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The Cellist

As my four years at Eastern come to an end tried my hand at producing a more intricate multimedia piece than I’m used to.  I decided to take an independent study during this last semester, and the result was a multimedia piece on a Shannon McElmeel, a cellist at Eastern. The video was put together with three different parts. The audio from the interview, photos from practice, and the video of her playing.

Aside from scheduling problems, since we both had very busy semesters, putting the video together wasn’t as difficult as I thought. Part of that is because I switched from Final Cut Express to Adobe Premiere Pro.


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Eastern defeats UT Martin

Monday’s women’s basketball game against UT Martin was one of the more exciting games this semester in terms of photography. I can usually come away from a game with a few good reaction photos, but yesterday seemed like a gold mine. It’s always exciting covering a game that keeps you on your toes, and I think I came out of the game with some decent photos. After looking at the photos, it also looked like some lights were replaced in Lantz Arena because the lighting was better than usual. For the full story check out Alex McNamee’s story in the Daily Eastern News here.

Eastern cheerleader Kathryn McIntosh raises her hands during a free throw in the first half of play.

Eastern cheerleader Kathryn McIntosh raises her hands during a free throw in the first half of play.

Junior forward Taryn Olson tries to steal a rebound from UT Martin senior forward Shelby Crawford.

Junior forward Taryn Olson tries to steal a rebound from UT Martin senior forward Shelby Crawford.

Sabina Oroszova, a sophomore forward, tries to block Heather Butler, a junior guard from UT Martin.

Sabina Oroszova, a sophomore forward, tries to block Heather Butler, a junior guard from UT Martin.

 Jasmine Newsome, a junior guard from UT Martin, dives for the ball.

Jasmine Newsome, a junior guard from UT Martin, dives for the ball.

Junior guard Jordyne Crunk makes her way to the basket through the UT Martin defense.

Junior guard Jordyne Crunk makes her way to the basket through the UT Martin defense.

Jacob Sainer, a sophomore psychology major, plays with the pep band during a time out in the first half of play.

Jacob Sainer, a sophomore psychology major, plays with the pep band during a time out in the first half of play.

Junior guard Jordyne Crunk talks with an official after a foul call.

Junior guard Jordyne Crunk talks with an official after a foul call.

Ta'Kenya Nixon, a senior guard, leaps into the air as the Panthers begin to pull away from UT Martin late in the second half.

Ta’Kenya Nixon, a senior guard, leaps into the air as the Panthers begin to pull away from UT Martin late in the second half.

Women's basketball coach Lee Buchanan points up to the pep band after Eastern's 84-79 victory over UT Martin.

Eastern’s coach Lee Buchanan points up to the pep band after Eastern’s 84-79 victory over UT Martin.

Jordyne Crunk and Ta'Kenya Nixon celebrate as UT Martin assistant coach David Russell looks on.

Jordyne Crunk and Ta’Kenya Nixon celebrate as UT Martin assistant coach David Russell looks on. 

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Tooth and Nail

The Eastern women’s basketball team fought against Bradley University Monday night but came up one point short in the final seconds losing 66-65 in Lantz Arena.

Sophomore forward Sabina Oroszova fights for control of the ball with Bradley’s senior gaurd Katie Yohn.

Head coach Lee Buchanan communicates with the players during the second half of the game.

Senior guard Ta’Kenya Nixon fights for possession of the ball.

 Lee Buchanan cheers for the team as they try to fight for the lead against Bradley in the second half.

Ashley Miller, a freshman business major, cheers for the team during a time out.

The team reacts to the final set of free throws that put Bradley up by one point allowing them to win the game.

Bradley celebrates after winning the game 66-65.

The Panthers return to the court Nov. 19 in Lantz Arena against San Jose State. For another view of the game check out Zachary White’s blog, and for the full story head over to The Daily Eastern News.

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern crowned OVC Champion

Football coach Dino Babers led the team to an OVC championship during a season dubbed the New Era by Eastern athletics. Eastern came into their game against Southeast-Missouri State 5-1 in conference play, and claimed the OVC title outright after UT Martin lost to Tennessee Tech. Eastern defeated SEMO 39-20 Saturday at O’Brien Field.

The Panthers have one more regular season game against Central Arkansas on Nov. 17, before they move on to the playoffs.

Dino Babers gives players a thumbs up after a succesful play.

Junior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo fakes a hand off to red-shirt senior Jake Walker.

Red-shirt sophomore linebacker Adam Gristick celebrates near Eastern’s imminant victory over SEMO.

Erik Lora, a red-shirt junior wide reciever, tries to shake off SEMO’s senior free safety Tylor Brock. Lora broke the OVC record for receiving yards in a season during the game.

The Eastern football team gathers for a photo after their victory over SEMO.

Eastern players hoist the OVC trophy during their victory celebration.

 

 

 

 

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Portfolio update

After gathering all my images from the past semester I was able to add some to my portfolio. Here are a few of the updates that I haven’t already posted on the blog. You can click here to see my whole portfolio.

Omar Solomon marches with others down Roosevelt Avenue in Charleston, Ill., on their wat to the “I am, we are Trayvon Martin” rally on the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s steps while chanting “justice for Trayvon” Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Junior guard Ta’Kenya Nixon hit a career high of 30 points during Eastern’s final Ohio Valley Conference game against Eastern Kentucky Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. That win ended their two game losing streak heading into the OVC tournament on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Following a security lock down at Charleston High School Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, Stacy Stewart, of Charleston, and her daughter Lyndsy Hunt, a freshman at CHS, walk out of the main entrance. The school was locked down at 8:45 a.m. after receiving word from the 911 center concerning phone calls made from inside the building relating to a possible person with a gun. The calls were both confirmed to be called in by a CHS student and not true.

Eastern coach Jim Schmitz, left, yells through the umpire at Morehead State coach Jay Sorg after an Eastern runner was pushed off of third base after the play during the bottom of the fourth inning in the final game of the series Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Coaches Stadium. Eastern defeated Morehead State 13-8.

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Eastern ends series 2-1 against Southeast Missouri State

After a weekend of baseball at Coaches Stadium in Charleston, Ill., the Panthers were able to close out their series against Southeast Missouri State 2-1 Sunday, April 1, 2012. Eastern was able to come back from a 5-12 loss on Saturday and defeat the Redhawks 10-0 on Sunday.

Junior infielder Nathan Sopena tries for a double play after Southeast Missouri State senior shortstop Kenton Parmley is thrown out at second during Eastern’s 10-0 victory Sunday at Coaches Stadium.

Senior pitcher Adam Clark prepares to release the ball during the final inning of the game.

Southeast Missouri State senior infielder Taylor Heon throws freshman infielder Dane Sauer out at second.

Senior first baseman Kody Campbell doesn’t make the catch in time as junior outfielder Nick Priessman dives back to first in time to be safe.

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Panthers end SLU winning streak

Saint Louis University’s 13 game winning streak was ended by Eastern during the Panthers’ home opener at Coaches Stadium in Charleston, Ill.,Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Eastern defeated SLU 13-6.

Red-shirt senior infielder T.J. McManus (left) slides into second as Saint Louis University freshman infielder Alec Sole (center) throws the ball from the ground to SLU junior infielder Mike Levine. McManus was called out after the close slide into second base.

Freshman pitcher Andrew Grahn prepares to pitch the ball to Saint Louis University’s red-shirt junior outfielder Steve Fernandez.

Saint Louis University’s senior pitcher Jim Foster throws to freshman infielder Mike Vigliarolo (left) as T.J. McManus, a red-shirt senior infielder, dives back to first base.

Ryan Dineen (left), a junior infielder/pitcher, is congratulated by red-shirt senior pitcher Mike Hoekstra (right) after making a run.

Look forward to many more images from baseball and softball in the future. The seasons have just started and I’m looking forward to finding new ways to cover the games.

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EIU ROTC Takes Off

Eastern ROTC conducted an Aviation Lab on Eastern’s campus Thursday, March 22, 2012. The cadets had a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter, and the lab consisted of three 10 minute flights around Charleston, Ill., in a CH-47 Chinook.

Cadets from the first group to go into the air exit the CH-47 Chinook after landing in the Tundra outside of the Tarble Arts Center.

Sgt. 1st Class Russell Bennett waits for cadets to enter the aircraft before taking off. Cadets were instructed on the proper way to exit the aircraft because of the heat from the engines and rotor blades.

Helmets lie on the ground before the Cadets pick them up to enter the aircraft.

The photographers I work with at The Daily Eastern News and the Warbler have been working on turning these assignments into something more than a photo or two in the paper. Keep on the lookout for more creative photo galleries, in-depth photo essays, and videos. For more photos of this event click here  to check out the Soundslide that I put together with Zachary White.

 

 

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Lending a Helping Hand

After a week of building, Habitat for Humanity volunteers managed to make headway on their Charleston, Ill., home. The build week started on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with a blitz build day. The interior walls, exterior walls, beginning stages of electrical and half of the trusses were put up by the end of the day.

Monday March 12 started the first full week of building that continued through Saturday March 19. Building will continue every Saturday until the house is finished.

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The House that EIU Built 2.0

Here are a few images from the photo essay I am doing on the Habitat for Humanity blitz build this week. Some students decided to stay in Charleston over spring break to work on the house. The first day was Saturday, March 10, and the building will continue on Monday. The volunteers will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m everyday this week including Saturday. I will have a multimedia piece on Sunday putting everything together.

Volunteers raise one of the first exterior walls at the start of the build Saturday at 8 a.m.

Matt Short, a junior accounting major, takes a look at the progress on the house from the backyard.

Eastern President Bill Perry volunteers at the build site.

Mike Adair, of Charleston, Ill., attaches a strap to the first truss that will make up the east end of the roof.

Sean McElhenny, a senior communication studies major, finishes cutting out a section of insulation that is blocking the backdoor.

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