The Media School

Archive for ‘Media’

Bloomington’s independent music community is as vibrant as ever

April 19th, 2018 No comments

When Eric Deines chose to attend Purdue University to study psychology, he assumed his college experience would be the same no matter where he went to school. He’d always loved music and assumed Lafayette and Bloomington had similar scenes. It wasn’t until his freshman year that he realized his mistake.

“What I did figure out pretty soon is that like, ‘Holy shit, Bloomington is where all the good music goes,’” he said. “That’s when I was just so mad at what school (I chose).”

Read More

IU production stage manager Trevor Regars believes art symbolizes humanity

March 29th, 2018 No comments

Trevor Regars’s office is located next to a conference room on fourth floor of the Musical Arts Center. After taking the red elevator, walking through the color-rich corridor, he showed up in casual clothes, shaking hands politely, eyes and voice full of vitality, offering clues toward his passion for theatre work.

“I’m really passionated about theatre, opera and performance,” He said. “In general, I think arts are really important for a culture, for a society. Arts would give us humanity, without the arts, what are we other culture?”

Read More

Personal experience shows difficulty differentiating when interviewees have similar thoughts

March 27th, 2018 No comments

My experiences during the person on the street reporting assignment were not too challenging, although I did face a few obstacles. My beat is health and fitness, so I wanted to focus my person on the street story on the trend of fitness boutique studios, primarily in the Bloomington community. I wanted to know if community members knew what these studios were, and if they noticed an increase of them in Bloomington. Additionally, I wanted to find out what they thought was driving the trend.

I didn’t face any problems finding diversity in my interviewees, as Bloomington is a diverse community. I interviewed a student from China, a Bloomington native and a brother and sister from northern Indiana. All of the people I interviewed had similar things to say about the trend of fitness studios, which was helpful for the topic of my story, but made differentiating the quotes tricky.

Read More

Interviewing strangers: plan ahead

March 27th, 2018 No comments

The most important thing that I learned from conducting random interviews for a person on the street story about the influence of rap music on its listeners, is that you must plan for everything. Poor weather, non-complying potential interview subjects and unexpected technical difficulties are all not only possible, but likely when conducting interviews on the street.

The only real way to combat these issues is to plan ahead. Unfortunately, I had to learn this the hard way.

Read More

Building confidence when interviewing strangers on the street

March 27th, 2018 No comments

This is my first time to interview local people in Bloomington about my project. I held the camera and recorder wandering on the third street. It was a sunny Sunday that many people were walking on the street.

Unfortunately, I wrote this story twice. Because firstly I only focused on the college students of the depression. it was not belongs to the local community. The second time I tried to find out local citizens to enrich my project.

Read More

Buskirk-Chumley film festival reflects resident’s enthusiasm towards theatre and art

March 1st, 2018 No comments

The 16th annual PRIDE Film Festival at Buskirk-Chumley Theater last month provided more opportunities for residents to connect with LGBTQ+ community experiences, according to random interviews on Kirkwood Avenue on Feb. 14, 2018.

PRIDE Film Festival promotes the LGBTQ+ community through screening short-films, talkbacks and programs.

Read More

One the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 15th, 2018 No comments


Jan. 31, 2018

Jill Disis, CNN

According to the Box Office Mojo, “Star Wars” was the most popular movie during 2017. Its total box office is higher than the combination of all other best pictures nominees $2 million. “That was is: You were number one in Hollywood,” said by senior box office analyst Jeff Bock.

Read More