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.
Final Cut Pro 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
Soundslides 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.
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!
Foto Long Exposure Assignment
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.
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!