Wyoming Fun Day

In this assignment we were asked to find an event that we were willing to do a video of . For this assignment we were ask to work with a partner, the partner I chose to work with was Robert Herron. Robert and I are very good friends, we have worked together on previous assignment and I believe that we work well together. The event we chose to report about is a yearly event. This event occurs right before the yearly Wyoming Cowboys Brown and Gold Spring Game.

I really enjoyed this assignment, this was an assignment that I could really get in to and show some of my personality traits. The making of this video at times was very difficult, but still very fun. The part that I really enjoyed the most was getting a chance to work with the young kids. It was a very entertaining day for me the children were all very kind and sweet it was a great pleasure  working with them. I did not enjoy the hassle of really being into the kids and showing them attention while recording  that was not an easy task.

One thing that I learned while doing this assignment is, being a camera man is not one of my strong point , I think I will stick to playing football. It was a very big surprise to me when I realize how hard it was to be interactive with the kids and record the video. I wish that I could have been more of a cameraman and made a better video. This experience has really made me realize this is something that interest me and I believe if I worked hard and continuie to work on my craft it could be something that I could learn to really enjoy. Here is the link to our video I really hope you guys enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqMYzmOKS2g




Our assignment was to live-report an event of our choice using a social network, Twitter. The event, I reported on was the weekly manager reception at Laramie Holiday Inn. The manager reception is an event the Holiday Inn host, for the guests to interact with managers of the hotel and locals from the community. The manager reception offers free draft beer, wine, and appetizers provided by the Holiday Inn’s in-house restaurant, Perkins.

At this event there was a lot of mingling and meeting new people that’s one thing I did enjoy, a way to meet tourists in a comfortable setting. Of course, I enjoyed the free appetizers. The fact that, I’m not on social networks nor do I tweet was something I did not enjoy. With no experience with Twitter, it made this project a little more challenging. I learned that social media is the new age news, things like live reporting makes it easier for the younger generation to stay up on news and events. I also learned that social networks are easy to run, does not take a genius to tweet.

Something that surprised me was how common live-reporting was, with this assignment I was able to see how this could fit into any event sports activates, news, and etc. Something I wish I could have done differently?  I wish I could have found an event that interested me more, like a sporting event of some kind. I think with more personal interest in the event that you are reporting on make the report more relatable. The Manager reception was fun, because I like think I’m social person and can fit in pretty much anywhere. I see myself using social media in future career, by being able to live report from different sporting events and tweeting them a play by play of everything that’s going on in the sports world.


For this blog we were asked to work with a partner from our class. I chose to work with a good friend of mine Robert Herron. For the project we had to take  photos and record audio, with this audio and photos we had to make a slide show. The slide show was made with a program called, SoundSlides. The purpose of this was to make the audio and photos coincide with each other. We chose to do my project over the University Wyoming’s Football team, which I am a part of.  We decided to interview two people for the project, one who is considered a fan and another who is apart of the team. The fan we interviewed is Jen Highstreet, she has not missed a game in the past three years. Our next interviewee is none  other than the famous Renaldo Hill. Renaldo is a coach for the football team, and he also played in the NFL for eleven years.

This was a very exciting project, it gave me the opportunity to work with a partner. The experience working with Robert was nothing short of amazing, he is a great guy and has a unique talent of making light in every situation. During our time working on the project together there were a dozen times that I feel were noteworthy events. One event that stuck out in my mind is, when we were at a photo shoot for next years football poster. During the shoot there were three horses and Robert was terribly afraid of the horses and it was extremely funny. We had captured some pictures of the event, but none made the final cut.

Our experience with SoundSlides was very unique,but not very pleasant. Soundslides and us just did not get along, we ran into a great deal of problems. The program was very complex at first, it did not want to let us save our project. The next problem  had been, we could not download the SoundSlides program onto our personal computers, then it would not let us compress our folders in order to save them, therefore we had to jump through hoops to get this project done. If we could change anything? I think me and Robert would agree that we should have been better prepared, the advice I would give myself is to be one with the SoundSlides Program, therefore it would have gave us less trouble. Below we have the link to our project I really hope you guys enjoy.


Edit Audio

In this blog we have an interview that I did with Robert Herron. This is the same interview that I placed in my last blog, the difference between the two is this one is the edited version between the two. What I have done is, I edited my last interview by taking my voice out of the interview. The interview consisting of only Robert Herron speaking about different things in his life, mostly football.

I have a small but very helpful experience with audio editing. Last semester I was very fortunate to have taken a class with Professor Mike Brown which deals directly with audio editing.In his class we were taught how to use audacity, this is what I used to edit my interview.I learned a lot of different things that could become very helpful in the future. The first thing I learned that I would like to shared is, how to conduct a better interview. The next thing I learned was how to listen. I learned that listening is a very important aspect of an interview.

I can honestly say this was a fun blog to do.I was very interested in the fact that I could actually  be the person who is giving the interview. I also had the chance to play with audacity, which I find very fun to play around with. One thing that I think surprised me is how much better the interview sounds once you  take your own voice out of the interview.  I was also surprised with how many problems I had with both the programs. It was quite hard for me to transfer them over. If I could have done things different? I would have been better prepared. Although this was a very fun blog it’s also was very challenging.

Raw audio

In this assignment we were asked to interview someone. For my blog I chose to interview my classmate, good friend, and also my teammate Robert Herron. Doing this interview with Robert was really unique. It was very different from the things we have done in the past in this class. It was also a little difficult transitioning from being the interviewees to being the interviewer. It was a much harder task then I had expected. I really struggled coming up with good interview questions, also trying to sound professional while given the interview.

In the interview you will hear me asking Robert question. These question range between the simple questions such as, ” where are you from?”, to the more complexed questions such as, “what has  living in Wyoming  taught you.” Now that you know what to expect during the interview lets move on to the interview itself.

Giving this interview felt a little weird at times like I stated before, it is very different for me to sit in front of someone and asked the question. I am usually the one getting asked all the question. I have learned a whole lot of things from this blog. The first thing I learned was how to ask good question; that is the key you can not , and will not have a good interview without good question. I also learned that having a good recording device can make your day a lot easier.

I really enjoy asking the questions, it was fun to sit back and listen for a change. I really could not find any thing about this blog I really did not enjoy. If I could change anything about this blog, I would say more time to interview. I believe if we had more time we could really gotten in deeper with the interviewees.

Ambient Noise

In this post were asked to take a recording device and recorder ambient noise. While doing so I realize that this assignment might really end up being fun. I was asked to recorded at least twelve sound and place my best six on my blog.Here you all go, here is my six best ambient noise.

The First ambient noise is one of my friends eating a cup of ice. I notice while listening to the recording, it is really a lot louder than when he was actually eating the ice.

Next we have the sound of clippers.This sound was created by myself. I was trimming up the small bread I have, when I realize this the sound would be great for this blog.

Now moving on to what says it is eating ice but is incorrect, I do apologize I do not know how to change it. This is the sound of the wind, when driving in a vehicle. This is my outside ambient noise.

What we have here is the sound of my bath water running. This was the best bath I have ever taken before. My body had been sore and the bath really relaxed me that day. This is my inside ambient noise.

The next sound is actually a sound that I created by typing on the computer. I really needed an office sound and I was a little lost on how to get it. Then I started typing this blog and realized I could use the sound of the keyboard.

Now on to my last sound. This is the sound of a printer when printing paper. Another sound that came to me while typing this blog. As I sat and typed this blog I continued to hear the printer over and over.

That was part one of the blog. For part two of this blog we were asked to record ourselves counting out-of-order, then place the number in the correct order here is my attempt.

This was a really cool blog and I enjoyed working on it.

The Life We Live

In this blog we were asked to go out into our everyday lives and take pictures of random people. This was a very interesting project for me, it gave me another chance to practice my photo taking skills. While doing this assignment I must have taken over two hundred photos. Although I believe all my shots were great in their own special way, I could only choose five for this assignment. In my photos I experimented with many different  creative devices, by doing so I believe it helped me get five wonderful shots.

My first photo I like to call “A Day In The Water”. I named this photo that, because of how I came across this photo. I walk in to the pool area at Half Acre and all I could notice is this one lady, she was laughing, smiling, and having just overall good time. I began to take photos of her having a great time, before I knew it I had a great shot. The creative device I used to capture this shot was leading lines. This was a difficult shot, it was hard finding the right angle to shoot her at. This is a sports Action photo.

mail[1] Abby Hudson enjoying her day in the pool.

The Next photo we have I call “Hard Work”. In this photo we have a guy bench pressing. You can notice by the expressing on his face he is pushing his limits. This was a photo I could relate to.I have been in his place before, struggling to complete the last rep. The creative device I used was viewpoint. This was a much easier shot then the first photo.This is a sports action photo.

mail[3]Ben Chung fighting to finish his last rep.

Now moving on to a photo I call “Balling”. This photo is of a male dribbling the basketball down the court. This photo was a little difficult to get, it was a lot going on in most of the photos. This one turned out perfect, another sports action photo. The creative devices used in this photo is rule of thirds.

mail[2]Josh Evans dribbing a basketball.

Here we have a photo I call “Not On My Watch”. I notice him as I entered the pool, I was fascinated with this shot. He sat in his chair very attentively. This was an easy shot to get I used the stairs to get me above him. Rule of thirds was used for my creative device. This is a sports feature shot.
mail[1] (2)David Hunt watching over the swimmers.

Lastly we have a photo I call “The Reader”. Here we have a female reading a comic book, I notice her as I walked into Half Acre. This was a difficult shot, it was hard standing over her and still trying to receive a great shot. In this shot I used viewpoint as my creative device. This is my non-sports feature.

mail[2] (2)Tiersyn Taylor sits at her desk and reads peacefully.

By doing this assignment I have learned that being a photo journalist is not as easy as it seem. One thing that really surprised me is that, unlike me everyone does not enjoy having their picture taken. A lot of people became upset that I was taking photos of them. If I could do things differently, I would have gotten a better camera then my iPad. It was very difficult trying to get the best picture with an iPad. I really hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I did writing.

5 Great Shots

In this blog I was asked to take a hundred photos and place only my five best shots on my blog for you all to see. I really liked doing this, it was much more fun then I was expecting. While shooting photos I realize how one-sided my point of view was. I never looked at things in the way I did as I took these photos. For all who may know me you will see the different perspective of things I had while taking these photos. These photo are much different then what you may have been expecting from me.I really hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did shooting them.


The first photo was actually the first photo I took for this assignment shockingly, it turned out to be my favorite picture. In the photo is a vase filled with two flowers and some green stuff behind it. The wall behind the picture really extents the color, it almost make the small color in the flower pop out to me. I really love this picture, also the contrast in this picture is extremely nice as you can see the shadow in the background.

Next, we have the photo of a simple bowl of water. Weird enough I came across this bowl while I was visiting a friend.They had a cat and I never knew, I had visit them at least a hundred times before. I really like this photo because of the focus. Notice how the small air bubbles stick out from the other things.
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Here we have another one of my favorite photos. I never looked at this sign before in this way, my mom sent this to me about a year ago. I walked to the kitchen to get some water and  as I walk away I saw the contrast in this image, so I snapped a picture of it and it turned out beautiful. I also love the viewpoint it is lower looking up at the image, which adds more flavor to the shot.


Now, this is photo I know a lot of people can agree with. I got this photo while visiting an older couple on their anniversary . The first thing that caught my eye was the wonderful colors in the background. The colors really brings energy to the photo. Next was the contrast, the small light creates a beautiful shadow which add a little drama to the picture.


This shot came to me as I was exiting the athletics buildings. I walked about halfway down the stairs when I realized, this would be a very nice shot. I walked back to the top of the stairs and took maybe ten shot to find this one. The viewpoint is excellent in this photo and also the contrast excellent. The shadow create a great pattern traveling down the stairs.

This assignment has been very interesting and unique in its own sense. I have had a great time looking at beautiful thing, and trying to capture them. It was fun doing something I have never done before, and I am ready to being the next task.

Fire in Her Eyes

I enjoy playing and watching all sports. In my opinion, basketball is one of the best sports to watch. I recently watched our (The University of Wyoming) women’s and men’s basketball teams play games. I was more interested in how the women played .I have played and watched men play all my life. The women play at a high level just as men do, they seem as if they put more emotions into the game than the men do. Personally I think that if women had the chance to play the men’s team, they might not win because of their height and lack of a male’s athletic ability but they would play hard and give the men a decent game. They pass, shoot, and rebound it’s the same game men play. While I was watching I began to be intrigued by one of the point guard on the team. She plays the game like she has been playing forever and excuse me but she plays like a male basketball player would play, she just seems a little more advanced than the other females on the court. I wanted to get a better insight on how she got to the point in her career she’s at now, so I decided to ask her for an interview. Here are some of the questions that I asked her during our interview.

Q: What is your name?

A: Chelan Landry

Q: where are you from?

A: I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Q: Who taught you how to play the game of basketball?

A: My father taught me how to play basketball in the backyard of my grandparent’s house. All I wanted for my birthday was a basketball and a basketball hoop, one that went from 7-10 feet.

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?

A: I have been playing basketball since I was in the third grade, so that’s about 12 or 13 year ago. They did not have a girl’s team at the time I started out playing so I was forced to play with the boy’s team. I did not start but I played a lot with the boys. And then once I got to the seventh and eighth grade I had to play with the girls. I was no longer allowed to play with the boys anymore. I started playing with the girls and our team was on a roll we won championship every year and then I entered high school where basketball really became something important in my life. We won three state championships and while I was a part of the varsity team and I was on the varsity team for all four of my high school years. I also played in a summer on a AAU team which means I get to travel and play throughout the summer it is also called different name but in the Mideast its called AAU.

Q: What made you come to Wyoming?

A: Wyoming was the only division one four-year school that offered me a full ride scholarship I had other offers from juco’s ( junior colleges ) but I thought that I was better than a two-year community college so I went big.

Q: What still drives you to play basketball?

A: I still love the game of basketball it’s still fun for me to play. And as I gotten older I have realized that I do not just play the game for me  but I play for myself and  I play basketball for my family . My family has been there and supported me from the first time I dribbled a basketball. Especially my grand mother, she is retired and she watches and tells me how proud of me every day not just every game. My family is the real reason why I still love the game because I feel that when I’m playing they are all right there with me. They motivate me to keep playing and to never give up. If I could play after college I would because know that playing would keep them happy and smiles on their faces.

Q: If you could coach or play after college would you take the opportunity?

A: if I could do both I would. That is how passionate about the sport. I would play and coach at the same time if I could. The more basketball the better but if I had the choice I would want to coach more because would want to inspire another young person as I was inspired by my coaches growing up. I would want to light a fire in someone else’s eyes as my past coaches lit the fire in mine.

Chelan’s answers to my questions really hit home with me. I have been basketball since I could remember. She has been playing just as long as I and I can tell that this is something she is very passionate about. She’s motivated to keep playing because of her family. Family comes before any and every thing in my eyes and after this interview I see it does in hers too.

100 gallons

When I first click on the link it took a little minute to pop up but when it did it really was not what I was excepting. In my mind I had already made a creation in my head of how this website would look and they were not similar at all. Then I notice how small and simple the page was it was very easy to navigate around the page every thing you needed to do was only about a click away. The video was a little weird to mean I really could not get in to it how I maybe should have but it was interesting although I can not get over the man standing there booty butt bald naked doing I don’t know what lol (Laugh OUT Loud). My only question to his is why in the hell are you so naked. Next I traveled to the bottom of the page where I notice the small boxes with labels of some sorts inside so I click on them and it took me to its own individual pages it was four of them. although I could tell you I read the other page that it took me too im not cause I didn’t lol. One thing i really didn’t like about the page how below the video it has question but when you click on the question nothing happens. Overall i give the website maybe 8-10.

I showed this website to my homeboy Trey Norman and the first thing he notice was the questions that is below the website and he tried and they did not work for him either this mad him a little upset. Next he went on to click on the video and began to watch it he saw the little girl in the shower and he said his little niece use to be like that when she was in the tub then he was very silent for about a minute the he started rolling when saw the naked man he thought the man was peeing in the cooler which I kinda did to when i watched it for the first time then he went on to talk about the old man at the end breathing hard he thought the man was having a heart attack… he watched the video he strolled down on the page and click on the second box and it took him to the page about the school of journalism and mass communication he click the back button and told me he was done.I asked Trey what did you think he sad it was weird and i asked him if the site was easy to use and he said yes then i asked to grade it 1-10 and he gave the site a 7-10 well there you have it from my understanding the site is a pretty good one.