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The rainy weather may have been an inconvenience, but that didn’t stop thousands of New Yorkers from coming out to Central Park to protest the Trump Administration’s anti-science policies.

Thousands of protesters converged on Central Park West, near the Museum of Natural History. The march passed the Trump International Tower and Hotel, before ending at Broadway and 44th Street.

Much like the Women’s March back in January, the march was a sea of colorful signs that stuck out in the crowd.

Several of the actions that the marchers were protesting included the suppression of the National Parks on social media, proposed abolition of the EPA, and support for the DAPL among others.

Some protesters took a humorous approach to criticizing Trump and his policies. Like these protesters who liken the possibility of endangered species going extinct to them becoming mythical creatures like unicorns.

BREAKING NEWS: Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs

CITY New York City
COUNTRY UNITED STATES
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OBJECT NAME ARTISTS RISE UP PROTEST
CATEGORY A, I
SUB CATEGORY ARTISTS RISE UP PROTEST
PHOTOGRAPHER POONAM PATEL
TITLE Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs
CREDIT ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA
SOURCE ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA
HEADLINE Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs
COPYRIGHT POONAM PATEL
DATE TIME CREATED 4/20/2017 4:20 PM TO 6:25 PM

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists start to gather around 4:15 PM at Lincoln Center in New York City to stage a protest against President Trump’s planned defunding of PBS and arts programs in schools. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: “I feel as though arts is a creative part of society,” says Melissa, a 27-year-old actress seen on the left. “It’s very important for us to express ourselves in whichever way possible, and there are so many school systems that are taking away arts programs from schools and I think without arts there is no life. That’s why it’s important to keep arts and PBS available and to be continuously funded.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: When asked if she has any message for President Trump, she says, “What does he have against arts, you know? This is the United States of America, land of the free and home of brave.” She continues, “And as artists, we are free, we are brave and we have also the freedom of speech in order to express our concerns for everything that’s going on around us. And that’s what I have got to say for him.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: When asked why it is important to keep government funding for PBS and other arts programs, Nick Bivona, 22, says “ I actually don’t. I think I am here exercising my right to free speech. I think arts are great. I am an artist. I am from an arts school. The arts should be funded but I think taxation is theft. I think it can all be funded privately.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Karen Lee, 60-year-old actress says, “because there are a lot of people out there who don’t have access to the arts and a public broadcasting allows them to experience that.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Elliot Crown, a 47-year-old actor shown in the picture wearing a mask, believes that arts programs should be kept funded to keep the creativity alive. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: A 23-year-old actor Robert Cabrera, seen in the foreground, asks President Trump: “Why have so much hate for something that you yourself were a part of the entertainment industry with your television show. You should be able to know the importance of the art.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Bernardo Sissel, 45, pictured on the right wearing 100 dollar bills says, “ I am quite upset that Donald Trump and his angry destructive intent is on cutting back massively upon the budget for the NEA [National Endowment for the Arts].” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Zoe Ragoonanan, a 17-year-old student from LaGuardia High School sums up how arts programs affected her in a personal way. She says, “In general, arts programs are place for people to go and seek refuge and find people of their own kind. Me especially without certain government-funded arts programs, for example, Lincoln Center has this program called Poet link and without that program I wouldn’t have found my love for poetry.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: The protest ends around 6:25 PM. Most people go home while a handful of them make their way to Central Park to continue the demonstration. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

 

Class Agenda – Thursday, April 20

Discussion: 360 Video and VR

Why you’re going to want a 360 camera

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

The NYT’s Daily 360

The New York Times made waves with its award-winning VR short doc series “The Displaced.” Now Huffington Post, The Guardian, TIME and CNN all have their own VR production teams.

Using 360 video as part of a big video feature story:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/magazine/100000005005806/the-displaced.html https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/magazine/the-displaced-introduction.html

https://www.nytimes.com/video/magazine/100000004980989/we-who-remain.html

https://www.nytimes.com/video/t-magazine/100000005037011/taryn-simon-occupation-of-loss-virtual-reality-360.html

What are the challenges of storytelling in 360? What are the benefits? In what ways are these videos really utilizing the potential of the format? Are they missing any opportunities? What kinds of assignments would 360 work best for, and where would it be ineffective?

Editing 360 video in Premiere:

How to edit 360 video in Premiere

 

Another big trend in online video these days: live video

Using live video and Instagram stories to promote a story/give a behind the scenes look into what went into making it:

On the Ground in Mosul

Our journalist Ben C. Solomon is reporting from Mosul, Iraq. What's it like on the ground there today? Watch his Instagram Story, from instagram.com/nytimes.

Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

And combining the two, naturally, now there’s Live 360 video: https://facebook360.fb.com/live360/

Class Agenda – Wednesday, April 19

Event announcements:

 

And for those of you who are 21+:

Discussion: Making a great portfolio website

http://www.amandamustard.com/

http://emilyjreports.com/

http://www.edouphoto.com/

http://kaylehope.com/

https://njfrandino.wordpress.com

 

A few popular website builder options:

WordPress

Adobe Portfolio

Weebly

Wix

Squarespace

Jimdo

 

Buying a website domain:

Domain.com

GoDaddy.com

 

Things to consider:

What medium (or media) are you going to be featuring prominently? Keep that in mind when choosing a template.

A portfolio website is basically an online resume. You’re selling yourself, so make sure you’re putting your best foot forward. Link to your various social media profiles, Vimeo/YouTube accounts, etc. You can even post your resume on there if your like. And write a good bio for your About page.

 

Requirements for Final Portfolio

You need at least two main pages on your site in addition to an optional Home landing page that showcases your best work: a Video page where we can view your projects and an About page, where you describe yourself and your work (names/sections can vary, but that’s the general idea). Those of you who are doing photo stories for your breaking news assignment will need a Photography page as well.

You might want to consider getting a nice professional-looking headshot taken for your bio page as long as you have your cameras. And make sure you proofread! I want to see a sentence or short paragraph introducing each of your projects, on the portfolio site if the template allows space for it as well as on the Vimeo page where the video is hosted.

It is recommended but not required for you to link the website to your own domain name. Most of the site builders listed above have basic options that will allow you to host your site for free if you have a ____.wordpress.com or a ____.weebly.com address; often your site will show up with advertisements unless you upgrade (the monthly fee varies). It’s up to you whether or not it’s worth it at this stage to pay for the more polished, professional-looking website that a personalized domain will give you. A domain name will usually run you about $10 a year and it’s fairly simple to link your portfolio site to it by going into the settings and making a few changes. Let me know if you run into any difficulty here and I’ll be happy to help you.

 

On a related note…

Also, recommended for those of you who are trying to get into the freelance journalism game: http://storyhunter.com/

 

A question for everyone

Hi Team!

I’m looking for folks to interview for my final video project. Maybe you can help?

Based on demographic data, the top religious groups in New York are:
74% Christian (Catholic, Protestant, etc)
17% Non-religious
10% Jewish
3% Muslim

I’m looking for an example in each category so I can ask them one of these four questions:

  • How does your Christian organization include non-religious folks, Jews, and Muslims in your events and services?
  • How does your non-religious organization include Christians, Jews, and Muslims in your events and services?
  • How does your Jewish organization include Christians, non-religious folks, and Muslims in your events and services?
  • How does your Muslim organization include Christians, non-religious folks, and Jews in your events and services?

If anybody knows any organizations I could approach that would be happy to be interviewed about any of these questions, please lemme know!

Thanks!
Adam

Passover Eve Burning of the Chametz – Breaking News Assignment

WEST HEMPSTEAD

UNITED STATES

USA

BURNING OF THE CHAMETZ

A,I

PASSOVER

SOLOMON KUTNER

BURNING OF THE CHAMETZ ON PASSOVER EVE

ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA

CAPTION: Every Passover eve Orthodox Jews burn their chametz at the local synagogue to signify the holiday.

COPYRIGHT: SOLOMON KUTNER LLC

DATE TIME CREATED: 4/10/17 – 11:30 A.M.

WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: Two Orthodox Jews make their way on Passover eve to burn their last pieces of bread. (Photo by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: The burning of the chametz takes place at the local synagogue Young Israel of West Hempstead. (Photo by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: The smoke can be seen from the street. (Photo by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: The entrance to where they burn their last pieces of leavened bread (chametz). (Photo by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)

WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: Eli Wein 28, a volunteer firefighter supervises the fires.

WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: People watch and pray while other burn their chametz. (Photograph by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: ELIANA GOLDBERG 19, PUTS A PALM FROND IN THE FIRE. (Photograph by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: An onlooker watches while the leavened bread is engulfed in flames. (Photograph by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY-APRIL 10: Wayne Rosenson 53, throws his chametz into the fire. (Photograph by Solomon Kutner for Advanced Multimedia)