Job Descriptions: Hubbard, Ade, Hadden, Lohr

 

Name Contribution

Rachel Hubbard

  • Organized and conducted interviews with the Dean of Students and the University Police Department.
  • Wrote interview questions for these interviews
  • Contributed to and provided information for the written story
  • Helped with audio recording for anonymous victim

Teddy Ade

  • Finding a victim and asking permission to them to tell their experience
  • Writing the victims script and conducting the audio interview
  • Editing and cutting the audio for the multimedia visual

Joey Hadden

  • Helped with interview questions for Dean of Students
  • Filmed interview with Dean of Students
  • Edited and exported interview video
  • Edited written story

Jeremy Lohr

  • Helped with interview for Dean of Students
  • Outlined, framed, and then rewrote parts of the final story
  • Interviewed Maddie Cohen, last year’s Its On Us president and still an active member
  • Worked on multimedia visual for victim’s story (WordPress didn’t support the audio/visual so this was scrapped in the end)

Final Project Pitch – Rachel Hubbard

We plan to make a short documentary film that includes video interviews with sexual assault victims at St. Edwards and those who took part in the sexual assault awareness march that occurred earlier this month on campus. The video will also include information on what to do and how to report occurrences associated with this issue.

Headlines – Rachel Hubbard

Two Students injured at Mallory College

Classroom fire leaves two students with minor burns and damages to classroom equipment.

Three men commit racially charged crime in couple’s driveway

Fred R. Thornton, 32, plead guilty to taking part in a cross burning in front of a racially mixed couple’s home. Thornton was sentenced to nine months in jail. The two other men involved plead not guilty and will be tried next month.

Recall of pencils containing anti-drug message

Fourth-grader points out ironic mishap made by company that supplied pencils that read, “Too Cool to Do Drugs”.

Pilot and passenger survive single-engine plane crash

Herbert Young, 25, and Sarah Shields, 19, walk away with minor injuries from plane crash near Stinson airport. Three parked cars were struck during landing, no one was hurt.

Incoming winter storm threatens metropolitan area

Sleet, snow, and freezing rain expected to affect road conditions.

Midterm Project Final Draft – Rachel Hubbard

Lisa Beaman

I sat down in the home studio of Austin’s own esteemed artist, Lisa Beaman, whose work is currently displayed at The Davis Gallery downtown location. While getting the chance to get to know Lisa, I learned gained a fortunate amount of knowledge about her life as a mother, wife, and extremely creative artist of many concentrations.

Lisa Beaman was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and lived there until moving to Boston to receive her BA in art. She met her husband, Joseph Beaman, at the University of Massachusetts and ended up moving down to Austin with him 38 years ago. They have four grown children, three boys and a girl.

As a young artist, Lisa started out as a quilt maker and became very well-known and esteemed in the business over time. She felt it was something she could do as an artist while also starting a family. After winning various awards and continuing as a quilt maker for 20 years, she wanted something new and fresh and proceeded to give away all her fabric at a yard sale. Once she was 40 years old, she got into oil painting and loved it. As an admirer for variety and change in her work, she also missed certain elements of quilting and started paper collaging about 15 years ago.

She describes paper collaging as a more direct and immediate form of art. A quilt would take her about two years to come up with an idea and get all the fabrics to make it perfect, while she can finish a paper collage project within a day. She likes to use antique paper and collects it at various places wherever she travels, recently taking a trip to Japan where she found some of the best materials. Now at 61, a prolific worker who can easily entertain herself by moving from project to project, a normal day at her home studio consists of her switching back and forth from her oil painting to her collaging studio as inspiration strikes throughout the day.

While working as a hobby and as a business, she works on various projects at a time and sometimes feels slightly overwhelmed with the amount of work she produces. Having said this, she will probably never stop working and explains, “I’m an artist, you don’t quit, I get an idea and I come back”. Besides oil painting and paper collaging currently keeping her busy, she also collects 3D antique artifacts and uses them to make color coordinated collages and mosaic work.

When describing her style as an artist, she prefers nontraditional and abstract pieces, loves everything having to do with nature, and likes creating pieces that are exciting and surprising. Her impulses are symmetrical but she enjoys the challenge of doing something more fun. For example, her dislike for Donald Trump was the inspiration for a recent project, portraying a comical and artistic depiction of him giving a speech. Though much of her paper collaging is abstract, she personally prefers to have an emotional connection with her work and tries to depict different themes and meanings whenever it’s possible. Her favorite pieces are the ones that she holds a sentimental value to and keeps for herself.

If she wasn’t an artist she would likely be an architect, her and her husband worked on remodeling a country home they shipped from upstate New York and made it into a complete work of art that they love spending time in. She loves to build projects and incorporates her work throughout her home, considering the way she decorates as form of art as well.

Audio Assignment – Rachel Hubbard

I invited Julie Frost, the founder and director of the music moves mountains foundation, to discuss the main goal she has for her establishment and describe the great ways in which music can give those in need a voice in our community

Julie: Our main goal at the music moves mountains foundation is to make music therapy and education more accessible to those in need. We reach out to the community and find where there are gaps or lack of resources and do our best to help provide opportunities to individuals.

Rachel: The main inspiration for her foundation was her son, who uses music and playing the drums as an outlet for freedom and expression.

Julie: It all started when I searched for music therapy services or adaptive music education for my special needs son, and found that Texas did not support music therapy on a state level, so insurance didn’t cover it and it was too costly to pay for it on our own. Public schools and music schools had little or no training to provide any adaptive education. So, like how most non-profit organizations start, it was with our own personal story and mission.

Rachel: After seeing how music therapy could help many people with different disabilities, she decided to expand the foundation to help those in need and gained the resources to create new therapy programs as well as special needs training for music instructors.

Julie: But then it grew and took on a life of its own because we discovered how many populations of people it could help if available – everything from brain injuries, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, pain and anxiety management, to helping those with Autism find their voice and communicate. We created our own community programs to get started. One of those is called All Abilities Rock which served special needs populations. The others are called Play it Forward and Feeding the Soul. We also continue fundraising and partnerships to help provide much needed services and community outreach to undeserved areas and to spread awareness of the power of music.

Midterm Story Pitch – Rachel Hubbard

I’d like to do a story using primarily photos and/or video interviews portraying a local artist whose work is displayed in an Austin-based gallery. I’d want to visit their studio or home, wherever they do their work, and have them tell me about their story and what inspires and influences their projects. I would ask if they like to stick to a certain subject matter and find out whether or not their work has any meaning behind it.

Great idea. Be sure to interview others, too, about this artist and his/her work. You always want to have more than one voice in a story. And get the artist at work! Can we see them paint or sculpt, etc?