Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Posts Tagged ‘New York

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This short video news story covers the annual Tully Ice Harvest Festival which took place in Tully, NY, in February 2009.

Gordon Howard, a volunteer with the Tully Ice Harvest Festival, explains how important the harvest festival is to the history of Tully.

Back before the days that refrigeration was available, farmers would harvest blocks of ice from their ponds for keeping important items like milk cold. Ice harvesting was an important part of Tully’s economy; workers would come from other cities to harvest ice to be shipped to the South and other parts of the country.

Howard explains the process of cutting the ice, moving it and storing it in ice houses insulated by sawdust.

This video is a great example of multimedia storytelling.


Written by Shanning Celeste Newell

May 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

The Annual Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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Here’s the video I put together from footage and an interview provided to us from the annual Tully, N.Y. Ice Harvest Festival in February of 2009. The harvest itself is visually compelling and the process that is explained in the video by volunteer Gordon Howard is very detailed. It is very interesting to see how people kept their goods cold in the time before electricity and refrigeration.

Written by jessicaeking

May 1, 2013 at 4:33 am

Annual Ice Harvest

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The video takes a look at how the community of Tully, New York comes together each year to accomplish the one goal of ice harvesting.

Written by dustymercier

April 1, 2013 at 3:42 am

NYPD officer gives $100 boots to homeless man

leave a comment » A New York City police officer does a good deed for a homeless man he spots in Time Square.  54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman was sitting outside when 25 year old NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo bought him a pair of $100 boots from a nearby Skechers store and gave them to him.  A tourist who emailed the photo to NYPD captured the moment.  The picture was later posted on the NYPD’s Facebook page and soon went viral.  It’s not that often that people do acts of kindness like this and Hillman was very thankful for it but he admitted to not wearing the boots because he was scared someone would kill him for them.

Written by jsnow29

December 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

She came, she saw, she conquered…..

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Hurricane Sandy has been under close supervision by me ever since she was a little tropical “cyclone.” Sandy originally made landfall in Kingston Jamaica, October 24th, which is when she officially earned her title as a hurricane. This alarmed me severely because my dad and his wife had taken a two week vacation and were traveling around Jamaica. After he notified me via e-mail (the phone circuits were not working at the time) that they were okay I was still a little worried, but not as much. At the beginning of last week, they made their way back to the states and were going to be back and fort between New York and DC to handle business. Hurricane Sandy decided she would wait a few days and then come back and meet them in the United States also.

While Sandy was residing in Jamaica, she left around 70% of the residents without power, took a couple of roofs off of buildings and caused an estimated amount of $55.23 million in damages. In Haiti, she left around 200,000 homeless. The Bahamas are facing an estimated $300 million in damages. New York City shut down almost all methods of travel from planes to trains, Wall Street was shut down and according to Times she has caused about $20 billion in property damages and anywhere from $10 to $30 billion in lost business funds. That is going to take a lot of time and money to rebuild, and while there really is not much of a bright side to stuff like this at least they were somewhat prepared and knew ahead of time.
A lot of people thought that Hurricane Sandy was being blown out of proportion, simply because New Yorkers and those up north that were anticipating her are not too accustomed to hurricanes. While it may have seemed like people were working themselves up into a frenzy, after reading about the damages on the following links, I definitely think she was underestimated:

Written by alaiyabenjamin

November 6, 2012 at 1:09 am