Medill people know how to throw a party….
Here’s Elana, Andy and Brian….
As for a theme, we really wanted to do “Celebrating Freedom, Honoring Service”, but it was taken.
So if everyone could bring something from 1 of the basic 4 food groups (appetizers, wine, beer,
wine), we will be providing a smashing main dish.
Hope to see you all there!
– Elana, Helena & Joan
These girls have an amazing house!
He sounded sad that I didn’t take a picture with the new U.S. Senator from Illinois. For some reason…people are under the impression that I take pictures while I’m shooting a story and doing interviews. Plus – it was my first assignment on the first day of classes and I didn’t want the capitol hill big whigs to think I was unprofessional.
Here’s me (bottom right-hand corner) with Senator Obama. I did a screen-capture from the video that was digitzed to our Avid machines.
Since I’m moving with the big boys from the networks – I probably won’t whip out my camera for blog photo-ops. It doesn’t seem professional nor do I want my interview subjects to feel like I’m idolizing them. The Freedom Ball was an exception because Inaugurations only come once a year…plus I saw some other network people taking pictures. Monkey see – monkey do.
Ok – so….there you go.
Earlier this month – we took a little trip around Capitol Hill to see the spots where we can do our on-camera stand-ups. Here’s a nice spot: Cannon Terrace.
I started taking pictures of people on their way to Inauguration….on the red line…before getting into the newsroom….I figured I just wanted to soak up the whole day…..
I also went to the Freedom Ball – as a member of the press core. It turns out my station passed on picking up the interviews and the Bush/Cheney speeches…but that’s ok….I went to inaugural….and that was cool….Bush and the First Lady danced to My Fair Lady’s “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
Last weekend….we went skating at the National Mall…
Andrea took the pictures. We were not allowed to have cameras and cell phones on the ice….and they were strict about it.
I only got yelled at three times for doing jumps and spins….yeah, I may not be a 100 pounds…but I can still skate
We went to mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
It’s the biggest church in the Americas…according to their propaganda….
Our broadcast class spent the first week learning everything we needed to know about DC – from meeting press secretaries, meeting house members , interviewing senators and rolling the camera gear around…..
Keep the dolly in front – at all times….
On my first shoot – Lauren showed me one way to get between the different capitol buildings – by a private subway…
looks like something out of disneyland…security is tight on Capitol Hill – we had to take all this equipment off the dolly and load each through a metal detector. Since I didn’t have my official press pass – I had this temp press badge that changes color if I left one building and walked outside to another building. So this capitol subway enabled me to avoid the hypercolor change on my badge.
Saturday was beautiful and I worked up a sweat, walking through downtown DC….I’m kinda in awe of this place….I remember visiting a while ago with family – but we were stuck on a bus tour…we didn’t get to see much of the district. So, I’m happy for the chance to walk around and all the signs, pointing to touristy stuff, made navigation a breeze.
We found a New Year’s Eve Party under $30 at Nation’s.
Great drum and bass music…