For my second assignment, I knew I wanted to take photos of a story that meant something to me.
If we have to take photos for class, why not take photos of something I’d like to remember?
The first thing I thought of was the one thing I love most: live music. I knew of a few singer-songwriters touring around the Midwest who were stopping through Champaign-Urbana over the weekend. I had my project.
It was my first time doing a multimedia journalism project. The weather was below freezing, making it tough to hold the camera still. I questioned whether the my shots were too shaky, but I continued to remind myself that I was still learning. Continue reading →
Five years ago, two students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus had a vision for an organization where students can enhance their skills in their writing and performance abilities. Together they came up with the organization “W.O.R.D.” — writers organizing realistic dialect. Since then, W.O.R.D has remained to be one of the only spoken word organizations and clubs on the U of I campus.
With the weather turning colder, and the need to be warm growing, I wanted to make cookies this past weekend as a fall treat. These are cookies that my grandmother and I used to make, so I have made this recipe before. I have also given how-to demonstrations with cooking before, but this was a new experience with videotaping myself and having to maneuver around a video camera to get the shots and things I needed. The video turned out good, but there are several things I have learned from this experience.
Martinez Johnson is a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Political Science. It is his second year on the Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team here at Illinois. As a child he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy disease. The disease affected his muscle strength and growth affecting his ability to walk. However, this is not to say that he can’t walk because although he utilizes his wheelchair for support at times when traveling to class for example, he can still be able to take a break from the wheelchair and walk without its support.
Martinez Johnson, junior at U of I in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team