Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Video Making Don’ts

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Creating a bad video is the worst thing that a business much less a person can do. In so many ways the video is a reflection of its creator. Many people will simply move on rather than sit through this video. The video should not contain bad visuals or audio. People need to see as well as hear because the journalists only gets 10 seconds to grab the targeted audience’s attention. There should be a bit of planning  before the start of the actual video shooting. The journalist shouldn’t just get a bunch of random shots, hoping to tie them together  later. This journalist should have a direction in mind. These visuals should interesting and appealing. Some video of a meeting where someone is speaking would be boring. A video with action—- people doing things —- would be way better. The video shouldn’t be shaky and the journalist should utilize a tripod if one is available. Lastly this video should be easily heard by its viewers

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Written by dustiredness24

December 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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Death In the Silo

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This video is about an incident in 2011 involving 18-year-old Tommy Osier. This young man actually suffocated in a grain bin. Through the use of a voiceover and one of his friends we learn who Tommy was and we feel Linda Osier’s pain as she described the events following Tommy’s release from the bin, the state of his body and the last time she hugged her son. It is surprising that after the number of individuals who have died in silos nothing has ever been done. These adults should really take extra measures to protects their workers— especially these children— because while they are their supervision they are their responsibility.

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Written by dustiredness24

November 19, 2012 at 3:06 am

Posted in multimedia, Video

Hoboken, NJ

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This video features camera to face interviews with the residents of this New Jersey suburb. This hurricane caused catastrophic flooding, power outages, and extensive damage. Viewers learn from these interviews how Hurricane Sandy has affected them. They also see how the people of have come together in this time as we all should. It shows the strength of the human spirit. It will prevail if we all stick together.

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November 1, 2012 at 7:09 am

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The Never-Ending Conversation

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This video gives its viewers a look at two very different men in the city of Elyria, Ohio. Through the use of a voiceover, we learn that Ike Maxwell is the town’s source of pride. During his high school years he led his football team to many victories, especially during the 1971 season. Maxwell’s peak was in high school. He embodied the town of Elyria in spirit and identity. It is interesting to note that this how this video tells two different stories of race. As the video tells Leo Bullocks was instrumental in the one event that led to Maxwell’s downfall. Bullocks came from meager beginnings in Tennessee. He moved to Elyria because of a job and worked himself up to being a prominent council member. These men’s stories are at total opposite ends of the spectrum. Maxwell began with prominence and has fallen down on his luck. Bullocks came from nearly nothing in Tennessee and died a respected and powerful man.

Written by dustiredness24

October 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

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Love on the Spectrum

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Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith are two college students that live in Greenfield, Mass. Both Robison and Lindsmith have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome which is a high functioning form of Autism. In this video Robison and Lindsmith discuss how living with Autism affects their lives and their relationship as a couple. This video allows viewers to see what a relationship is like for these two individuals as opposed to a relationship with the typical couple.

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September 17, 2012 at 5:05 am