Monday, April 25, 2011

Shorthorn Shots 4/25

Things seem to get busier and busier as the semester starts to wind down in the final two weeks. I'll make this short and sweet since my mind is fried after writing an eight page critical analysis of Full Metal Jacket. First, I did a short chess video of the two-time UTA chess champion playing 11 players at once to help attract players to the UTA Chess Club. Next up is a group of students, faculty and alumni that went to the WFAA studio in Dallas to promote the Big Event on the Daybreak Morning show. Then we have a little sports action leading into the Koi Koi House orphanage project as part of the Big Event philanthropy event at UTA. Volunteers painted shirts for the Ugandan children at the orphanage and learned more about its mission. Overall, it was an interesting series of assignments that challenged me adapt to various story angles. Enjoy.
Maverick Chess Club Tournament
A group of around 40 UTA students cheer for the camera during WFAA’s Daybreak morning program outside of the Channel 8 studio in Victory Plaza. According to associate vice president of communications Amy Schultz, this was the first time UTA has appeared as a featured organization on the morning show. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
WFAA News 8 anchors Cynthia Izaguirra, left, and Chris Flanagan interview Tiffany Kaminski, marketing senior and UTA Volunteers Big Event director, on Friday during WFAA’s Daybreak morning show at Victory Plaza. Kaminski was promoting the Big Event day of service that took place in a variety of locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Saturday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Senior baserunner Jesse Payne slides into second base during the Mavericks’ 13-3 win over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Wednesday at Clay Gould Ballpark. Payne went 4-for-5 at bat bringing in two RBI’s in the victory. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Biology senior Jennifer Nassanga paints a shirt for the Koi Koi House orphanage in Uganda as part of the Freshman Leaders on Campus’ Big Event project Saturday outside of the University Center. Volunteers that attended FLOC’s community service project painted shirts for the children, wrote letters of encouragement and had the opportunity to buy beaded jewelry with the proceeds going to the Koi Koi House. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
The beginning of a peace sign design is reflected in accounting senior Channa Ranatunga’s glasses as he paints a shirt Saturday on the University Center Mall. Ranatunga said the event was a great way to reach out to people and painted the peace sign because he believes in world peace. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Volunteers created 150 shirts for the Koi Koi House featuring encouraging words and creative designs. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
This tie-die shirt is one of 150 unique shirts that will be given to the children at the Koi Koi House in Uganda. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
One of FLOC’s projects at the event was to write letters or create greetings cards for the children who live at the Koi Koi House. Victoria Farrar-Myers, FLOC faculty advisor, will be traveling to Uganda this summer and will hand deliver them to the children. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Belton High School Soccer

The Temple Daily Telegram called me up again to shoot a couple of Belton soccer matches against Garland Rowlett in the area-round playoffs on Friday. It was a beautiful day and I never pass up a chance to improve at shooting sports that I am not entirely familiar with. The girls won 1-0 and boys lost 2-0 in a very physical match. Freelancing is always a good way to end the week. Enjoy.
A beautiful Friday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Belton sophomore Kathryn Parker and Garland Rowlett's Gabby Deleon duel for the ball during the Lady Tigers' 1-0 area-round playoff win Friday in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton junior Hadley Young (right), who scored the game’s lone goal for her 40th of the season, goes up against Garland Rowlett’s Cheridan Herbert during the Lady Tigers’ 1-0 area-round playoff victory Friday in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton junior forward Hadley Young celebrates along with teammate Jessie Hagen (20) after scoring her 40th goal of the season during the Lady Tigers' 1-0 playoff win over Garland Rowlett on Friday. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton’s Angel Hernandez (6) and Garland Rowlett’s sliding Armando Gonzalez battle for possession of the ball during the Tigers’ 2-0 loss to the Eagles in a Class 5A area-round playoff game Friday night in Mesquite. The Tigers finished with a 22-2-2 record. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton sophomore goalkeeper Carlo Mosnia jumps to make a save during the Tigers' 2-0 playoff loss to Garland Rowlett on Friday night. The Eagles' goals against Mosnia came off of long free kicks that Jeff Lanier headed in. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton senior Quentin Drake (7) battles a Garland Rowlett player for the ball during the Tigers' 2-0 area-round playoff loss to the Eagles on Friday night in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton players react in different ways after their 2-0 defeat on Friday to Garland Rowlett at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.

Shorthorn Shots 4/3

Sports dominates this post as I brushed up on my tennis skills and produced a recap video after the Mavericks took on the #5 ranked Aggies in baseball. I have never shot video for baseball before but I learned a lot from the experience and thought of a few editing ideas if I have to again in the future. Enjoy.
UTA vs #5 Texas A&M
Junior first baseman Jordan Vaughn eyes the ball as Roadrunners baserunner Tyler Carpenter slides back into first base on March 30, 2011, during the Mavericks' 2-1 win over UTSA. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Junior David Subirats dives in an attempt to return a serve during a doubles match against New Mexico State on Sunday at the UTA Tennis Center. Subirats and his partner, junior Mindaugas Celedinas, won their match 8-4. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Senior Daiana Negreanu serves during her doubles match with teammate Linda Aqvist, not pictured, against UT San Antonio on Sunday at the UTA Tennis Center. Negreanu and Aqvist won their match 8-3. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)