I have lived my whole life in one area of Oregon. I have been comfortable living in that area as well. I never saw myself leaving and envisioned myself living my whole life in the Portland area. Eugene was the last place I thought I would live since I grew up hating the Ducks. I am a life long Oregon State Beavers fan, so living in the land of the Duck never sounded appealing to me.
One day around a year ago I was out with my friend Andrei. We were having a convo about life, and he threw out the idea that I should move to Eugene. At first I thought it was a pipe dream, but the more I thought about it the more it made sense to me to move. Andrei had an extra room in his house he was living at, and it was cheap rent. I had been wanting to move out of my dads house for a while and pursue school more seriously so I quit my job to move to Eugene. It was a big risk for me.
I thought that making a video about my experiences in Eugene felt right since I am moving back to Portland in August. I have enjoyed my time in Eugene and spent time with my friends that I will never forget. I felt I needed to use the opportunity to make a video that would honor this year so I had something to always look back on the great memories. I was really trying to avoid it looking like a slideshow. I wanted to give the audience of my video a feeling of what my life has been like this year. This was all footage I took from my phone so I know it is not the best quality of camera work, but that was the idea I was going for. I wanted that casual vibe to give you the idea like you were right next to me throughout these experiences.
It was fun to look back through all the photos I had taken throughout the year, and that alone made this project worth it to me. I had a lot of laughs bringing myself back to good moments I spent with my friends. It showed me the importance of taking pictures and documenting events. It really helps you remember how great of a time you had.
Ever since I was a little kid I marveled at the voices on the radio that told me what was happening in a sporting event. I always thought it was a special bond with the announcer and the listener. It is the announcers job to describe an event to you without any images to see. I see that as a skill that is easier said then done.
I wanted to see with this audio assignment if I could create a feel like you were actually listening to a real game that was being broad casted I invented a baseball team called the ” Portland Pioneers” which I also use for a fantasy baseball team I manage. I thought it would be fun to use the fictional franchise I created and also use my friends names on the team. For the opposing team I used real players though.
I voiced all of the introductions myself and found the intro music and crowd noise on free music outlets. Another inspiration for me wanting to make this was my dad had a tape made of him back in the 80’s by a professional who made fictional cassettes of people playing sports. For instance he would call a full game that never happened and enter in your name so you were the one playing in the fictional game. I thought that was a cool idea and always been inspired by hearing that.
I also chose baseball because it is seen as the most challenging sport to do because of all the down time. With the constant pausing, you have to always come up with something related to the game to say. Coming up with fun facts during the game is what makes a guy like Vin Scully so great at what he does.
By Drew Eggers
For this assignment I thought the most fitting choice for a blog to showcase would be the first blog I ever remember reading, blazersedge.com. Back when it was created it was just an independent blog started by a couple of Portland Trail Blazer fans. It lead to a long running blog that is linked up with the prominent sports blogging site sbnation.com. Ben Golliver who was one of the original writers for the blog ended up getting hired by sports illustrated which is every sports writers dream.
My dad is a sports writer, and I remember when this blog first came out he discounted the credibility of blogs. As time has gone on he has been forced to accept blogs based off of the success of them. Especially with blazersedge.com. It is the official blog linked with the team now. I think that they have made a lot of progress since the blog has started.
I do think at times in the past the writing has been a little rushed, but for what it is I think they have done a good job at getting material out quickly for the fans to respond to. A huge part of blogs is the ability for the reader to make comments and observations quickly about the reading . With sports timing is very important, and the quicker you can get your audience the info the better. The tricky part is still giving them legitimate info and not trying to rush things.
Blazersedge I feel is a great example of something that did not happen over the night. They did not have any credibility when they started and they created it with just by giving people a platform to talk about the Blazers on. I am a huge sports fan myself and hope someday to start my own podcast, so they way they are pioneers for blogging in Portland sports has inspired me.
By Drew Eggers
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#1. Teresa’s Office
We started the hunt out visiting Teresa’s office. Reminds me of my door back home with a bunch of fun stuff on it.
#2. Blue Cyc Wall
The mighty blue wall. You got to love the ability to insert yourself anywhere.
#3 Equipment Checkout
Equipment check 1, 2! Equipment check 1, 2!
#4. Main Art Gallery
The art gallery had some very interesting pieces. Very good work that was done.
#5. Art O Mat
What looks like a cigarette dispenser, is actually an art dispenser. Clever idea to sell art.
#6. Reference Counter in the Library
It was a little weird taking a picture in the library, but I got it done.
#7. Silver Sculpture
I pass by this statue every day but I still had no idea where it was. Reminds me of a big tooth.
#8. Mary Jo Kreindel’s Office
Mary Jo Kreindel’s Office
#9. The Bus Stop
Just another day at the bus stop for these folks.
#10. Christina Salter’s Office
This office was the toughest place to find on the whole hunt. After a long time of walking around , I finally found it.
#11. The Commons
I walked past this area twice and had no idea it was the commons, but I know now.
#12. The Flags
My first day at Lane I was in this building, so I always think of the flags when thinking back to my first moments at LCC.
#13. Construction Shot
This was my favorite picture I took out of all of them. It said to get creative on the sheet, so I though taking a pictures of workers looking at me would be good.
All photos taken by Drew Eggers
Hello, I am Drew Eggers and I am from Portland, Oregon. This is my first year at LCC, but I also went to Portland Community College for a while. I used to work at the Nike World headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon as a full time night custodian. But left that job to go back to school and pursue sports media, radio in specific. My ultimate goal is to be a host or a producer for a sports radio show at some point in my life. I am a huge sports fan and I spend a lot of my free time watching sports. I grew up around sports and it has become a great passion of mine to go to games in person and also watch on TV. Even though I live in Eugene, I am a huge Oregon State Beavers fan and have been since I was born. I moved to Eugene to live with a couple good friends of mine who were already living here, and it was a chance to start a new opportunity in my life. I lived in Portland my whole life prior to living in Eugene. I took this intro to media class because I felt it would help give me good skills that I may not know for going into media in general. Some of the best advice I have ever got was to just try to learn a whole bunch of different things and know a variety of skills. So that is my goal at this point is to learn some new skills.
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