court, May 7, for the pigs. In the meantime, she is trying to find homes for her pigs via her website cutiepigs.com. We called her, and she said she guarantees us a story. We want to focus more on her life and why she got interested in the pigs, as opposed to the other publications who are focusing on taking the pigs away. We are planning on doing audio, text, and photos. Her contact info is 856-423-3553, and she lives on 523 Lincoln Ave in Paulsboro.
Shan, Will and Jordan is the final project group. We’ll be covering the most dedicated Philadelphia Union fans, members of the Sons of Ben. Specifically—those located in South Jersey, who we are getting in touch with, we’ll attend a game, conduct interviews, watch them during the game and try to acquire interviews post game. The story will be told in both video and photos with a text introduction.
Barbara Spinner is the oldest recurring barrel racer at cowtown rodeo at 60 years old. Usually, riders retire around 30 due to injury or because it’s too risky and they have families so I want to capture why she still does it and really delve into her passion for her horses and the sport. I plan to use video to capture the intensity of the sport and how it’s really a team partnership between horse and rider.
I plan on doing a story on a local band called How High The Moon. They formed about a month ago, and in that span of time, they managed to compose enough songs for an entire set, have official recordings of some of their songs, played two shows (one at a basement show in Hamilton, NJ – their first show two weeks into their formation and one at the High Street Gallery in Glassboro). In addition they have four shows lined up for them to play. To add to all of that, all six members are students at Rowan and face a rigorous schedule with school work and playing all of these shows.
I will interview the band, some fans and the people that allow them to play at these events and venues. I will also record the shows that they play. I plan on using video and photos to convey the story.
When you think of New Jersey, you probably think of Bon Jovi or, ”The Boss.” Artists like Mark DiFilippo of Deptford, NJ are helping to break free of our Rock n’ Roll past and move forward into a fusion of genres. Mark D plays an instrument called the didgeridoo and categorizes himself as percussive-rhythmic-psychedelic. He plays mainly at Studio Luloo on the White Horse Pike in Oaklyn. His music and outlook as well as Southern Jersey roots are pretty freakin extreme!
Sounds like a good start.
A few suggestions:
-Get multiple points of view. Get as many sides as possible.
-Go beyond what has already been written and reported.
-We want to see, hear those pigs. Must have pig sounds and close-ups of snouts.
-This will be posted the week before the hearing. So it’s newsworthy. Write it so it’s a preview of the event.
Sounds like a good start. Your challenge is to find the most passionate fans. Not just the ho-hum-I-like-them fans.
A few suggestions:
-Is the season going on now? If so, go to a game with them or go to the place where they watch the game.
-What makes these fans different or unique from every other soccer fan? That is the key to your story.
-You’ll have to put her sport and career in perspective. If you can get other people to talk about her that might help give that perspective.
-Is she competing now? Being at a competition would be better than just practice. Either way, get lots of action.
The success of this depends on a few things:
-What makes this band worth covering? There are a million bands, why this one?
-What makes this band extreme?
-Can you capture them in a way that conveys this to the online audience?
South Jersey didgeridoo sounds fun. Look at my comment for the music story pitch above. They all apply to this one as well.
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