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Water Polo 101 by Loretto on 14 May 2012 1:22pm
Hey guys. This is my final project for this Digital Journalism course that I am doing. I present this tonight.

Hope you you like it.

Re: Water Polo 101 by Lounge Trekker on 14 May 2012 3:59pm
Good article. Brief and informative from the perspective of a participant.
Re: Water Polo 101 by Loretto on 14 May 2012 7:38pm
Thanks Pete. That referee, Stankevitch was a nice man. Great camera presence too.

Thanks for reading it and giving me feedback.
Re: Water Polo 101 by johnnyBgood! on 14 May 2012 9:39pm
Well done Loretto. I'll give you a B but if you sit on my knee....... :)
Re: Water Polo 101 by Lounge Trekker on 15 May 2012 2:31am
Interesting that you would have chosen a referee to comment on the game. A referee has a perspective that no one else has. Unlike the players and coaches he is objective; unlike the fans, he is 'in the game'.

As a hockey referee, I appreciate his viewpoint. Although not on the same 'surface' as the players as in ice hockey, the water polo referee must keep his mind on the play as it happens, even before it happens. Interesting indeed.
Re: Water Polo 101 by Loretto on 15 May 2012 12:19pm
I am not a sports fanatic AT ALL Pete. Sean has done swimming, diving, football, soccer and lacrosse. I was never the mother standing on the bleachers and cheering him on. Because I had no clue what was going on in the game.

Kevin played American football in Highschool and College and loves when Sean plays football. I am not crazy about it because I think it is a very dangerous sport.

However, when I watch water polo I really appreciate the fact that there are techniques at work. This move called 'eggbeater' for example, that's really difficult to do and requires stamina and strength.

There is also the fantastic goals, when a player puts a spin on the ball, pretends that he is aiming in one direction, the goalie darts in the direction he thinks the ball is going in, the ball skips the surface of the water and instantly changes direction. A lot of skill and althleticism involved with this sport.

I started off by using too many edits and putting things all together in one video/slideshow. Then I thought, I prefer seeing the pictures of remarkable shots/moves and just hearing the people talk.

The reason I chose the video of Jamie Wolff describing 'eggbeater' technique is because he actually shows us with his hands what the legs are doing beneath the water.

I'll upload the video I was putting together and you'll see, I think, that it was just too much going on. The piece looks cleaner and is easier to read the way it is.

Thanks for reading the article again. I presented it last night. I get the final grade today at 2:30. So far I've received A's on all projects so I am not too worried, but I am curious to see what she says about the layout and choices I made for audio interviews and video interviews.

It was a very interesting course and I learned a lot. I am delighted that I learned how to embed audio on wordpress and how to use audacity to edit audio as well.

I want to learn how to embed a slide show, like the one at the top of this home page, that looks very cool I think.
Re: Water Polo 101 by Loretto on 15 May 2012 1:10pm
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Re: Water Polo 101 by suzulu on 16 May 2012 3:42pm
Will try and read later.
Re: Water Polo 101 by Loretto on 16 May 2012 9:34pm
I got As in both American Literature and Digital Journalism. I'm delighted with that.
Re: Water Polo 101 by johnnyBgood! on 16 May 2012 10:49pm
Well done Loretto. I wouldn't have expected any less for you. :)
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