Educational Side Effects: Skills Development

TV1S18W - Capture Teleprompter Dead

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.

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Photo Credit: Professor Christopher Winkler, Rowan University
Date: May 2, 2018
From: The Gun Debate (Producer: Steve Nuzzo, Director: Alexander Compta)

Sandwich Heist Project | Shooting for Composition & Continuity – RTF 03370 Film Production

This is my individual “Project 2” edit. Scene utilizing standard coverage including the 180-degree rule for maintaining screen direction, shooting and editing for continuity, and match cutting. Note: Final submission includes complimentary music selection and roll.

Camera: HMC150
Shooting Date: 3/19/18
Location: Rowan University
Role: Pre-visualization, Digital Post-Production, Talent (on-camera)

Rowan University Campus Environmental Initiatives PSA – RU Green | TV1 RTF 03222

Individual RU Green PSA Edit. The full group course submission includes pre-roll, PSA and post-roll. Note: Alternate voiceover and music selection used for final edit.


Camera: HMC150
Shooting Date: 3/27/18
Location: Rowan University
Crew: Briana Andrews, George Bross, Alex Compta, Stephen Nuzzo
Role: Shooting, Editing, Script, Talent (VOX and on-camera)

Photojournalism – JRN 02314 [Assignment 2] General News: Edelman Planetarium

Full submissions with captions included with classroom file transfer.  Image captions were included in the description field under “file” in Photoshop.

General News:

Rowan University presents the “Earth, Moon and Sun” at the Edelman Planetarium in Glassboro, NJ on Sunday, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Briana Andrews) – Extended DOF.

Crowds formed in front Edelman Planetarium in the moments leading up to the “Earth, Moon and Sun” at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ on Sunday, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Briana Andrews) – Frontal, Extended DOF.

(Name omitted), 4, clenches a jacket with his teeth as he spins around behind the ticket lines forming for “Earth, Moon and Sun” at Edelman Planetarium in Glassboro, NJ on Sunday, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Briana Andrews) – Frontal, Extended DOF.

(Name omitted), 34, shares a laugh with her children after wind gusts blow her umbrella inside out while exiting the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University in Glassboro on Sunday, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Briana Andrews)

A copy of The Whit lies on the table in Science Hall as staff readies the Edelman Planetarium for the Earth, Moon and Sun family event in Glassboro on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  (Photo by Briana Andrews)

Boy scout (name omitted), 10, walked gleefully around Science Hall after the “Earth, Moon and Sun” event at Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium in Glassboro, NJ on Sunday, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Briana Andrews) – Sideview, Extended DOF.