Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 10/3

It has been a long, busy two weeks so this is a combo post as I was not able to upload last weekend due to the awesome Texas Multimedia Workshop I was at. The workshop was at the State Fair of Texas and tasked us with creating a natural sound video or audio slideshow telling a story at the fair. Got some great advice from the pros and put together a pretty good video of the fair coming to life during a rainy opening Saturday. It's also a plus that I could use the photos and video for The Shorthorn. As for the 'Horn, I'm always down for an "epic clouds" sports portrait. I also had a chance to influence design a bit more as I created the package for the Ken Burns story. Speaker shots are always the same andI'm glad I had a chance to do something different that will hopefully continue through the semester. I also put together a short test video from UTA's annual Oozeball mud volleyball tournament from my new little GoPro HD camera that I had duct taped to me as I played. I repeat, it'sonly a test. Enjoy.

State Fair of Texas Comes to Life
Constant rain kept fairgoers away early Saturday but attendance soon picked up as the weather cleared later in the afternoon. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Many interesting sites can be found by exploring the livestock barns at the State Fair including the longhorn, Tex’s Pride. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Mike Valladao, also known as Farmer Mike, carves pumpkins in the Greenhouse on the Midway on Saturday at Fair Park in Dallas. The Greenhouse is one of the State Fair’s newest attractions that features a 25-foot waterfall, wildlife and model trains running through landscaped islands. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
The U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps marches through the fairgrounds in front of Big Tex at The State Fair of Texas. The Corps performs daily at 4 p.m., except Wednesdays, at Marine Corps Square. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Kinesiology sophomore Kyle Speer is revitalizing the UTA lacrosse program with a fresh team of new players who are determined and passionate about the game. Speer said his dream is to be a lacrosse coach and is excited to pick up a stick again after not playing for 2 years. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns addresses an audience of students Friday afternoon during a question and answer session in the Fine Arts Building. [Inserts] Burns speaks Friday night with moderator Krys Boyd during the first Maverick Speaker Series event at Texas Hall about the value of history and his upcoming film, The Tenth Inning, which will air on PBS Sept. 28-29 at 8 p.m. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Journalism senior Theresa Casey is a “jack of all trades” as she takes on being a full-time student, mother of two and owner of Just Your Style Photography. Casey started her business after people expressed interest in her photos that she took of her kids after they were born. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Criminal justice sophomore Olaguer Esterada rides a stationary bike Monday during the World Heart Day Cyclethon at the Maverick Activities Center. Estrada was riding for Lambda Theta Phi on a six-person team that switched riders every two hours until midnight. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Awards were given to the team that raised the most money for the American Heart Association during the 12-hour bike ride. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

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