Feature Assignment Calvin Barker | 10/17/18

The homecoming kickoff event featured activities, food, and free items for SCSU students. With the president providing an opening speech, homecoming was on its way and this was the first event to start it off. Ran by the department of campus involvement at the Atwood Mall on campus, the event was meant to gear students up for the fantastic weekend ahead. By providing students with huskies for free to stuff themselves, a contest involving wacky trike races, free burgers and hotdogs, and a Ferris Wheel for students to enjoy, the opening event was to say the least a power move. More than a 1,000 students came by to check in for the 17th of October, and none left disappointed.

            The camera equipment I used to gain these visuals and shots was the Panasonic GH5. I used the Leica 25mm f1.7 lens, 42.5mm f1.7 lens, and the Rokinon 12mm f2.0 wide angle lens. The adobe applications I utilized for the color correction and post production processing was Adobe Photoshop. A lot of the shots I captured was to focus on the event as it played out. Getting students involved in all the activities and snagging some establishing shots as well to lay a foundation for the viewer to understand what was provided at the event. Playing around with Dutch angles, gathering some close ups, and lastly getting portrait shots was the choices I made during the event to ensure the story could be told.

 

Homecoming News Assignment Calvin Barker | 10/20/18

SCSU has officially celebrated there 150th year as a school by bringing back Homecoming! A new tradition that was taken away in part to the damaging reputation it had on the campus community. The homecoming weekend this year came out on top however and showed class. President Robbyn Wacker attended all the events and showed her school spirit and husky pride. With events being held from Oct 17th to the 21st, SCSU ran a beautiful tailgate show before the start of the Football game on Saturday. SCSU fans got to enjoy loads of fun at the tailgate enjoying food, drinks, and games to prepare for Saint Cloud State Universities Football team to take on Upper Iowa University. With the support of the loud fans and spirit of homecoming, the huskies were able to trump Upper Iowa winning 34 – 14.

            The camera equipment I used to gain these visuals and shots was the Panasonic GH5. I used the Leica 25mm f1.7 lens, 42.5mm f1.7 lens, and the Rokinon 12mm f2.0 wide angle lens. The adobe applications I utilized for the color correction and post production processing was Adobe Photoshop. A lot of the shots that I gathered from the tailgating event was to capture the spirit of the environment. Grabbing shots of students showing school pride, the band, and the football team were ways of establishing and story lining the tailgate event. I obtained some close ups and getting portrait shots was the choices I made during the event to ensure the story could be told. Lastly, I had included a couple of establishing shots to get a better view of the entirety of the tailgating event.

 

Sports Assignment Calvin Barker | 10/31/18

The SCSU Football team played against the Bemidji Beavers last week and took a heavy loss as the team neared a comeback but fell short 37 – 24. The Beavers took the early lead in the first 2 quarters nearly shutting SCSU out 24 – 3 till the Huskies ramped it up in the second half of the game. Unfortunately the Huskies weren’t able to come back from a large deficit however they kept the beavers on their toes. The SCSU football team now holds a record of 6 wins and 3 losses. They have managed to average roughly 24 points per game and totaled 215 so far. More games are to come along as the football team will travel to Minot North Dakota to face Minot State this Saturday.

 

The camera equipment I used to gain these visuals and shots was the Panasonic GH5. I used the Leica 25mm f1.7 lens, 42.5mm f1.7 lens, and the Rokinon 12mm f2.0 wide angle lens. The adobe applications I utilized for the color correction and post production processing was Adobe Photoshop. A lot of the shots that I obtained were from a field cam perspective by being able to get a press pass. Grabbing shots of the players warming up, close ups, candid, and focusing on the play by play was my way of establishing the scene. I decided to go with portrait shots and candid’s to make it feel more natural and to tell the story of  how the game went. Lastly, I had included a couple of establishing shots to give the audience a feel for what the environment was like there.