Going Somewhere? Take Some Resources

On this page you’ll find tons of resources ranging from: How-To tutorials and videos, sample works, and helpful articles/tips on gear, personal testimonials and more. Please check this page regularly, as it will always be continually updated throughout the semester.




  • Multimedia: Suspension in the Jemez (Erin Hooley)
    • Description/Teaser: This is not a video for those who have a weak stomach when it comes to body-piercing(s). 
  • Multimedia: Blind woodworker sees with this hands(McKeena Ewen)
    • Description/Teaser: George Wurtzel lost his vision to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease, in his early teens, but that wasn’t enough to stop him from becoming a professional woodworker.
  • Multimedia: The Staff of Life and Love (
    • Description/Teaser: Every Wednesday morning, Sheldon Kriegel strengthens a family with the power of his hands. It is a father’s gift, a loving ritual in a long life sustained by them..
      • Note: This multimedia piece uses a layout that is really neat. Video clips are broken up by bodies of text and block quotes. This was a joint project. Once again, if you are interested in something like this, please let the instructor know.
  • See more works here, including those permitted for assignment critiques (be sure to select Multimedia).

Stills and Audio:


  • Still: Rev. Noah Smith (1st place) by DAVID JOLES
    • Description/Teaser: The Rev. Noah Smith is one of the oldest preachers in the U.S. – if not the oldest. At 102, the African-American minister still gives regular sermons at Wayman AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Minneapolis…
  • Still: Totem Pole Carry (2nd place) by JOSHUA TRUJILLO
    • Description/Teaser:About 100 people carry a totem pole estimated to weigh more than two tons during a 1.5 mile procession to the Seattle Center from pier 57 on Sunday February 26, 2012
  • Still: Monks Create and Sweep Away (3rd place) by RANDALL BENTON
    • Description/Teaser: Gaden Shartse Tibetan monks work to create a sand mandala at the Cozmic Cafe in Placerville on Friday, January 3, 2014. The mandala takes several days to complete and is then swept away in a ritual that is meant to remind us of the impermanence of all things.
  • See more works here, including those permitted for assignment critiques (be sure to select Feature/Multiple Picture.R1, R2, etc., stand for regions of North America. Also, MAKE SURE TO READ the critiques on the winning pages.)


  • Audio: Buddy Guy: ‘I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music’
    • Description/Teaser: Buddy Guy is the blues, and he’s our connection to a genre that’s embedded in the history of America. But it’s a sound the guitarist fears is fading.
  • Audio: From MLB To Homeless: J.R. Richard Tells His Story In ‘Still Throwing Heat’
    • Description/Teaser: When J.R. Richard was scheduled to pitch, batters sometimes came up with suddenly sore arms, headaches, or flu-like symptoms. At the peak of his career in the late ‘70’s, when the 6-foot-8 right-hander was striking out more than 300 batters a season with a fastball that exceeded 100 mph
  • Audio: In New Orleans’ Hardest-Hit Neighborhood, A Recovery — By Sheer Will
    • Description/Teaser: Burnell Cotlon decided to open up that grocery store himself. Using money he’d saved up while working at fast-food restaurants and dollar stores, Burnell bought a dilapidated building on an empty block and got to work — all amid a fair bit of skepticism.
  • Note: Yes. Not all of these stories, if any, were solely narrated by the interviewees. However, the descriptive narrative painted in these stories were fantastic — for example Buddy Guy using a piece of screening from his front porch to try and build a guitar. Imagine how much more impactful these stories could have been if the person narrated, and not the reporter. Hearing Buddy guy talk about making the guitar would have been…wow.
  • Visit NPR’s site and select a story that interests you. I am not worried about where it comes from: Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday or Sunday, Entertainment. Just make sure it is an interview with a person.