On Sunday, September 14, 2014, I travelled to Creve Coeur Airport to learn more about aviation. This 400 acre airport is home to many unique pilot and planes. When I first arrived we were greeted at the door and asked if we would like lunch, coffee, and donuts. We talked with one of the service men (Brent Walkenhorst) and he took us out to the gas station area to show us how they fueled the planes. While at the gas station we met a pilot (Douglas Poulk) he was very eager to speak with us and asked if we would like to go on a flight. Douglas Poulk owns a flight schools stationed at Creve Coeur! Before our flight we were offered a tour of the Aircraft Restoration Museum! It was very cool, there were LOTS of pre-1950 planes. After the tour we went up on our flight around St. Louis. Takeoff was a bit scary but once we soared over Parkway Central High School it felt like we were floating. After our flight we interview one more pilot (Bill French) he shared some great stories with us and truly inspired me to try new things. Overall, this airport is a great environment and an amazing place to visit.
With all the online movie streams, pirated videos, Netflix, etc., why the movie theater? Personally, I prefer watching movies with an online accounts because I can be alone and laugh aloud, whereas in a theater you must remain silent. My family prefers the theater, to gain the sensation as if they're in the film. With the large picture and surround sound they are like another character experiencing the feelings of joy, fear, and or love. Theaters also play trailers, to get you to come back and see more. Online account typically do not. All in all I believe theaters are great if you want to experience more of an experience, but sometimes if you just want to be alone and express your feelings aloud, check out an online account.
Over March, me and the other broadcast ii students filmed factoids for HECTV. The factoids were submitted today (April 2, 2014) and HECTV will choose to air the factoids they enjoyed the most. The factoids were mainly about the environment and recycle facts. We each chose 3 factoids to do, I filmed around KTVI because there is a large landfill behind the station. I also used a lot of voice overs and green screen effects. We are very honored to have this partnership between Ladue and HECTV, but mainly the opportunity to produce news for them.
This semester we were assigned a short news package. In the beginning, I planned on interviewing a cancer survivor. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer again and was unable to be interviewed. Once I heard the bad news my family and I contacted her with our condolences, and I quickly found a new story. I read the patch for ideas, but I found none that were interesting. It wasn't until I was walking to class and saw a huge Blood Drive poster. I knew right when I saw the poster that was what I planned on covering. The interview went relatively well, it was just the editing that did not. Managing time is the most important aspect of video journalism. My editing took about a week, but in the end it all worked well. This story is unique, because I learned a lot and Laura Kaufman (the sponsor) shared a touching story.