Here are a few short videos that Ive made as I experiement with Video Art. In these videos, I aim to quickly move the viewer through some deeper story. All of these videos are a look into something more about my own self- which is all I can seem to explore in art at this point.
This video features a small piano thought that I had stuck in my head for a few weeks. For this video, I spent several weeks filming and recording sound until I eventually sat down with it all and put together this story.
This video is likely still incomplete. I first came up with the bari sax part for this video and was humming it for days before I sat down to record. I think the video followed, and even weeks later Im not sure they work together.
Nearly everyone who watched this video disliked it, but I think thats the purpose of it. One of my good friends said it made their skin hurt. Honestly, its not one I was excited to show to anyone, but here it is nonetheless.
Business Desk Intern: May 2019- August 2019
I had the joy of being NPRs business news desk intern in the summer of 2019. I pitched and wrote digital stories and helped reporters with research, cutting tape and finding sources for stories. Here are all of the stories I wrote during my internship, and below are a few of my favorites.
News Intern: January 2019- May 2019
I wrote daily stories for the website and produced episodes of Athens News Matters. Below are two of the episodes I produced.
Contributor: Aug 2019- Present
I pitch, report and produce feature stories.
Freelance Business Intern: May 2018- August 2018
Fast Copy is a freelance journalism company run by Lori and Andy Johnston. I wrote stories through them for NABOR and Gulfshore Business during the summer of 2018.
The Red & Black
Contributor: October 2016- May 2017
Staff Writer: May 2017- September 2017
Senior Staff Writer: October 2017- August 2018
Recruitment Editor: August 2018-December 2018
Mobile News Lab
Participant: October 2017- November 2017
My partner and I created a story about the beauty community in Athens using social media. We compiled those posts into one Storify page.
Participant: October 2018- November 2018
My partner and I created a story using only our cellphones to gather and edit all of the photos, video, audio and to write text. We published a story about the Athens Recycling Divisions School Supply Reuse Store on an Adobe Sparkpage.
Leader: October 2019- November 2019
I help teams find tools to enhance their storytelling on mobile platforms.
Jamie Calkin Art
Art and Media Intern: January 2018- May 2018
Jamie is a watercolor and ink artist in Athens, GA. I took photos for him, helped paint large-scale work, prepped surfaces for watercolor, set up at events and helped mat and frame artwork. I also hung some of my photos and paintings with his work in a gallery at a local business. Below are some photos I took for him.
Here is a link to all of my assignments for classes in the New Media Institute.
I am currently conducting an independent study on digital design and innovation in journalism and post my work on this blog. I also post reflections on artwork and media as well.
Above all else, I value my relationships. I try my hardest to be a good friend, sibling, daughter, and a support for anyone who may need one. Second, I value creating. Whether Im telling the stories of other people, my own story, or creating some sort of feeling, I think its important to be making things constantly. Third, I value collaborative creation and hard work. Without it, my work often becomes more self-serving than anything else.