Photojournalism Group Final Project


This is the cumulative work that I have put in all semester for this group project. I will be posting the part that I worked on which was interviewing one professor, one staff member and one student. I will post my 3 videos that I spent the last couple months filming, editing and uploading to YouTube. This project was a great opportunity to put to use the camera that I bought for this class at the beginning of the semester. It also really helped me focus on my framing and setup of a shot for an interview. Through the editing I learned a lot of new tricks and cool things to do in Premiere Pro in terms of color correction and making the video look more cinematic.

Starting out, I asked one staff member that I knew to do an interview with me on Monday, Nov.12, 2018. The staff member that I knew was my supervisor at the Department of Campus Involvement, Lori Laudenbach. The next person I interviewed was Sister Del Marie Rysavy, a professor of computer science at St. Cloud State. I interviewed her after one of her classes on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. My third interviewee was Melanie Pelli, a student at St. Cloud State who I interviewed on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The questions I asked included those about what each person liked about St. Cloud State, what their favorite part of campus was, what they thought had changed in the time they had been here, and what they saw for SCSU’s future. I spent the next 3 weeks editing the videos and checking in during class to make sure I was up to standards with the videos and articles the rest of my group were making.

Lori Interview:

Del Interview:

Melanie Interview:

If I could redo the project I think I would work on better framing and shooting more B-Roll with my camera, you can never have too much B-Roll. I would also get a better microphone for my camera. I had to do some work on the audio in Premiere Pro to get it clearer and eliminate the static in the background. Finally, I would love to spend more time taking more photos of each person and incorporate them into a multimedia type of project where you tell their story with words and have the clip to support the story. Overall, I really enjoyed this class and the project overall!

List of Duties Completed:

October 2018 – November 2018: Formed project and vision with group. Each person is to bring forward one student, one staff member, and one professor that they will interview.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018: Lori Laudenbach Interview

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: Del Rysavy Interview

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018: Melanie Pelli Interview

11/19/18 – 12/4/18: Editing Videos

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018: Presented one video with group project.

List of Equipment Used:

Camera: Nikon D3400 with the standard Lens shooting at both 4k – 60fps and 1080p – 60fps

SD Cards: Sandisk Ultra 32Gb

Tripod: Amazon Basics DSLR Tripod

Some B-Roll Footage: iPhone SE shot at 4k – 30fps

Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro

Link to Group Project:

Team People (My Team):

All: AND

This point of this project was to highlight all of the wonderful work going on at St. Cloud State, the culture here, and the people. Each group took a different aspect of the university and came up with a photojournalistic perspective on it. We had 4 teams: People, Place, Culture and Future. Through all of the work we put in during the first couple months of class and with all of the skills we acquired, we put them to use and came up with this culmination of our whole class’s work. We hope that it will serve as a statement to the culture of SCSU, why people come here and love it, and tell the stories of the people here and their hope for the future.



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