Miami Herald Monthly Recap: July/August

I am still in shock that my summer in Miami is over. But looking back, the reason why I lost track of time was because of how busy I have been. The past two months, more so than the previous two, have helped develop me into a double-dipping machine while on assignment. Nearly half of my assignments throughout the past two months have required me to take stills as well as gather good audio, unique B-Roll and conduct interviews in both English and sometimes Spanish. The following three video pieces are not entirely the greatest on their own but what makes me proud is realizing I was able to balance both video and photo in order to create an all around visual story package about a specific event or individual. I may have put in a few too many photos but what can I say, Miami is a visual city. Thanks for looking!

Visual Packages

- #BlackLivesMatter -

Along Broward St. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,  members of the surrounding community came to march due to recent national events between police and African Americans civilians.

- An Olympian Divided -

Recent University of Miami graduate Heather Arseth will compete in the 100 meter freestyle at the Olympics in Rio representing, however, for her mothers native country of Mauritius instead of the United States. The two-time Olympian and dual-citizen says she chose to make her mother and grandfather proud.

- Miss Florida USA -

Nearly 60 beauty queens, representing every county across the state of Florida, came to Ft. Lauderdale to break down ethnic and social sterotypes to learn more about each others cultures as well as compete for the crown of Miss Florida USA.

Picture Essay

Unfortunately I never found a story during my time in the deep South, however, I did push myself to create more of a photo essay on more than one occasion. The one I am sharing with you today documents the reigning Florida high school football state champions, Flanagan High School, taking the field for the first practice of the season. My goal during the 4 hours I photographed them was to show the emotions going through every young man. From locker room speeches talking about building a band of brothers to helping teammates during the first conditioning drills of the summer; the first day back is a roller coaster.