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Monthly Archives: December 2007

vfw dance

i’ve been to the vfw’s weekly friday night dance for the past three weeks while working on a ballroom dancing essay. the band leaders have announced my presence to the crowd each week and tonight i had to go up in front of everyone and tell them where to look for the upcoming audio slide […]

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foggy hazed

my head has been in such a fog lately with questions about the future. with graduation coming up in five months the future has been the main topic of my thought lately. i don’t really like thinking about it though. i want to live more in the now. i heard a radio show that was […]

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last farm revist

goodbyes are hard. last night was my final time to visit the vincent family farm while here on my internship. i learned so much from them over the course of the past 6 months. they have truly been the most amazing family i have ever met. the bond they share is extremely powerful. i’ve never […]

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caroling

singers gathered for caroling in the park tonight. it was super cold, but with the holidays just around the corner everyone was in good spirits. i just realized there are only eight work days left in my internship. these things always seem to go so fast………

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in the cold

jacksonville, a town about 40 minutes west of springfield, got hit really hard by the recent wave of ice that has frozen over central illinois. as of today over 6,000 people were without power. with temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s many have fled to local hotels. those who can’t afford a hotel room have […]

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more ice

my day today pretty much revolved around the ice. i shot a feature in the morning, then in the late afternoon lost power while cooking dinner, and after that went to shoot some people wrapping christmas presents in candlelight. the lights came back on though shortly after i got there and the scene lost all […]

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icy adventures

the skies over springfield have been raining down an icy mix of nastiness the past few days. ice formed on my camera today during a shoot in the freezing rain. first time for everything huh? here’s a little piece i did tonight on the ice.

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an american scene

i ventured into vfw post 755 tonight to work on my ballroom dancing essay. i was instantly struck by this scene of hanging christmas lights and an american flag. i worked the scene a lot. in looking through my take there though, there were only a couple almost frames. hopefully i’ll be able to go […]

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the bus stops here

tonight was the first night that the city offered mass transit past 5:30 p.m. it really surprised me when i moved here that a city of over 100,000 didn’t offer public transportation at night. this should be a good thing for a lot of people. this little girl, anna, and her father were meeting up […]

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farm visit

i had a brief, but nice visit with the vincents today. it is always a breath of fresh air to get out there and document their lives. i’ll probably only see them a time or two before i move back to carbondale, makes me sad, i know i’m really going to miss hanging out with […]

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sleep

my sleep schedule has been very hectic. staying up really late, waking up really late, or just staying up throughout the whole night. it happens every time i start watching the hbo mini-series “band of brothers.” i just get so hooked. i think this crazy schedule may be hampering my work of the past few […]

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ballin

basketball season is in full swing now. the seasons are a coming and going so fast. seems like yesterday i was shooting the opening week of football. i’m still trying to get used to this shooting basketball with lights thing….

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