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T-Time!

 

For my project I did a podcast pilot. What I was trying to accomplish was a video pilot of the podcast I am releasing in a few weeks. I have to say this was exhausting! Nothing wanted to go my way and after this I think I will stick to audio. I did have a lot of fun filming this pilot and learned a lot. This project really pushed me to learn editing both for sound and quality video considering half my video was too dark. On the directing side of things, I did really well with one actress and not so well with one actor. My fiancé knows absolutely nothing about sports yet I was able to make her sound believable. Where my good friend Emy went over his time limit a few too many times. I have to say the most difficult thing I had to do in this project is cut down my time. I cut down to 3 and a half and then had to cut out 30 more seconds. Thanks to the help of Karl and Annette I was able to do so and I feel it worked and flowed a lot better because of it. This was not my original plan but in all I am vey happy with what I got done and can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Two Oregon Grown Ducks

I interviewed Jerry Allen also know as “The Voice of the Oregon Ducks”. He has been the University of Oregon sports play by play broadcaster for 28 years. He started in broadcasting his junior year of high school as an intern and fell in love with it. His first broadcasting job was in 1965, then his first full time job was in 1966. Jerry started from the bottom and worked his way up. His first 12 years of broadcasting was being a disc jockey in Medford. They his station decided to sports play by play and they asked if anyone could do it and he volunteered for it. He was mentored by Cliff Wayne and Martin Dorfler. Cliff was the local play by play sports guy that he helped out with the broadcast. They were the two guys that gave him a shot.

 

In all his years he still kept in touch with some players, followed them as they advanced their careers. He has always been a duck fan his whole life. He always keeps his broadcasts professional but always wanted an Orego12741914_10205486823472374_7904719640905734870_nn win. Jerry doesn’t really root for any other teams but rather he roots for the athletes. He always appreciated the work all the athletes and coaches put into there craft. I asked Jerry what his most memorable play by play call was, as well as his personal favorite. In his opinion nothing tops the Kenny Wheaton Pick its by far the most memorable call he’s ever done. That particular call is known nationally not just in Oregon. His personal favorite call was also his most emotional. When he got to count down the final seconds in the 2010 civil war and announcing that the Ducks had made there first national tittle game. Jerry has had a lot of fun doing this job over the years and never wanted to leave to go pro. I asked if he ever thought about going pro, and his good friend Bill Schonely, a long time blazer play by play voice, told him, “If you enjoy what your doing don’t ever leave”, and Jerry believes that still do this day.

 

The riggers of this job as a broadcaster can be tough. You spend a lot of time on the road away from your family. You have to be a people person12715288_10205486824832408_5077753112075752678_n and really be dedicated to what you do. The job takes a lot of your time and can drain you. In order to be a play by play guy you have to know your stuff and be will to do the time.

 

I grew up idolizing Jerry Allen my whole life. I always preferred to listen to him on the radio over watching on TV. This interview has allowed me to sit down and talk to one of the best play by play guys out there. I learned a lot from him in just that short period of time. I asked for advice on getting into this field and his response was, “Want it, really want it and be patient.” As well as be dedicated to always getting better. This interview has given me a new energy and I plan on taking this to the next level.

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P5 Image Editing

 

For my project 5 I did a top 5 touchdown celebrations. What I was originally trying to accomplish was just a very basic video that counted down some famous touchdown celebrations. Once I got everything filmed and started editing I realized I don’t have a lot of variety in how I filmed. So I decided to make the video as cute and funny as humanly possible. I used my son as the actor and I found that was a huge pain. He did not want to do it at first because he is very shy. Once I got him in front of the camera he was fine, but then there was the issue of teaching him these iconic dances. He had a lot of trouble picking them up. This was both bad and good. It was bad because it was very frustrating. The good in it though was that is “version” of the dances I think made the video better in the long run. The editing of the film was definably the easiest part for me. The sound and titles took a little more work. They weren’t necessarily hard it was just difficult getting the sounds and text to match the dances. Overall I had a lot of fun making this video as dorky as I could and was a good learning experience.

P4-Audio

For my audio project I made a mock TNT NBA game promo. My goal was to be as realistic sounding as possible. I wrote out the script trying to copy the hooks I have heard hundreds of times. To try and sound more like a real ad I took real game clips and mimicked them for highlights in my promo. I found that this was a lot more difficult then anticipated. No matter what I did it seemed like I was reading directly off a piece of paper. There are 21 different cuts on this audio file so they feel of reading it in one go was extremely frustrating. I did have a lot of fun doing this project, the sports audio field is where I want to be, so I worked extra hard on this project. I’m still not the happiest with my final project but I am satisfied with the end result.

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FishDuck.com is a locally ran website about everything Oregon Ducks. Charles Fischer founded this site after spending 17 years on the sports forums and messages boards making his voice heard. He opened this site to share his thoughts and bring in other free lance writers to share Duck news for that in between fan. They have had over 100 writers work on this site, all on a volunteer basis.

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“Charles Fischer’s FishDuck.com”

This site is very well produced. They bring in tons of incite whether be an interview with someone at the University or just a fan wanting to put something out there. They have a wide range of writers, fans, to former coaches, to U of O students.

 

Overall FishDuck.com is a great site for duck fans. They keep you updated on what’s going on with your ducks and articles with there own opinions from there vast variety of writers. They do a great job on keeping a nice median between that casual and hardcore fan. Mr. Fischer’s goal was to make a fun site for duck fans and he has defiantly succeeded.

 

Resources for Media Arts Students at Lane

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One stop shop for all your media art rental needs!
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so blue….
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Who wants to get engaged…I do…
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Art gallery
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Art vending machine
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I must refer you to the library for knowledge
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Do I look healthy?
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You got to be coordinated
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When you need to create media
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I advise you to see Judy
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This lab goes to the beat of its own drum
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I pledge allegiance to the flag….
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About Me

Hello! My name Is Trenten, and I am 26 years. My course of study is multi media design, I am a full time student, I work a full time graveyard job, as full as a full time dad of a 7-year-old boy named

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Kolten. Not to mention I coach 3 sports a year. To say I keep busy might be an understatement. With all that I do I have been giving a nickname from my son and all his teammates. They know me as Superman.

 

I am currently engaged to the love of my life and am in the process of planning a wedding, which believe it or not is the most difficult thing I am doing in my life right now. Coaching is a huge part of my life, its what I enjoy most outside of my family. I coach football, basketball, and baseball. My son plays all 3 sports and I have been coaching the same group of kids for the past 4 years. Its been one of my greatest joys watching these kids grow before my eyes as if they are my own. I hope to someday after I graduate to be in the media sports field. Weather it be sports radio, ESPN or covering a team in some way like the Portland Trailblazers.

I am hoping that I can successfully combine my sport knowledge with my multi media degree and have a lasting career I enjoy.

p.s. Don’t tell anyone who I am 😉

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By: Trenten Chalmers

About Me

Hello! My name Is Trenten, and I am 26 years. My course of study is multi media design, I am a full time student, I work a full time graveyard job, as full as a full time dad of a 7-year-old boy named

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Meadowview Warriors

Kolten. Not to mention I coach 3 sports a year. To say I keep busy might be an understatement. With all that I do I have been giving a nickname from my son and all his teammates. They know me as Superman.

 

I am currently engaged to the love of my life and am in the process of planning a wedding, which believe it or not is the most difficult thing I am doing in my life right now. Coaching is a huge part of my life, its what I enjoy most outside of my family. I coach football, basketball, and baseball. My son plays all 3 sports and I have been coaching the same group of kids for the past 4 years. Its been one of my greatest joys watching these kids grow before my eyes as if they are my own. I hope to someday after I graduate to be in the media sports field. Weather it be sports radio, ESPN or covering a team in some way like the Portland Trailblazers.

I am hoping that I can successfully combine my sport knowledge with my multi media degree and have a lasting career I enjoy.

p.s. Don’t tell anyone who I am 😉

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By: Trenten Chalmers