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By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Ice Harvest Festival: Tully, NY

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We use ice nearly every day and I don’t think I have ever considered the process of ice harvesting. Today we have ice makers. But “back in the day” large blocks of ice were used to keep refrigerators cool to save milk and other things. This video shows and explains the process of ice harvesting. This was in February 2009 during an Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, NY. Gordon Howard is the narrator. The ice has to be scored, which basically makes a grid in the ice so you know where to saw. Large saws are used to cut along the scores or grid. Once the ice squares are removed they are guided, using special tools, onto horse drawn sleighs. Then they are transported to the ice house where they are packed in saw dust, which keeps the large ice blocks from melting. All videography and reporting was done by Peter Chen. And all editing was done by me, Jana Edwards. And with this being my final project, I’m ready to graduate next week!

Written by ijanah

May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Boston Marathon

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Boston Marathon

The horrible tragedy in Boston has once again made our nation stand together as one and pray. I found an incredible article in the Time Lightbox, “Tragedy at the Boston Marathon: One Photographer’s Eye Witness Account.”

When things like this happen in our country, or anywhere in the world really, my first instinct is to be sad. My second instinct is to go there and take pictures. People sometimes give photojournalist a hard time for photographing terrible scenes. But the truth is, we wouldn’t care as much, or pray as much, or give as much support if we couldn’t actually see what’s happened. I believe that seeing the terrible scenes and reliving it as though you were there are what brings us together to love and pray and support one another. Basically, cut photojournalists some slack. You need to see how bad it is in order for you to care.

Written by ijanah

April 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The Uprising of Downtown

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The America and Carter buildings in downtown Hattiesburg are being renovated into 56 new apartments. This will bring a lot of change and progression for downtown Hattiesburg.This video is a news production designed to inform viewers of the apartments opening in downtown Hattiesburg. I will be continuing work on this project for several months to show the changes happening downtown.

The “I Had An Abortion” Project

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Tara Todras-Whitehill is one of my favorite photojournalists. She recently did a project that I found different and interesting. The purpose of this project, Tara says, is to “spark discussion and debate, and not just between two people that already hold similar views—in the end this is an issue that is a part of all of us, and perhaps it can help form the basis for mutual understanding and respect.”

“I Had An Abortion” Project

Written by ijanah

April 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

The Robot Arm

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This is my audio slideshow demonstrating the “Robot Arm” event at the 2013 Science Olympiad.

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April 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Elements of Photography

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Carla Smith dances with onlookers during her second line, a New Orleans wedding tradition that calls for the wedding party to parade around several blocks after the ceremony. This photo is a typical representation of “formal balance.” There are two items of each side of the frame that are proportional to one another.

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Lionn James drums with fellow protestors from the “Occupy Wallstreet” movement during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. This photo represents the rule of thirds.

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Caitlin Jackson bowls during a friendly game at Hub City Lanes in Hattiesburg, Miss. This photo represents several photographic elements: perspective, rule of thirds, silhouette and movement. 

Written by ijanah

March 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

iMovie Practice

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Multimedia storytelling is practicing with iMovie. The video footage is by Peter Chen and I edited the footage.

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February 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm