Griffon Media Final Portfolio
This was my very first VOSOT ever and the editing was incorrect, making it difficult for my team to track the TRT during the show, but I have improved greatly since then.
My first package ever and it took about two weeks because of interview delays and film times. I think the story was really good for my very first package and I had the help of my peer Trinity Knapp.
This was a package about Non-trad students at Missouri Western and I focused on Marcus Miyamoto. He has a beautiful life story and it makes me emotional to think of how much our relationship grew since this interview. I was very proud of the editing for the most part.
This was my first sports package and I enjoyed every second of it. The filming aspect of it was very fun and interactive and I have increased my sports shooting skills since this video. I loved being able to connect with a world that I didn’t understand previously.
This story was about a local doggy daycare, Pampered Pooch. This story was one of the better scripts that I have written because it had a lot of heart into it and I loved being around dogs, however, the facility was so small that the B-Roll was not as diverse as I would have liked.
This was the package I filmed about basketball senior night and it was never aired. I really enjoyed every aspect of this package because I had great clips, interviews, and my script was well-written. I was very proud of this package.
This was one of the worst packages I have ever made. This week, I was feeling very stressed and unmotivated and it showed in my work, which was upsetting because the feature was about Arianne Boma, an absolute rockstar of a student who deserved a better feature. My lower thirds was off and my editing style was choppy.
I loved creating this package because it was an idea that KGSM had never utilized before. I connected with people on campus and really brought the community into the TV show. The editing was also my first step in learning how to use various video transitions.
This was made in the same week that I made Arianne’s feature. It was also very rushed and my script writing for this was the worst it has ever been. Due to lack of punctuality, I had written, interviewed, and exported these all in one day. This was a very humbling package to say the least and I do not like it.
My Covid-19 update package was very informational. I feel as though my interview was centered very well and this was the beginning of me focusing on set ups for my interviews.
Behind the scenes of KGSM-TV was a very last minute idea and I believe it payed off in the end because my story was very forward and to the point while still having that “family” feeling and connecting the world with what we do on a daily basis. The shot with Kenny G’s Starbucks cup was my favorite shot of the package and I felt like it was very clean and crisp.
This package helped me to branch out to my peers because I was initially very nervous to approach these strangers and ask for an interview, but it had to be done. It made me realize that a part of being a journalist means you have to do things that are sometimes uncomfortable. My shots throughout this package could have been a lot better, but at the time I did not have access to a camera.
This package was very newsworthy. It was backed up with facts and I absolutely loved meeting Dr. Clapp and being able to expand my resources for information even more. Based on the last few packages, I think you can see exponential growth in my efforts when it comes to filming and setting up professional interviews.
Women’s History Month was an okay package. My shots were okay, but at the time I did not know how to add movement to my photos, so the videos felt very much like an audio slideshow. After Gary’s critique of this package, I learned how to add movement to photos.
This was an artist feature package about Senior cinema major Noah Bollow. The shots were done by Maddie Spath, so they are of beautiful quality and I cannot take credit for them, however, I did like my script because it had a lot of information about Noah and the cinema department. Also, the interview was set well and there was so much editing that I put into this that really brought up the quality of the package.
National Literacy Month was a story that I had not prepared for beforehand, and you can see the struggle in my B-Roll, but my scriptwriting was well-written. My interview shot could have been set up better, but this was one of my first packages of second semester.
This was a huge step up since my cover of Pampered Pooch. I felt as though I was officially a journalist because it was the first story I had covered that had no involvement with campus. I was respected and treated like the reporter I am by each of the staff and got the opportunity to discuss the shelter itself and also promote adoptions. I also selfishly loved being around a bunch of cats and dogs.
This is the B-Roll of the Lacrosse game that I filmed. It was my first time even watching lacrosse, so it was kind of hard to follow, but I think I did a pretty good job. The interview with the head coach could have been set up better, but my battery was seconds away from dying, so the frame was not my top priority. I think the order in which I have my B-Roll compliments my story well.
This story was a Vo-Sot about Jo Town Nutrition, a tea and supplement shop in downtown St. Joseph. I loved being able to film this beautiful business and shine light to the success of 19 year-old owner, Raven Matlack.
This was a very last minute idea that turned into a great story that connected with many locals in St. Joe. This was a Vo-Sot for the Angry Swede’s annual Taco Night on Monday nights. KGSM wanted to shine a light on fun things to do downtown for the locals. I had some great shots throughout this story and it was very interesting to watch.