I am pleased to announce I accepted a summer internship with INSPIMIND in Paterson, NJ. In this position, my major duties include coordinating video production activities, editing footage, adding subtitles to videos, promoting on social media platforms, photography, planning & scheduling shoots, and collaborating with both the Production Team and Content Development Team.
Things kicked off to a great start last week with a video shoot at Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, NJ. We ended the evening with a team-building hike at Mills Reservation in Upper Montclair / Cedar Grove. One of the things that struck my interest with this organization is its ongoing commitment to the community. INSPIMIND aims to continue the cycle of higher education and foster leadership, particularly with young minorities. I’m thrilled to be able to document its activity through film and social media, while exploring SEO and developing an online visual strategy to promote INSPIMIND as it reaches out to colleges/universities, high schools, and middle schools.
Take a look at my face in this pic *gasp*
I can laugh about this experience in retrospect. At this precise moment, the teleprompter became possessed in Professor Winkler’s TV Production 1 class. I was Producer [slash] Talent A in this newscast and there was no opportunity to STOP the production and have a do-over. Luckily for me, since I wrote the copy and tweaked several times … I practically had it recited. Everything turned out okay.
Even though this is a clearly a case of things going WRONG (and this semester had plenty), unintentional learning provided some of the strongest lessons I’ll take away came from these experiences. My crew encountered last minute scrambling and schedule changes because our Spring semester was Winter Wonderland and we had freak snowstorms several times. We booked equipment for an outdoor shoot on GREEN environmental initiatives, but our campus was winter WHITE. Oh, and I can’t forget the clicking sound of my hard drive going dead the day before I had to submit final edits or my SD card going wonky in the middle of a photoshoot.
What skills have I developed? RESILIANCE, PROBLEM SOLVING, PERSISTANCE, FLEXIBILITY, IMPROVISATION (and countless others). These are what I like to refer to as positive side effects from the collegiate experience.
Photo Credit: Professor Christopher Winkler, Rowan University
Date: May 2, 2018
From: The Gun Debate (Producer: Steve Nuzzo, Director: Alexander Compta)
This PhotoVoice project features a selected subject of interest and multiple locations / shoots. This topic was selected because Rowan University is located in South Jersey and students are always on a quest to find interesting and FREE things to do. Moreover, there are over 100 institutions in the Greater Philadelphia area. Emphasis was placed on locations that can be enjoyed at no cost by people under the age of 21.
Photos: Briana Andrews
Music: Beat Demons (used w/ license)
Vocals: Breana Marin
Role: Photography, Editing, Assembly
Equipment Used: Canon 60D EOS
Software Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
935 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Race Street Pier – Delaware River Waterfront
Race Street and N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA 19102
121 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Rittenhouse Square (Park)
1851 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia — An altercation at approximately 6:15PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 leaves a man bloody on Walnut Street near Rittenhouse Square.
Injured man causes a commotion after a fight just outside the park at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia on April 28, 2018. He later details what transpired to law enforcement who arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. Photo by Briana Andrews.
Police officers address injured male and radio in for an ambulance in Philadelphia on April 28, 2018. Photo by Briana Andrews.
Injured man departs scene walking on Walnut St toward The Church of the Holy Trinity after declining medical treatment on April 28, 2018. Photo by Briana Andrews.
This photojournalist video profile documents Malin Fezehai. She won various awards including the World Press Photo Award for Daily Life. Some of her clients include TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fader Magazine, Nike and others.
She now works as a Visual Journalist for the New York Times. Her areas of focus are communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. There aren’t many minority female photojournalists; researching and learning about her work and accomplishments was a great experience.
Role: Content curation, video editing, research, voiceover, script writing
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro