All on Paper – A Newsroom Time Machine

Florida Atlantic University journalism students go back in time and publish a special edition of the Atlantic Sun student newspaper without using computers. They write stories on manual typewriters and copy edit them in pencil. They shoot with film cameras and develop and print their own photographs. They lay it all out with pica poles and proportion wheels. They experience what it was like 20 years ago.

More info at journoterrorist.com

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Witnessing History

A collection of narratives of residents of the West Coconut Grove neighborhood during the 2008 historic presidential elections, bringing in underrepresented voices to the forefront of the project. About 40 people documented through audio, photos and video the emotions surrounding Election Day and stories of hope told by a small African American community, who voiced their perspectives and pride on a historic day in American politics. This project won First Place in the Student Interactive Multimedia Group Award in the 2009 Broadcast Education Association’s Student Competitions, and First Place in the 2008 NPPA Multimedia Contest.

My team produced: “Voting Without Fear>”
My Role: Photographer

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Special Olympics

Multimedia project showcasing the performance of Special Olympics athletes during the World Winter Games, in Idaho in February, 2009. The coverage focused on three local points in Idaho – Boise, Sun Valley and McCall – and included more than 2,500 athletes from more than 100 countries in seven winter sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Speed Skating.

My team produced: Floor Hockey Videos
My Role: Team Leader, Videographer and Editor

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Pelea de Gallos (Cockfight)

Pelea de Gallos Republica Dominicana

Cockfighting – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Cockfighting was once considered to be an accepted traditional sporting event in the United States. It was made illegal after animal rights activists exposed the physical trauma that these fights bring upon the fighting birds.

In Latin American countries such as the Dominican Republic, this blood sport is still prevalent and it is considered not only a conventional from of entertainment, but also a game that represents culture and tradition.

Photos shot with 35mm film

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70’s Party in the City of Opalocka, Florida

A 70’s theme party is hosted annually on October 31 by the city of Opalocka, in Miami-Dade county, Florida, to celebrate family and community values.

The event was held as an alternative to Halloween celebrations among members of this community.

The video above presents the highlights of this event, which I documented on October 31, 2009, for a school assignment.

If you would like to know more about the event and the Great City of Opalocka visit their website at www.opalockafl.gov.

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