After passing through lines of people and a glowing marquee into the lobby of the August Wilson Theatre, viewers of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway are greeted with a sign warning of “flashing strobe lights, loud gunfire, and authentic, profane, Jersey vocabulary.”
Just barely into the new year, my co-producer and I decided to start the year off on the right foot and accomplish something we have been trying to do since InkTV began: cross-shooting.
This video follows me through my day, to show what a normal day looks like for me. It was a final project for my journalism class. This is me, and the people I see through my typical day.
For this assignment, I was instructed to create a photo slideshow accompanied by an interview of someone in Monmouth County with an interesting story. My first thought was to interview my father on his new business: an athletic facility. In doing this project, I discovered so much about my father and his business.
Slowly but surely, I am becoming more and more comfortable with handling a camera and taking photographs. The assignment for this street photography project was to take 10 pictures of people I did not know, but had a story. I decided that the best place to accomplish this is the beach in the winter. So on a brisk Sunday afternoon, I ventured to Belmar beach to capture the stories of locals at the Jersey Shore.
Some of the most beautiful photos are photos that capture the essence of light or manipulate light in a way that producers a unique kind of picture. In doing this project, I applied my knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create this effect.
I’m not a photographer. A large majority of the work I do is either writing or video, but I’m not an avid photographer. So when my photojournalism teacher assigned an environmental photography assignment, I knew I would have to step out of my comfort zone. Big time.
This episode is by far the one I am most proud of. My co-producer and I took our responsibilities to the next level as we did everything by ourselves. We have mastered the TriCaster and developed a fluid method of assigning and editing stories. There are still small nuances I would like to fix, but this episodes marks more room for creativity in future issues.
From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone who personifies feminism, though she may never outwardly say it.