I was able to do the wedding video for Joe and Bethany Rose’s wedding, which took place at Fairfax Baptist Temple on May 27, 2017.
For my journalism class this semester, we had to write what our teacher called a “packet project.” A packet is a collection of different news stories on one broad topic. I chose my topic to focus on the impact of online videos, which was both fun and challenging. We had to write a feature story, profile, and an editorial, which took us about half a semester.
This is the first of the packet stories. For my feature I had the opportunity to interview Rob Bluey of the Heritage Foundation‘s Daily Signal. Probably the best thing that’s come out of this project isn’t the paper or grade itself, but that I scored an internship with Mr. Bluey for this summer after the interview. At the beginning of the semester, I applied for Heritage’s Young Leaders Program (a highly competitive internship position that selected forty college students out of 470 applicants). After contacting Mr. Bluey for an interview request, I received word that he would be happy to help me with the project, but also wondered if I’d let him interview me. By the end of the interview, he sent me an official request to join the team.
For my profile story, click here.
For my editorial story, click here.
Rob Bluey is the editor in chief of the Daily Signal as well as vice president of publishing at the Heritage Foundation.
PENSACOLA. Fla. —An ordinary day for Rob Bluey often consists of a single idea. A single idea that is then bounced around with members of his multimedia team, who then draws up an outline including budget, headlines, and interview questions. After filming and careful editing, Bluey and his team release a new video to the Daily Signal’s website.
Organizations are now turning to online videos to promote themselves and reach the public.
Just finished the new church promotional video. Hoping to tweak it a little more this coming summer.
Each summer, the teen group at Fairfax Baptist Temple battle each other with their Teen Crusade, a three night event where the teenagers are split into two teams and try to beat each other in games and competitions to earn points. This year’s theme was based on the Marvel movie, Civil War, with the two teams being Iron Man and Captain America.
I made this minute highlight for the church’s website to promote the event and the teen group.
Fairfax Baptist Temple’s annual Teen Crusade is one of the biggest hypes of the summer for the young people. Each year the teens are separated two two teams, represented by two colors, and compete against each other for three nights in the summer by playing games, doing competitions, and cheering the loudest.
This summer’s theme was Civil War, the team colors being blue and red to represent Captain America vs. Iron Man. The youth minister, Gary Boyd, preached about the spiritual war waging in every Christian’s life and orchestrated each game and competition for the week. This year, Captain America emerged victorious in the quest to become champion in the civil war.
This is a promotional video for Fairfax Baptist Temple meant to showcase the church’s different ministries such as children, teen, music, Bible studies, and academy.
I was able to make the first academy promotional video for my high school, Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy. The video is meant to showcase the school’s academics, extra curricular activities like sports and fine arts competitions, and the spiritual emphasis. I also designed the graphics used in the video. A shortened one-minute version of the same video was featured on the WAVA radio website as a promotional to the school.
This is a promotional video I did for Fairfax Baptist Temple’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). It was meant to show potential churchgoers what kind of children’s program the church has and to show a glimpse into what the VBS week was like.