Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Ice Harvesting in Tully, NY

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Ice harvesting is an activity that has been practiced in the Northern states of the U.S. since the late 19th century. It has become a tradition for the people of the New York state area/

Gordon Howard explains the process of ice harvesting in Tully, NY and gives us insights on the history of the tradition.

Videography and Reporting by Peter Chen

Editing by Noé Cugny


Ice Harvest Festival: ” From a New York Community”

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Tully, N.Y., approximately an hour away from Syracuse, N.Y., held an Ice Harvest Festival. During the festival, citizens of the Tully community got to help with the festival as well as learn the steps of which it takes to properly harvest ice. The video provides a distinct sense of direction in how ice harvesting takes place.

Ice Harvest volunteer and Tully native, Gordon Howard, was a faithful volunteer of the Ice Harvest Festival. In the video, he was interviewed in which he discussed the importance of  ice harvesting, how to ice harvest, and the how ice harvesting was used before there were modern-day refrigerators.

Ice harvesting main’s task is to keep things cool for long periods of time. In the past, ice harvesting was used to keep milk cold and any other items that would be necessary for a modern-day refrigerator. Concepts such as ice harvesting paved the way for the refrigerators that we have today.

All in all, the video provides a good explanation and a step-by-step breakdown of how ice harvesting takes place and its importance.

Written by Wilton Jackson

May 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

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 Southern Pines Animal Shelter Pet Photography Project (Video Assignment)

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Southern Pines Animal Shelter has started a volunteer group called the Pet Photography Project to help promote adoptable animals at the shelter.I talk to founding member and coordinator Rachael Fairchild in my video. Photos are posted daily on their Facebook page.

Rest Your Fiddlesticks At The Yellow Fiddle

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I interviewed Adam Walters, owner of a new Hattiesburg highlight, The Yellow Fiddle. Check out what this eccentric -coffee shop by day/bar by night- spot has to offer!

Mississippi Science Olympiad 2013

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The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. hosted the annual Science Olympiad on March 2nd. Find out all about it

Noé Cugny, The University of Southern Mississippi

Written by Noé Cugny

April 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Multimedia story depicts the damage to Hattiesburg, MS, and Southern Miss from a EF-4 tornado

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Following is a multimedia slide show about the Feb. 10 tornado that ravaged Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Southern Miss. I am posting it here for several reasons. First, it’s a great example of how powerful a slide show can be without words. The pictures in this piece tell the story, and they tell it very well. You a stronger than me if you don’t tear up watching this.

We will be doing slide shows in class, as well as videos. This one demonstrates some of the techniques that we will be using: Vivid photography, a variety of pictures and types of pictures, a variety of shots (close-ups, long-shots). Also, it employs text well to tell its story.

It is a powerful piece of multimedia storytelling, and I hope you find it cathartic as we mourn the losses from the tornado. One of my friends shared this piece on Facebook. It was posted on the YouTube account of someone called Dave Brown. I wish I could say more to give whoever created this credit for this work. Go ahead and watch it. Be sure to have some tissues handy.

Written by bloggingmom67

February 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm