Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Parris Island- The Core of the Corps

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. can be concisely summed up in three words seen prominently on this sign over a main road and a water tower in a central part of the base.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Recent Video Interview

At South Carolina State University, where I am a Communications Program faculty member, I was recently interviewed by one of my broadcasting students Mariah Reed. I call the assignment the Q&A Interview.

 There are certain basic TV news videography techniques to be used in this piece. Mariah did a nice job, though there are a few jump cuts. Thank you Mariah for selecting me for your interview person!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bear Island Bicycle Bliss!

A recent visit to wonderful Bear Island in the ACE Basin south of Charleston allowed for much more ground to be covered than past visits.  Why?  Bicycles!

Alesia and I threw (not literally!) our bikes in the back of the SUV on a pretty Sunday morning (May 7) and made the hour drive to the wild wilderness of this 12,000 acre sanctuary, which is managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

In 2012 I made a video about Bear Island. It's on my YouTube channel. Click here to check it out.  I also have it embedded at the end of this post.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GoPro Video: Tennis Backboard Hit!

Here's something different for my blog!  I try to think of new ways to use my GoPro video camera. So here's my latest endeavor: hitting against the tennis backboard at my neighborhood courts. This was shot in April 2017.

This is a video I shot two years ago with my friend Bob Lang. We alternated wearing the GoPro on our heads.