Saturday, November 17, 2007

Loudoun Football Video

Last night I did a video for one of the high school football playoff games. I was a little nervous to be on my own shooting the footage and editing it in Final Cut Pro, but I think it came out well. You can watch the Flash video here or download the MP4 here. It may make more sense if you read the story first. It was a good game and I learned a lot about using the camera and editing, of course I still have a lot to learn, but this was a good start. Hopefully I can do a few more videos before I head back to California, even though it means late nights at work.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Free money for school

A friend from NBC11 sent me a press release from Trugo, a new social networking site. They are having a contest and offering up to $30,000 for the winner to pay for college! That would go a long way at a state school! All you have to do is make a video saying why you should get the money. Then users can vote on who they think has the best video.

Trugo, a new social networking site, today announced a $100,000 college tuition contest which will award ten winners up to $30,000 in tuition funds. College students around the country may enter the online video contest by recording a four-minute video performance answering the question “Why Should Trugo Pay for Your Tuition?”
I have not tried out the site yet, and since I am graduating in May I will not submit a video, but it is an interesting way to get people to check out the site, and sounds like a great way to try and get free money for school. Some of you who are going to be in school for a while longer need to try it out and let me know how it works. If nothing else, it is a chance to practice your video skills.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

More photos and a little video

This has been a busy week for us. Suzanne has been working night shifts at the hospital and I have been working all kinds of crazy hours. Tuesday was a late night because it was election day. The election was a huge deal for Loudoun County, which voted in a largely Democratic Board of Supervisors in what has traditionally been a Republican county. I went to the Republican watch party and got to shoot some video. I did not edit the video, just a little bit of camera work, but it was a lot of fun, even though the Republicans were not having a good night. You can read about the election here and watch the video here.

Last night (Friday) was the usual Friday night football. It was really cold, but luckily the rain stopped just before the game started. You can see the photos I took here.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Kyle, a Photographer?

Last night I took photos of another high school football game. That has become my usual Friday night activity. Even though I have no photo training or experience, I really like it and look forward to doing more photography. I am still an amateur, but I think last night's photos are he best I have done. You can see them all here. I am totally open for any advice from some of you real photographers out there.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween Parade Hits Loudoun

Since LoudounExtra is about as hyper-local as you can get, we spent a lot of time covering Halloween celebrations this week. I went to the local parade and wrote a nice little article for the site. It was actually a lot of fun. They gave out tons of candy!