So I wanted to do a few things with this project.

Firstly, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone,  which is why I choose to look at the nightlife in New Brunswick, because that is one thing that I am honestly not all that familiar with.

Secondly, I wanted to get more artsy with the photographs, so I tried a few new things – one of which I actually think hurt me a lot.  I slowed the shutter speed to try and get some motion blur in the bar for action shots (i.e. taking a drink), but a lot of the pictures came out blurrier than what I anticipated and was able to see on the camera, so I was a little disappointed in that, but a lot of the pictures still were very usable.

I wound up taking over 100 pictures, but didn’t use nearly that many. I felt the story was told better with fewer pictures, and I’m happy with the way that turned out.

I wound up interviewing three friends (of a group of about 8 or 9)  about why they think the New Brunswick nightlife is the heart of the city. The interviews went well (although a few said more than others), and although I was a little disappointed in how rough the bar noise made some of the cuts sound at first, but I think I did a good job cleaning them up.

Check it out here!

So the story of this project is an interesting one.

The first person I met at A&P – he was filming an ad spot for them. I saw him packing up his gear, and figured one video guy would help out another. Turns out he was an RU alum and was excited to help out. We went back to his office and did the interview there. He was a great interview, and was really open to talking about his business over the last few years.

The other interview I actually came across while I was getting me car fixed. The guys in the shop were cool with the whole thing (especially nice of them considering it was 8 a.m. at the time) although I got the distinct impression they were giving me a hard time during the interview because I screwed up installing new brake pads on my jeep, but thats another story.

Check it out here!

Life as a Scarlet Knight

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

So originally, I wanted to do this on a guy who dresses up like a ‘redman’ and a guy who dresses like an M&M for all the Rutgers basketball games. Problem was that the M&M and Redman got in a fight with each other and were not on speaking terms when I went to do the interview, so I had to adjust it a bit.

So here’s a little slideshow on two different Rutgers fans and how they cheer on their team. Check it out. 

Music

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Rutgers Posts

So I come home the  other night after getting absolutely destroyed by an exam. Suffice to say, I was in a shitty mood. Then something hit me. I started to hear a music somewhere – then I realized  what was going on. My roommate was practicing guitar, and it wasn’t just any song – it was Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Glory Days’, which is one of my all-time favorite songs.

And it was really the perfect song for that night. Got my spirts up right away.

For those of you who are unlucky enough to have ever heard the song, here it is from Bruce’s own youtube page:

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MLBers in Taiwan

Posted: November 3, 2011 in Rutgers Posts
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So the World Series might be over, but there’s still baseball being played. A group of MLB All-Stars is touring Taiwan playing 5 games over the course of 6 days against the Taiwanese National Team. Personally, I think its a really cool idea – reminds me of the old Barn Storming trips of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Really cool to see the guys doing this to grow the game overseas.

While they’re over there, naturally they’re doing a little bit of sightseeing. I found this cool video from MLB.com showing some of the guys checking out a temple and interacting with some of the locals. Very cool to see. Check it out!

MLBers visit Taiwan

Rutgers Buses: Not all that good

Posted: October 27, 2011 in Rutgers Posts

So as a Rutgers Student, I can tell you that the bus system here isn’t all that great. In fact, next to the T in Boston, it’s probably one of the worst public transit systems I’ve ever used.

But thats just my opinion.

I wanted to see what others think, so I sat down with Rutgers Senior Jamie Jarret and asked her a few questions to get her take on the state of transportation at Rutgers is. Check it our interview here.

Civil War Renactor

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Rutgers Posts

I conducted an interview with a Co-Worker named Jeff Arban who is a Civil War Re-enactor in New Jersey. One of the most interesting things about Jeff’s story is the way he became involved and subsequently traveled around the country reenacting, although he participates mostly in NJ. As there were no NJ battles during the war, Jeff and his co-enactors must try to find public parks with similar terrain from other parts of the country to replicate in New Jersey. Check out the interview bellow.

 

Audio Interview with Jeff Arban, Civil War Re-enactor