On my way to a Bachelor in Journalism … kicking and screaming the whole way. The sooner I get my diploma, the sooner I can come up with my own projects! Anyway, here’s a portfolio because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you study multi-media journalism … you’re supposed to make a portfolio.
Dec 16, 2010 Multi-Media Project: Art Against Human Trafficking
For the first time ever, the United States was ranked in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons report. While many people remain unaware of the existence of modern day slavery, there are others fighting for abolition. In 2009, local Gainesville artist Sereen Gualtieri formed a coalition to raise awareness and funds for trafficking victims with the belief that art speaks louder than words. While most of the funds are raised by selling inspirational paintings, it is the coalition’s straightforward approach that is raising a more tangible awareness. Trafficking statistics are now being brought to reality with a life-size installation that simulates the living conditions of a child caught in sex slavery.
This multi-media package was put together by Tiffani Amo. If you are interested in obtaining still photos or permission to use this video, please contact email@example.com. For information about Sereen Gualtieri’s installation and her trafficking awareness efforts, please contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 16, 2010 Video Project: An Artist’s Love
David Aronson, a UF student who will graduate in December 2010, is preparing for the Art Basel Miami Beach art show with a collection inspired by his love for his girlfriend. David’s collection will feature portraits created with a unique combination of oil and spray paint techniques. For more about David visit davidmitchellaronson.com
Nov 08, 2010 Audio Project: Hogtowne Reptile Shop
Been hanging around the reptile shop in Gainesville. Working on a project and eating live meal worms. The usual. I did this audio story for a class project. The assignment was a 1:30sec interview about someone whose job included handling difficult customers. Obviously, I chose the manager of the new reptile shop.
Nov 02, 2010 Foto Lighting Assignment: Comic Relief
For this shoot, I wanted fun. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to laugh at, so I told Frank to fake it, knowing it would definitely be awkward in real life and probably awkward in the photo. I was right. She sounded like a rabid, cartoon squirrel – some sort of whisper/seizure/shrieking – and I told her. She laughed, and I laughed while I captured the moment. Prime example of fake it ’til you make it, but more importantly, engage your subject!
Oct 11, 2010 Shutterspeed Clones
None of these photos have been photoshopped or edited in any way. Welcome to long exposures and flash lights. I would LOVE to do more with this technique. The main problem is that it’s incredibly time consuming, and requires very patient, poised models. Thanks to my impromptu models, a.k.a my roommates, Jenn and Frankie, for taking awkward posing instructions like champs.
Sept 07, 2010 Foto Lighting Assignment: Natural Beauty
Frankie poses for my foto assignment: portraits with available light and a reflector. That’s right folks. This picture was taken in a parking lot the day before my assignment was due. The golden hour, my roommates, my wind shield sun protector, and a keen eye for the right light. Voila!