AJ Reynolds at the Red & Black


On Thursday 4/17 AJ Reynolds from the Athens Banner-Herald will be at The Red & Black at 5:30 to give a quick photo talk and then field questions from students about the industry, gear, portfolios or anything else VJ related. After the talk and questions he will critique portfolios. If students do not have a website/online portfolio they should bring between 20-30 images on a flash drive or external hard drive to be critiqued.

Here is a link to his website if you would like to include it on the blog: Ajreynoldsphoto.com



Well, it’s been a quiet week in Grady College … which is not at all what I had hoped for.

I am trying to figure out how to get everything in that we need, haven’t solved all of the issues just yet. Working on that today, along with rebuilding the intro class … which may be in somewhat less of a mess.

Let’s start with VizCamps … on Tuesday, Feb. 18, we will catch up on the ones we missed. Ms. Maldonado, Ms. Thompson and Ms. Powers will be up at the start of class. Thursday, Feb. 20, has Ms. Kazmierczak and Ms. Wilder up.

After Tuesday’s trio, we will be talking about shooting video. I have pasted a series of video links below you need to watch between then and now. Fire up your popcorn popper and curl up with your laptop. Please make sure you have a clear SD card with you – we’ll be handing out some small video cameras and you’ll need to format the card.

After Thursday’s duo, it’s time to talk Weekend Workshop stories. You’ll break into small groups to talk through your story ideas. If you haven’t been up to White County yet, you must go before Thursday. It is not a wired county – you need to drive the back roads, shake some hands, in order to find you way around and find story ideas.

Now, on to the entertainment …

Shooting Video

Video Editing: Building Your Timeline

Video Editing: Adding B-Roll

Video Editing: Basic Audio

Video Editing: Adding Graphics and Titles

Video Editing: Adding Transitions and Exporting

Wiki Sked

Here it is …

Week of Jan. 14 – Report: Beech; Edit: Hardy
Week of Jan. 21 – Report: Blinder, Cannon; Edit: James, Kazmierczak
Week of Jan. 28 – Report: Hardy, James; Edit: Kent, Maldonado
Week of Feb. 4 – Report: Kazmierzak, Kent; Edit: Pap Rocki, Powers
Week of Feb. 11 – Report: Maldonado, Pap Rocki; Edit: Schafer, Schick
Week of Feb. 18 – Report: Powers, Schafer; Edit: Sutton, Thompson
Week of March 18 – Report: Schuck, Sutton; Edit: Wilder, Yu
Week of March 25 – Report: Thompson; Edit: Beech
Week of April 1 – Report: Wilder; Edit: Blinder
Week of April 8 – Report: Yu; Edit: Cannon

Invitations to the Wiki will be out later today.

Outside Learning: Final Days

The following are the final opportunities for outside learning points. Your 200-300 word responses are due within 24 hours of the event.

Wednesday, April 25, 3:30
Miller Learning Center, Room 102

“Mathematics of Crime,” Andrea Bertozzi, professor and director of Applied Mathematics at UCLA

Abstract: There is an extensive applied mathematics literature developed for problems in the biological and physical sciences. Our understanding of social science problems from a mathematical standpoint is less developed, but also presents some very interesting problems, especially for young researchers. This lecture uses crime as a case study for using applied mathematical techniques in a social science application and covers a variety of mathematical methods that are applicable to such problems. We will review recent work on agent based models, methods in linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, variational methods for inverse problems and statistical point process models. From an application standpoint we will look at problems in residential burglaries and gang crimes. Examples will consider both “bottom up” and “top down” approaches to understanding the mathematics of crime, and how the two approaches could converge to a unifying theory. Three points

Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 213

Panel Discussion: Healing from Spiritual Violence

Spiritual violence is the act of using religious grounds to persecute a particular person or group of people. This can occur without physical violence.

Panelists: Rev. Renee Dubose, Our Hope MCC, Joel Marcovitch, director of Hillel at UGA, Carolyn Medine, associate professor of religion, and Rev. Alison Eskildsen, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Three points

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 214

“Serv(ED): Does Freedom Stop Here?” Learn about the immigrant community in Athens and issues surrounding immigration nationally. Three Points

Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art will present more than 60 photographs of American culture by the artist John Baeder from April 28 to July 22, 2012. The exhibition consists of three sections of Baeder’s work: “American Roadside,” “Signs as Folk Art” and a selection of black-and-white photographs of Atlanta from the early 1960s. Three points – Note that the 24 hour window will close at the end of business on Monday, April 30, for this opportunity

Outside Learning

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.
Tate Student Center

Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal alien and former Washington Post reporter, will talk about his experiences.

Outside Learning

Saturday, April 21

Two speakers at the TEDxEmory conference will qualify here – Robbie Brown and Mike Luckovich. Please note there is a registration fee for this event. Three points for each

Outside Learning

Thursday, April 19, 7-9 p.m.
UGA Chapel

The UGA Chapter of the Student Sierra Coalition, Students for Environmental Action, and the Go Green Alliance invite you to The Cooperative Energy Forum, a clean energy conference designed to bring students, faculty, administration and community members together to discuss the problems and potential solutions concerning the University’s on-campus coal boiler. A panel of SGA and SSC representatives, and University, administrative participants and faculty will comment on the University’s aged coal boiler as well as the University’s clean energy future and there will be space for audience input. This forum will take place on Thursday April 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel and will be a landmark event in moving the University’s energy systems forward. Three points