My great endeavor of finding a career post-college. And all the fun things inbetween. I will post what's going on or has gone on at previous employers, where I'm currently applying, or write what I think of when it comes to employment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Missing Images

I've managed to rid the site of all the spam comments. My next order of business is to re-initialize all of the images that I had linked which was a bear in the first place. Maybe Blogger has updated making tables a little easier, maybe not. I've been busy getting my DVD Portfolio and resume ready as well as getting things set up for a job fair coming up in Cedar Rapids. Here is a link to that event.

Kirkwood Job Fair Flyer

Beyond that I'm still working retail until I'm able to secure something more within my field. I'll be posting some of the places that I'll be applying to soon. I hope to be sending out resumes within the next week or two.

I'll get to work on getting the rest of the cobwebs outta this place soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

An Update

Yes, I am back to working on this site. I have taken a hiatus and have some to tell and some to talk about. Sometimes it just takes a little mothballing for things to gather and formulate into new stories or it takes time to reflect on the old ones. I have noticed an abundance of comments, much of whom are obviously spam bots, but if you're interested in losing that excess weight please click here, j/k.

Much to my chagrin though it seems that I have lost quite a few links which means some extensive retrieval or editing through the backlogs of entries. Oh well, nothing like a good polish to give the old gal a good new look. I may even update the template and etcetera. Until my next update.

Have fun vloggers.

Friday, December 08, 2006

For Now

I also wanted to state that for a period of unspecified time this vlog will be out of commission. Unfortunately I don't have the resources at this current time to continue it, but it may well be reopened sometime in the not so distant or distant future. Thank you for your patronage, comments, and I hope that you have enjoyed yourself while viewing my works.


This vlog was created for the University of Iowa Class
F/V Production: Alternative Forms
(Video Blogging / Podcasting)

Our course website is located here-Vlogging AllStars

Webisode 10 - The Villa

The Villa de Chantal was a convent in Rock Island. It was built between the years 1900 thru 1929. Through those years it was built in three sections. The first housed the convent, the second contained the chapel and additional housing spaces, and the third was the boarding school.

I stumbled across The Villa while working on a final project for a Photojournalism Class at the University of Iowa. My instructor's advice was to change focus to this historic building because it was more interesting than my previous idea and would fit better to the time restrictions I had for the remainder of the semester. I took his advice and spent 5 weeks driving between Iowa City and Davenport twice a week to take pictures of this building.

A few months after shooting this project The Villa burned down. These were some of the last images taken of it and for posterity's sake I have since taken follow-up pictures of it to contrast the before and after. I was in all intents and purposes hoping to come back to The Villa and share it more accurately with the striking colors some of the stained glass it held and take more black and white pictures of it. Unfortunately, it will have to be remembered like this and in my mind. I will miss it, even if I was only visiting it for such a brief amount of time.

The Video

The Images

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Double Post

This is a double post due to the fact that I was negligent in submitting a previous in-class assignment. I will update later this week with the images that accompany The Villa portion of this post.

Speed Vlogging

The Villa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Greasy Spoons

So I enjoyed the "Still Movie". I think it sorta fits w/ my style. It also might be how I update in the future once I'm done w/ the university if I decide to keep this vlog. I hope to, but it all depends upon how I can update it.

These images are from a documentary photo project I did called Greasy Spoons. I went around some restaurants in a 40 mile radius of my home and took pictures. These are the cheap, greasy, great food and great atmosphere places to eat. The homespun places that you'd love to live down the street from.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Webisode Eight

Due to illness I hadn't been able to get this up. I apologize for the delay. This update is in the theme of stillmovies. It is an update on my current Photography project centered around the word Mundane and it's possible meanings.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Webisode Seven

Here's Webisode Seven. Hopefully before you watch this you've seen the short film La Jetee. Great movie that was the inspiration for 12 Monkeys. I also used it to an extent. This entry felt good to make, stepped outside of my comfort zone with it. I wasn't for sure how it was going to be assembled, I had made a couple of different storyboards. It all just came together in the end, move this here and that there kinda thing. Drama + a little Experimentation = Fear for Me. I think it worked well though. Enjoy.