Local Bike Shop About Page

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In a multimedia journalism class, I shot and edited a video telling the story of Back Alley Bikes founder, Jason Merrill. In this project, I built a web application around it. The page is designed as if it were the about page of the shop’s website. The video is the main element although copy and images support the story by digging deeper into Merrill’s background and why he started the shop. View the project

Local Bike Shop Video

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One of my favorite things about studying journalism is that I get to tell any story I want for school projects. Shortly after bringing my bike to Chapel Hill I got connected with the riding community built by Back Alley Bikes in Carrboro, NC. Once I learned about a video story project in my intro multimedia journalism class, I instantly thought of the local bike shop. Its community-centered approach is a story worth telling.

MTB: Kitsuma, Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

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Whenever I go home to Montreat, NC, I make it a priority to get on the bike. Thanksgiving was no different. I enjoyed time with family, my momma’s cooking and the mountains. This short video is from what I consider my “home trail”: Kitsuma. It starts in Black Mountain and runs down into Old Fort. On a good day, I’ll tackle the ride from home, riding from out of my back door in Montreat and going through Ridgecrest. This particular […]

Data Story: Craft Beer and Skiing

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In this project for an Interactive Multimedia course, I chose a story that involved data and told it using interactive Javascript plugins to immerse the reader and convey the message. With winter approaching at the time of this assignment, I found myself thinking about skiing, another passion of mine. I was also thinking of beer at the time of this assignment, but that has nothing to do with the time of year. However, it sparked the idea to search for […]

Patient Education Videos

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In my internship with Swarm Interactive, I had the opportunity to practice many different skills. One of those was video production. Swarm runs ViewMedica, a digital resource that provides interactive medical videos to doctors and patients. During my internship, I was able to contribute to the video library. My job was to turn a script into an engaging video that clearly communicates the desired message with proper content and tone. My work-flow began with story-boarding, then moved on to processing […]

The Muralist

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This photostory is about Scott Nurkin, a UNC – Chapel Hill alumnus and local artist. He now owns The Mural Shop and paints mural across the southeast. For a photojournalism class, I followed Scott as he completed a mural at the Ninth Street Bakery in Durham, NC.