Multimedia Production

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Audio Interviews – Music, Teachers, Athletes, Barristas, Sports, and More

by Marsha Little Matthews

The students in MCOM 2313.001 Introduction to Multimedia Production recently completed their first production project. They conducted an audio interview that required the use of natural sound and tells a story using the interviewee’s words for the majority of the story. Each student was to provide the introduction and closing to the story.

Here are their stories.

  • Kayla Bright interviews Sophia Bright – a teacher  Length: 1:29
    • I chose to interview my mother, Sophia Bright, for this assignment. Mom just began her 20th year teaching fourth grade at Troup Elementary School, and in our interview, I asked her to discuss some of her favorite things about teaching, as well as some of the challenges with which she struggles. We spoke about the special bond she feels with each group of students, as well as the stress and pressure of the standardized testing mania.
  • Kyle Broussard interviews Jabe Martin – National Physique Committee Body Builder   Length: 1:30
  • LouAnna Campbell interviews Jayne Lankford, 63-year-old triathlon athlete  Length: 1:50
    • Jayne Lankford is a 63-year-old triathlete and grandmother competing in the Rose City Triathlon 2015. She has been competing for 10 years.
  • Tyler Campbell interviews Josh Wyskarver-Smith   Length: 1:57
    • Josh works as a server’s assistant at a bed and breakfast restaurant.
  • Amanda Cirigliano interviews Ellie Bennett  Length: 1:30
    • Ellie Bennett is a barrista at a local coffee shop.
  • Audrey Dukes interviews Clay Duke, Attorney and Golfer   Length 1:10
  • Michaela Ellis interviews Wesley DeArmond  Length: 1:31
    • Wesley is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and a biology major at The University of Texas at Tyler.
  • Emily Gage interviews Tyler Weisnberger   Length: 1:32
    • Tyler is a local artist in Longview, Texas. In the summer of 2014, Tyler opened Red Rooster Tattoo located in downtown Longview. As a young business owner, Tyler has some advice for anyone looking to pursue a career in the rapidly growing industry. We will explore the process and importance of an apprenticeship, as well as, the fluctuation of the tattoo seasons.
  • Raffaella Gullo interviews John Patrick Acosta Pinon   Length: 1:07
    • John tells the story of what it’s like to raise a German Shepherd puppy.
  • David Jimenez interviews Juan Monsivais   Length: 2:25
    • For my interview, I had the chance to sit down and talk to Juan Monsivais, a 22-
      year-old Biology student from UT Tyler, who is also a fourth-degree black belt in Tae
      Kwon Do and an instructor at a local martial arts school. Monsivais has been doing this
      for the past 18 years and in the story we go into the reasons why he’s stuck with it for so
      long, how his journey has been, and how it is all now playing a part of him being an
  • Nick Rackley interviews Caroline Williams   Length: 1:42
    • Caroline Williams is a sophomore kinesiology major at The University of Texas at Tyler. She is also a defender on the UT Tyler women’s soccer team. She talks about her love of soccer.
  • Allison Reid interviews Ken Reid    Length: 1:24
    • I interviewed my dad, Ken Reid, because he is a music minister and I wanted to get audio of the music he does. He is the minister of music and adult ministries at Chandler First United Methodist Church and has been in the music ministry for over 35 years. In this interview, I wanted to show that there is a lot more involved in being a music minister than what people would think. My dad keeps busy with 6 choirs that have weekly practices, doing Sunday morning services and special services, preparing music for his choirs and services, and attending many church meetings.
  • Daisy Valle interviews Allen Phillips  Length: 1:28
    • I choose to interview Allen Phillips, a local instrument repair technician. In this short interview, He walks us through a routine service completed on a trumpet. He discusses step by step what it takes to get this trumpet only prepared for the real repair.

September 28, 2015 Posted by | Blog Post | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 5 – Let’s Get Organized and Relax with Homemade Sugar Scrubs

by Marsha Little Matthews

It’s hard to believe, but this is our last production day for the semester. Chelsey Pryor demonstrates how to make inexpensive items to help students get organized in Organization Made Easy. And Cheyanne Clay wraps it all up by showing how to make sugar scrubs for your face and your feet in Beauty Products at Home.

Show: Organization Made Easy
Producer/Host: Chelsey Pryor
Director: Amy Yates
Set Designer: Troy Thomason

Show: Beauty Product at Home
Producer/Host: Cheyanne Clay
Director: Mary Margaret Adkisson
Set Designer: Ruben Espiricueta

May 1, 2015 Posted by | 10-Minute How-To-Shows, Blog Post | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 4 – Muffins, Sushi, and Origami

by Marsha Little Matthews

The shows for Day 4 feature food and crafts. Cheyenne Morvan mixes up some tasty cakes in Miss Morvan’s Muffins. Erika Anderson demonstrates an easy way to prepare sushi in Cooking for Company. And Zach Lester shows you how to make origami in Procrastination Crafts.

Show: Miss Morvan’s Muffins
Producer/Host: Cheyenne Morvan
Director: Chelsey Pryor
Set Designer: Mary Margaret Adkisson

Show: Cooking for Company
Producer/Host: Erika Anderson
Director: Cheyanne Clay
Set Designer: Hannah Fletcher

Show: Procrastination Crafts
Producer/Host: Zach Lester
Director: Sarah Wood
Set Designer: Kacie Windham

May 1, 2015 Posted by | 10-Minute How-To-Shows, Blog Post | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sauces, Enchiladas, and Rice Toss Bag Toys … Day 3 of the How-to-Shows

by Marsha Little Matthews

Day 3 of the final studio shows for MCOM 2313 Introduction to Multimedia Production features two cooking shows and one craft show.

Ruben Espiricueta shows you how to make enchiladas in Casa Espiricueta.  Maya Foster adds to the tasty eats as she demonstrates how to create four sauces in her show Cooking on a Budget. Lexie Hanson wraps up with DIY Crafts. You’ll learn an easy way to make rice-filled toss toys.

Show: Casa Espiricueta
Producer/Host: Ruben Espiricueta
Director: Cheyenne Morvan
Set Designer: Cheyanne Clay

Show: Cooking on a Budget
Producer/Host: Maya Foster
Director: Erika Anderson

Set Designer: Sarah Wood

Show:  DIY Crafts
Producer/Host: Lexie Hanson

Director: Zach Lester
Set Designer: Amy Yates


April 28, 2015 Posted by | 10-Minute How-To-Shows, Blog Post | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lots of Good Eats…Pancake Art, Candy Apple Salad, and Smoothies

by Marsha Little Matthews

Day two of the spring’s 10-minute shows produced lots of good eats. Hannah Fletcher demonstrates how to make breakfast fun by making pancake art in Cooking Creatively. Kacie Windham creates a lovely (and tasty) candy apple salad in Nutrition Kitchen. And Troy Thomason shows you healthy ingredients to make a green smoothie in Smoothie Central.

Show: Cooking Creatively
Producer/Host: Hannah Fletcher
Director: Ruben Espiricueta
Set Designer: Erika Anderson

Show: Nutrition Kitchen
Producer/Host: Kacie Windham
Director: Maya Foster
Set Designer: Zach Lester

Show: Smoothie Central
Producer/Host: Troy Thomason
Director: Lexie Hanson
Set Designer: Chelsey Pryor

April 16, 2015 Posted by | 10-Minute How-To-Shows, Blog Post | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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