How to make them newsworthy

Recently, this class had a video story project, which entailed students to each make a 2 minute video about anything of their choosing. However, the point of the project was to make the video on something newsworthy that told a story. This post is a review of the video stories of my classmates.

Dylan Peritz: I liked Dylan’s video because of the room he left himself for more story. He interviewed people at Stone, which was awesome because you got a good look at their perspective of the business. However I think there was one moment where some the lettering was off on a title, which can be solved just by a quick editing fix, but that was one of the only bad moments. I think he set himself up well for future stories of businesses downtown.

Greg Fingar: Greg’s video was about the Meth problem in Cortland, specifically a recent arrest associated with it. I think it was very newsworthy, there was lots of compelling information, and a great interview with a woman in the same house as the arrest. Overall very newsworthy and very interesting.

Tyler Arnold-Brown: One of the most professional videos I saw, Tyler’s topic on student loans hit really close to home. It’s something myself and a lot of my fellow piers experience, and it’s nothing to brush aside. Tyler’s video brought to light some of the struggles students face, and even got an interview with a local student. Very newsworthy and very important for others to see.

Taylor Beaury: Taylor’s video was very thought provoking and important. The issue of bathroom laws is not one that affects most of us, and is something we as a society easily brush over sometimes. I think Taylor’s video was very good, professional looking, and very much a topic that should be brought forward, very well done.

Elena Grande: Elena’s video on Yards for Yeardley was very well produced. Her shot sequence was very good and flowed together well. Her topic as well is very newsworthy and a good topic to let people know about. I also enjoyed her use of videos and photos in her story.

Angela Palumbo: I liked Angela’s video on dorm life because it had a very good politics of location aspect. Lots of students live in the dorms, and to get the perspective of the students about them was interesting. Maybe a little more light during some of the interviews, but other than that everything was well put together.

Vanessa Lachiana: Vanessa’s interview with the RA was cool and interesting to see. Seeing why an RA loves what they do and how it affected them was really compelling. I think she could have used more B-roll and not just interview the whole time. However, her interview was one of the best I saw in the class.

Vinny Romeo: This video was the most creative in my mind. Vinny showed what it was like to live off campus, going through pros and cons, as well as his daily routine. I thought his use of the jump cut and color changes was neat, and like I said very creative. I don’t think it was too newsworthy, but it was definitely informative.

Rose Torzynski: Rose’s video on Greek life was also very well put together. Her use of still images and video was very engaging. She used lots of interviews and got lots of perspectives on it. This video definitely tolda story she cares about, and it showed in her work.

Josh Wilson: This story had the best story line out of all the videos I saw. His narration was very professional and kept me engaged the entire time. He brought up a lot of good points, especially about the parking. Very newsworthy in my mind and a good story.

Stephanie Gentile: Stephanie’s story on student conduct looked like it took a long time to make. There was a lot of b-roll footage and a great interview over the whole story. It looked like she took a lot of time to film this story, you can see the work she put in. Overall a compelling topic that is definitely a conversation starter.

All of my classmates put a lot of work into these vidoes. All of them are interesting and have implications associated with them. I hope enjoy them!




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