Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Miami Heat Pulling Away

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As the NBA playoffs roar on, Lebron James and the Miami Heat continue to impress as they extend their lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after defeating them 98-86 Tuesday night.

The Heat, defending their title, which they won a year ago, only need two more wins to advance to the second round of the playoffs They travel to Milwaukee for game three Thursday night.

This video was taken from ESPN’s website and it features a quarter-by-quarter recap of the game two win in Miami and the anchor explains what is happening as we see it on the screen. This is exactly the kind of work I dream of doing in the future and he has a very smooth, flowing tone when he talks, so I can learn alot from this.


Written by tnrwtsn

April 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Best Dunk of the Year??

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The name on NBA fans all over world for the past 6 days has been DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers. The 2008 2nd Round draft pick stunned fans on March 10, 13 by executing an “Ally-OOP” style dunk over Detroit’s Brandon Knight. This dunk was surprising to members of both teams, but specifically Knight.

The Dunk was said to be better than any dunk seen by Blake Griffin (#32), a player made popular for dunking. Even Griffin had great feedback saying, “That was the best dunk of the year and the best I’ve seen in person.” Even though his was on the bench at the time of the dunk, he quickly stood up to credit his teammate.

Jordan (#6) added a spark to an already lit flame in the 2nd quarter, as the Clippers were already up leading the game at 57-36. The team is currently ranked #5 with a 45-20 record for the season thanks to leading players along side Jordan like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

It is said that the dunk was especially dedicated to Griffin after a dunk his displayed earlier in the same game before he with to the bench for the remainder of the game. The LA Clippers won against Detroit with a final score of  129-97.

Written by annafrancis2013

March 17, 2013 at 1:11 am

USM takes a hit from Memphis (Assignment 1)

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Saturday afternoon, February 9th 7,864 people gathered in  Southern Miss’s Coliseum for the highly anticipated “whiteout” game (everyone wore white) against the Memphis Tigers. With a extended weekend ahead of the student body, they joined to watch as our Men’s Basketball team took on Memphis. This game was built up on so much positive energy after USM beat Memphis last season for the first time in over a decade. But all good things most come to an end, and the significance of last season’s win was surely over-thrown by this loss. The Golden Eagles loss with a final score of 89-76. This makes for their 6th loss of the season standing currently at 19-6 statistic (After winning Tulane on Feb. 13th). Even though Memphis did not travel to Hattiesburg, MS to play coy, shooting at 56 percent from the field, Southern Miss showed tremendous fight lead by Senior Dwayne Davis, putting up 25 points alone. With a roster like ours and that same fight, communication, and skill that the team identifies, they are undoubtedly not letting a lose like this slow them down.

Jonathan Mills

Written by annafrancis2013

February 16, 2013 at 8:49 am

Nike drops Armstrong from Brand

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If many of you have not heard the recent news, Lance Armstrong, known as one of the world’s most famous cyclist, has been dropped from several endorsements after tons of evidence of him “doping” himself to enhance his biking performance has surfaced. I really loved the organization of how the story was told in this particular example. Most times, we are provided with an article to help us comprehend what the video may not have succeeded in, but with this example, I felt the story was clear and precise.

Earlier this week, we viewed our fellow classmates’ election slideshows, and one thing I really thought was clever – that I noticed in one slideshow was the use of text as the speaker is talking. It really helps the viewer grasp what is going on. I call it that “OH!” moment where your brain locks it in after seeing and hearing it on screen.  This tip is seen in so many multimedia examples. I mentioned in one of our class meetings that you may often see this tip when police release the audio of a phone call with a victim to the public. If they play it on the television, they provide a transcript for the viewer to follow along. It really makes an impact in the story. The same tip is used when providing quotes from public figures on television.

I also liked how the video would pause and there’d be this stunning visual of Armstrong on the bike with text coming from behind him. Also, I noticed there was non-stop footage of Armstrong during the video, and whenever the speaker would mention certain aspects of his career or ties with Nike, there would be a visual to showcase what she was talking about. That really helped the story make an even bigger impact. They even provided screenshots of statements from companies who endorsed Armstrong.

Overall, this was a really great example of text-use in video along with having a substantial amount of footage to support the story’s concept.

Written by williamcrosby301

October 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm