Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Whoa! Man with the world’s largest arms!

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I had to click on this article  just based off the title alone! A man by the name of Moustafa Ismail currently holds the record for the largest arms by 31 inches (practically the size of my waist). Many would assume he uses steroids of some sort, but Ismail denies all claims and has even had investigations take place on his widely-famous biceps.

This article really told the story well and I felt the use of print, pictures and video all helped the viewer really understand the ultimate message of the story which is basically about a man with gigantic muscles. The print aspect of the piece served as an element of detail. I was able to read about Ismail’s diet routine and how often he works out which are questions many readers/viewers would like to know.

The pictures, although most would say they didn’t need to be apart of the story with the video already provided, I felt the way the photos were placed throughout the story was smart. The video was really effective especially having all that b-roll of the subject working out. The viewer wants to SEE those things. I also liked the aspect of the video where Ismail was taking off his shirt because oddly enough I was wondering in my head “How does he get such tight shirts on and off?”, and they showed him taking it off which was a huge plus for me because it showed that the videographer was keeping the audience in mind when filming, and that’s something journalists should always keep in mind when covering stories.

Always ask yourself “What would my viewers want to see? Is this good enough? What haven’t I covered?” Questions like that will help make the story more effective and help build a bigger impact on the viewer.


Written by williamcrosby301

November 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Profile Piece: Life of a Track Star and Aspiring Model

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This video, for my MCJ300 course, exemplifies the use of multimedia with taking the element of audio and combining it with b-roll to make a bigger impact to the viewer. “Model Athlete” depicts the life of a college student balancing his roles as a runner for USM’s track team and being a member of Picture Perfect Models. The video gives the viewer a glimpse into Derrick Johnson’s life as a hard-working athlete and top model.

A more exciting workout routine

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When we talk about working out, the first thing that pops into my head is going to the gym and lifting weights or running. Usually the second things that pops into my head are team sports, such as: basketball, football, volleyball and swimming.  The last thing I think of, when I think of working out is stuff like ping pong, and spin classes. Well, there are many other nontraditional ways to get in shape. In this day and age, just about anything can be considered “exercise.” Well, since our project was a video story and it had to have “action” in it, I decided to get my roommate who is in much better shape than I am, to show us some of her Zumba techniques since she teaches it. For anybody interested in taking classes, the Payne center offers them several times a week.

**I know it looks awkward with her being alone, my original plan was to record a class, but you guys know how plans go…. I’m just happy she was so accommodating.

#Zumba #Workout #HealthLifestyle

Written by alaiyabenjamin

November 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

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