Monday, April 27, 2009

JO 540 website :)

Check out my sketchy website!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Copley Square Setup Marathon Monday 2009

By Jennie Eng and Teresa Gorman

Marathon Monday setup. Photos taken the night before and the early morning of the Boston Marathon 2009 in Copley Square.

Merry Marathon Christmas!

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Gardner Museum Heist, Final Cut JO 540

[*I have also included this uploaded onto Google Video at the end of the post if the YouTube version is acting up]

The Gardner Museum heist is an enthralling crime. Just one minute and thirty seconds can hardly do it justice. Nineteen years ago the art was stolen. Do YOU think it will be found by next year's 20th anniversary? Let us know!

Jennie Eng
Teresa Gorman
Art images courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Images of Ulrich Boser and his book are courtesy of his official website

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Gardner rough cut

Jennie Eng and I made this rough cut of our video on a beautiful day in Boston. The Isabella Stewart Gardner heist is an exciting topic-mobsters, theft, intrigue-so I'm excited to put it all together!

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Testing testing

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Portland, OR

On my whirlwind trips during Boston University's spring break, Portland wrapped up the week. Although I was tired and time-change addled, I fell in love with the city right away. Hipsters, bikes, vegetarian places and cute little stores abound throughout the city. They even have the nation's largest independent bookstore. Now that is heaven!

I hope my visual overview of the city entices you just a little, too!

[NOTE this is not my original Portland show, as you can probably tell. Next time, I'll save the good one to my thumb drive that is not 5 years old and crummy. Updated and snazzier Portland show to come, if just for my own enjoyment and because I want it to be like the one I did before!]

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Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado is considered one of the premier outdoor venues for concerts and events in the nation. I got to enjoy a visit on my first time ever to visit Denver, Colorado with family. As I stood on top of the steep stairs leading to the stage, I knew that I had to come back sometime soon to see a concert under the stars!

It was interesting for me jumping into this project, especially since I tried to use my recorder from the stone age and brain from the print age. Hence, interviews did not make it through the technology process, but now I'm excited to do something much more informative and full of people after seeing some of the work my classmates have done.

Until next time!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Incredibly awkward Sam Yoon YouTube Video released Tuesday

Sam Yoon posted this video on his site today.

Watch it...take it in...

My first reaction was I MUST TWITTER ABOUT THIS. Then I realized Sam Yoon is following me on Twitter, and I really don't want to hurt his feelings.

Sam Yoon, from a new media standpoint, I think this was a failed attempt. However, fellow mayoral candidates Kevin McCrea and Michael Flaherty's videos were no viral gold either.

A few points:

Time: Four Minutes and thirty seconds is pushing it if you want someone to sit and watch your video. Keep it short, keep it simple and please do not try to fill your entire platform in there Councilor!

Content: At this point, I feel that an introductory video would have been more appropriate. Not everyone reads the Phoenix or plug The Daily Free Press, or any newspaper or blog for that matter. Who ARE you?

To tell the truth, it was a bit of a disaster, shameless JFK quote and all.

Next time, I expect more. [This goes for you too, McCrea and Flaherty!] Snag a snazzy, new media savvy, BU Film student to intern for you, and all will be well.

Leia Mais…
Monday, March 2, 2009

A Night in the Life of Vivian Ho, part deux

Well, today I discovered how frustrating being a member of many new media sites can be. I both forgot my password to my flickr, and also apparently put incorrect recall information in if that did ever happened! Oops.

So, here is the 'Photoshopped' version of my photo story from my new flickr. I ended up using because the old Photoshop I was trying to use went haywire. Although it is less professional, it does have many fun features that someday I'll procrastinate with, I'm sure.


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Monday, February 23, 2009

A Night in the Life of Vivian Ho, Daily Free Press extraordinaire

The Daily Free Press, Boston University’s independent student newspaper, is a completely different world than the typical college undergraduate student experiences.

Co-News Editor Vivian Ho generally spends 50 to 70 hours a week at 648 Beacon St., she said. A “day” in Vivian’s FreeP life begins at 4 p.m., and on a good day ends at 3:30 a.m., on a regular day later than 4:30 a.m.

However grueling it sounds, the rewards outweigh the costs, she said, and the hijinks and friendships the paper has fostered make it worthwhile to keep coming back every day.

(full disclosure: I am Vivian's fellow Co-News Editor!)

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Mike Ross strikes again, and looks to enforce college student housing ban

Boston City Council's week focused a lot on issues that will affect the college population-directly and indirectly- this week.

Sadly, I did not make it the meetings, but a reporter for the DFP was there experiencing the circus in my stead.

First of all, Rep. Vinny deMarco (R-Plymouth) is still really against the sale of the drug salvia.

Check out the update on the war on legality of salvia here.

Most importantly, Mike Ross' wants to enforce his prohibition of more than four unrelated undergraduate students living together off campus. It was passed in March 2008, but implementation has been sketchy at best reportedly.

A new ordinance, if passed, would force universities to report violators' names to the city.

Check out more details on the latest development of Mike Ross' housing restrictions on undergrads here.

This crusade against undergrads is kind of ironic when you consider he represents large amounts of BU and Northeastern students.

Here is an article from his second reelection in 2001-the headline is
"With Students' aid, unopposed Ross reelected"

However, many residents of Allston-Brighton are really for the ordinance because student residents drive up rental prices.

I'm biased, so I should probably present the other side of the Allston student/non-student conflict via a great AB Google group that I frequent daily.

and the conflict continues daily....

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Boston City Council-you have a new greatest fan.

City Council met in their weekly meeting last Wednesday, and I was front row center. I was one of the few. Although noon on a Wednesday is not prime time for many people to attend public meetings, I was a little surprised.

The doings of the Council are not completely clear to me; however, I did notice the councilors’ love of their BlackBerry phones. While embattled Councilor Chuck Turner talked…and talked, his coworkers checked their emails, shuffled through papers and one Councilor sucked on a milkshake.

I had heard before from my cohorts at the Daily Free Press that many City Council meetings went this way. (Of course unless they were about banning machetes) This meeting proved it was true. It was basically a list of what ideas the councilors had for future discussions and meetings. It was generally the worst kind of meeting, the meeting to set up another meeting.

However, I consider myself a new fan because secretly I patrol for the latest scoop on Councilor Flaherty’s violations of ethics charges and felt my heart pick up a beat when I saw the breaking news that Councilor Sam Yoon announced his candidacy for Mayor.

Councilor Turner’s long winded speech supporting new programs supporting youth down on their luck is just all the more captivating when you know what Turner is going through right now.

All of this and more proves how apt the title of "circus" really is for the council. I just hope more people start going to see it.

Check out my article here about how the dreaded subject ‘the economy’ festered its way into most of City Council meeting.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kenmore Square: from the eyes of the freep no sleep

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