At Preston Center Dance in Dallas, students learn the art of dance while also learning more about confidence and self-worth.
This is about a woman named Ashley Conklin, a woman who attended and worked at SMU in the past. She now works on her own with students that suffer with ADHD and other learning disabilities.
Take a trip on the wild side. The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary is home to over 20 big cats and other endangered wild animals whom have been abused and rescued from irresponsible owners. Learn more about this organization and their work to conserve natures most beautiful creations by clicking this Link to SoundSlide.
Brian Bolke opens Forty Five Ten‘s third store location in downtown Dallas, this remarkable four story building will serve as the company’s headquarters.
Dallas Animal Services wants to make Dallas a better and safer place for animals and the humans involved with them. It is a great place to get educated about animal and pet laws and safety precautions as well as to find a pet to adopt.
At the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, #NoDAPL has attracted hundreds of protesters. A few of them share their thoughts.
Over the past couple months, The Barre Code’s Design District studio has partnered with Klyde Warren Park to offer free, outdoor classes every Sunday. One of the last weeks, new instructor Bekah Joy Hull got the chance to lead her first public class.
Molly Ralph, a senior SMU student, describes her experience in a beginner’s piano class in Meadows.
The SMU Russian program offers native speakers and first-time learners a place to celebrate Russian culture.
Jingle Ball, hosted by iHeart Media and 106.1 KISS FM, kicked off the Holiday Season on November 29th at American Airlines Center. Fans of all ages gathered to hear Daya, Charlie Puth, Lukas Graham, Hailee Steinfeld, Meghan Trainor, the Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, and the Chainsmokers preform.
My audio slideshow is about SMU Best Buddies and the amazing work they do on campus, and featured is SMU Retail Club’s contribution to FASHIONABILITY.
Here is a gift store known as Unmistakably Molly located at 4346 Lovers Lane. The owners are mother Molly Barns and daughter Julianne Barns. Julianne is a class of 2015 SMU alum who recently reopened her family gift shop with her mother.
Homecoming week is a busy week SMU, especially for Hannah Smith who led Kappa Alpha Theta in the building of an Alaskan themed float.
SMU Pom Squad member Ashley Jo Zaccagnini tells the community why the squad is one of the community’s hidden gems.
The Transition Program at Highland Park High School provides valuable life skills to students with special needs who are making the transition from high school to the real world. With the help of Program Director, Yvette Cardenas, students run their own catering business called Scot’s Café while also attending internships and learning daily living skills.
Behind Every Door is a Dallas nonprofit that invests in local communities. Children from the area come to “Kids Club” everyday after school to get homework help and to learn both about art and God.
Kitchen LTO is a permanent pop-up restaurant in Deep Ellum. The restaurant changes their chef and artist every six months.
Equest has been helping adults and children with social, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding for over 35 years.
Peticolas Brewing Company is a humble craft brewery with simple ambition, making a major name for itself in DFW.
On SMU’s Multicultural Greek Council, SMU fraternity and sorority members create a small community of their own with their own traditions.
Southern Gentlemen is SMU’s oldest male A Cappella group. After four years in the making, the SoGents newest album is on the brink of its release.
The Belle Tones host the 2016 Spring Concert, an extra special last performance for the five seniors in the group.
Take a look behind the scenes at the SMU film summer program’s pre-production process as the work toward creating the feature-length film, Elsewhere, TX. The film is both written and directed by McHenry Taylor, a senior film student.
Behind Every Door is a Christian nonprofit seeking to transform lives in underserved neighborhoods. It holds a literacy and enrichment after school program at the Village Oaks Apartments in Dallas, TX.
The SMU Club Tennis team is a welcoming organization where players of all skill levels can play. The family like team is co-ed and practices every Tuesday and Thursday on the new courts behind the Residential Commons.
SMU’s Sing Song competition just completed its 28th consecutive year on campus. Five groups competed by putting on mini musicals based on this year’s theme: twisted fairytales.
Luxury Garage Sale recently participated in the SMU fashion show. Store manager, Madison Empting, talks more about what she expects to gain from the exposure and how LGS is different from its competitors.
Senior Blake Ann Seeker talks about her time on SMU Pom Squad. She proves that the team has much more to offer than glitter and smiles.
SMU Junior and Retail Club Exec Member, India Pougher, describes what it’s like to coordinate the Retail Club Fashion Show during SMU Fashion Week 2016.
Howdy Homemade, a small ice cream parlor on the Miracle Mile of Lovers Lane, is creating jobs for local special needs adults.
On Saturday April 23, 2016, Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Southern Methodist University hosted SAE Chili Cook-Off benefiting Marine Raider Foundation and Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity hosts their women’s intramural football tournament to raise money for their philanthropy, Read for Literacy.
Chief Bill Hoff of the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi Tribe speaks on his native Cherokee roots in the Big Bend Region of West Texas. Chief Bill believes the construction of a natural gas pipeline through the region will destroy the natural and spiritual habitat that he and his ancestors call home.
Packers fans pile in to Vernon’s Gastropub on game days hours before kick-off. Everyone wears green and gold and cheers for the same team.
An inside look at The SMU Mustang Band!
Enter the colorful world of Atama: a unique and progressive art gallery in Mockingbird Station. Owner Josh Ramirez and SMU senior Brynne Kuntz explain how Atama pushes the boundaries for artistic mediums and proves that toys are not just for kids.
Stampede is SMU’s only coed a cappella group. The student organizations sings around campus and Dallas.
Deepa Liegel is a junior dance major at SMU. Her passion for life emanates both on and off of the stage. While the dance program has been challenging, it’s helped her grow in various ways.
At the SMU Hip Hop Club, students of all skill levels come together to enjoy hip hop dance and each other’s company every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and every other Saturday at 11 a.m.
Mustang EMS (emergency medical service) is an SMU student organization that has taught and certified 38 SMU students in CPR/AED response (cardio-pulmonary response & automated external defibrillator) in less than one year.
Adelmo’s restaurant has been serving the Dallas community with Italian cuisine since 1989. Now the Banchetti family plans to move from their current Uptown location, but promise to continue serving the same great food locals have come to love, with their same charismatic staff where ever they end up.
Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches to communities in need.
At Park Cities Studios and the Dallas Conservatory, CEO Jacqueline Porter leads ballerinas to their dreams and keeps the DFW area entertained with classes ranging from vocal technique and acting to fitness and hip-hop and acro class.
The Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden stands as one of the oldest modern art galleries in Dallas.
SMU’s newest broadcast news show, The Look, bring fashion the fashion media program and the journalism program together. Each week a show is produced featuring only content from the students in the class.
The Rory Meyers Children’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum is a place for children to experience nature and learn while having fun.
On the Buzz Bike, passengers observe the sights and sounds of downtown Dallas.
The Victims is an improv comedy troupe for the Alternative Comedy Theatre that performs in many Dallas venues as well as across the country.
Steel City Pops is the first pop shop for Dallas.
Luis Veloz traveled across the nation filming a documentary with Univision about the issues with healthcare and what is being done to fix them.
Dolly Python is one of the most celebrated vintage stores, and houses over 30 antique consignors. The owner, Gretchen Bell, founded the store in 2007, and counts Erin Wasson and Poppy Delevigne as customers.
At Café Momentum, Chad Houser works to create delicious cuisine with a purpose. His restaurant is staffed by young non-violent offenders who have spent time in Dallas juvenile facilities. He wants to give them a second chance.
The Wild Detectives is a coffee shop meets bar meets bookstore located in the hip Bishop Arts District. It was opened by two Spaniards who met in Ireland and decided to relocate to Texas. The shop sells books and records from local artists and features beer from local breweries.
All Star Equestrian Horse Farm specializes in therapeutic horse riding. They welcome all riders from autistic children and adults to veterans with PTSD, and they do it with open hearts and caring attitudes.
Rudolph’s Market and Sausage Factory has been a Dallas favorite since 1895. The family owned business is currently run and operated under its third-generation owners, Richard and Brandon Andreason.
Willie Baronet, an SMU advertising professor, speaks on his art and what inspires his creative process.
At Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, Executive Chef Scott Townend uses his background in classical French cuisine, and his love for food to run one of Dallas’s most prestigious restaurants, and it’s not a job for everyone.
Josey Records is the new 15,500 square foot home to hundreds of thousands new and used vinyls, tapes, 45’s, and more. JT Donaldson, one of Josey’s founders, shares some history behind the store’s opening as well as their plans for the future, proving that vinyl is back and here to stay.
:05 – WFAA Anchor John McCaa records a teaser for the 10 p.m. newscast.
:10 – WFAA Sports Anchor Dale Hansen reads the updates for the day’s sports and Floor Director Bill Sons readies the next camera.
:14 – Cameraman Dode Vigley adjusts his rundown before it’s time to go on the air.
:19 – Cameraman Jared Phillips adjusts his camera and Sons gets ready to cue the anchors for the start of the show.
:24 – McCaa waits patiently for the commercial break to be over.
:29 – Producer Jenny Lyon and Director John Rios anticipate the D-block and review the CGs for the next story.
:38 – Sons checks how much time is left before Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus delivers his weather forecast.
:44 – McCaa and co-anchor Cynthia Izaguirre read the opening stories for the 10 p.m. newscast.
:48 – Delkus teases his weather forecast outside of WFAA’s Victory Plaza Studio.
:52 – The on-air talent converse with each other, while the floor director cues the next camera for TV.
:58 – Delkus educates the viewing public about the weather to come.
1:09 – Sons crosses off a story on his rundown.
1:12 – McCaa and Izaguirre check their scripts for upcoming stories.
1:16 – Vigley and Phillips converse before the commercial break is over.
1:22 – The crew gets ready for the end of the newscast and Hansen’s sports update.
1:28 – McCaa and Izaguirre react to a joke told by Sons and get ready to end the newscast.
1:36 – The talent of the 10 p.m. newscast react to a joke told by Delkus.
1:41 – Hansen delivers the updates from Moyal and ends his sports segment.
1:45 – Sons alerts the talent where to look next.
1:51 – Lyon and Rios look over the details of the script for the 10 p.m. newscast.
1:54 – Sons counts down the time until the 10 p.m. newscast is over.
1:56 – Rios brings in the final CGs for the newscast and takes a 2-shot of McCaa and Izaguirre.
1:59 – Sons takes off his headset and heads out the door after a successful night of delivering the news.
ArtLoveMagic is a nonprofit organization that encourages kids and adults to tap into their creative side through the arts. This fall, the group hosted a Dia de los Muertos art show for the Dallas community.
Black Friday has been around for years. However this year, it came a little early as some stores (like this best buy) opened there doors on Thanksgiving day.
Klayton Mai is a MMA fighter in Dallas. He holds a 6-1 record and hopes to get into the UFC soon. Along with fighting, Mai is also a snake breeder.
The Texas Theatre is a one- screen movie theatre with historical value.
Green Grocer is an intimate health-food market that sells locally grown organic and non-GMO produce.
Class Guitar at Southern Methodist University gives students with zero to several years of guitar experience the opportunity to learn and perfect their skills.
At Evolution Auto Concepts, owner Ryan Rafie helps his customers bring their custom automotive ideas to life.
Deno Shoe Repair has been repairing the shoes of Park Cities and Dallas customers for over 45 years. When customers enter the shop it’s as if they’ve gone back in time to the “old world” where craftsmen were artists.
The Ramblin’ Rounds is a round dancing class that meets every Tuesday night in the Granger Recreation Center in Garland Texas.
Sleeping Lizzards is a Denton home decor and handcrafted goods store that is 20 years old. But, owners Beth Klein and Roxanne Clark never intended for it to last this long.
Julie and John Board founded JD’s Chippery many years ago, and it is now one of the most popular bakeries in Dallas. Here is a look inside the famous shop.
SMU Mustang Mavericks, SMU’s first and only country Western stunt dancing team, has exciting plans for the upcoming year.
SMU Quarterback, Garrett Krstich has started in several games this season. From walking on his freshman year to starting his senior year Krsitch has improved tremendously.
SMU’s all-male acapella group, Southern Gentlemen, rehearses for upcoming performances, such as Celebration of Lights.
Located in Deep Ellum, Akola Project’s new flagship store uses jewelry to help change the lives of women in poverty. Each piece of jewelry has a unique story and a significant meaning to the project.
At Body Bar Studios, instructor Madison Glendenning teaches Pilates on a daily basis to clients eager to enhance their core strength and stability.
Grisham Farms is a petting zoo in McKinney, Texas that caters towards adults and children with special needs.
Most college basketball fans have heard of Emmanuel Mudiay, the former Dallas point guard who took his talents overseas. But very few know that Emmanuel has an older Jean-Michael Mudiay brother who plays basketball for SMU.
Oak Cliff Bike Company in the Bishop Arts district serves the community with all their cycling needs.
Dallas non-profit Bridge Lacrosse is introducing lacrosse to South and West Dallas in an effort to create student leaders and break the sport’s upper-class stereotype.
City Surf Fitness combines intense surfing and close-knit fitness classes located in Uptown Dallas.
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California released three rehabilitated sea lions into the ocean on March 30. A large crowd gathered for the emotional goodbye.
Serving award-winning burgers since 1951, Burger House not only offers great food, but also a family-friendly environment for all customers.
The Lone Star Circus School offers an alternative to traditional fitness routines and is an excellent outlet for creativity.
My audio slideshow covers Abounding Prosperity, a non-profit organization in South Dallas that focuses on the prevention of HIV amongst gay black men and those who live in South Dallas.
SMU’s Relay For Life brings together cancer survivors and supporters.
SMU is making changes to its curriculum for the incoming class of 2015. One of the changes involves the limiting of Choices 2 classes available for students.
Off the busy of McKinney Ave. in Uptown sits a unique setting for coffee lovers of all types. Crooked Tree Coffee House is one-of-a-kind due to several reasons.
Oil and Cotton offers art classes, art supplies and studio space for artists in the Tyler Davis Arts District in Oak Cliff.
At age 74, world champion boxer Curtis Cokes continues to coach the next generation of boxers.
Historic burger joint Keller’s Hamburgers opened in the summer of 1965, and it’s been a Dallas favorite ever since.
Watch the sauciest of fights take place at the Texas Tomato Battle!
Ssahm BBQ gourmet food truck is a must for Dallas foodies.
SMU alum of 2002, Jana Mathena, opened her dream sports clothing boutique during some of the worst economic times.
Psychadelic Drum Jam at Across The Street Bar
Recycled Books in Downtown Denton is thriving in a bad economy.
Society Bakery whips up new flavors this holiday season
Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village in the Dallas Arboretum brings a classic fairytale to life.
Run On! Dallas partners with Back On My Feet
Blue Eye Brown Eye owner and creator Lauren Essl makes print and paper lines through the use of a letterpress and other tools.
Many dogs and cats are given a second chance at life with the help of Paws in the City.
It’s a bus, it’s a store, it’s the Vintagemobile! Come shop on the bus!
Step inside the Dowdy Studio Wagon and meet the creative couple behind this unique mobile shop.
We’re getting to the point where it’s time to come up with a specific, cohesive plan for your audio slideshow. Over the next week or two, we’ll be refining your storytelling structure through storyboarding.
We’ll spend most of today’s class in group critique sessions of five audio slideshows. But first, I wanted to pass along these organizational tips from Jen Friedberg, a multimedia journalist who previously spoke to SMU Digital Journalism classes:
AUDIO SLIDESHOW GAME PLAN
(Jen Friedberg, star-telegram.com)
1. Decide what the angle of your story is. You should be able to state this in 3 words and one of those words should be a verb.
e.g. Camels carry people
At most, it should take a short sentence to explain your angle.
2. Keeping your topic in mind, do a pre interview and get an idea of what the person is going to say. This might be informal, just a conversation.
3. Pick 3 or 4 questions to record. This keeps the amount of audio you have to wade through down. Re-ask those questions on tape in a quiet place. If there is an event going on, you may have to move your subject elsewhere.
4. With an idea on what your audio will say, start shooting.
5. If there is a live event associated with your piece, collect natural or ambient sound (background noise) at the event – at least a minute or two that you can use later sort of as a soundtrack. Try to get sounds that go along with the pictures you are taking. You can layer this in under your primary interview.
This is not un-ethical. It’s like using a flash.
6. Shoot a lot, especially detail (close-up) photos. Plan to have your photos stay up for 5-7 seconds max. So, if you’re doing a 1:30 piece, that’s 18 photos.
Also, get shots of your subject – people want to see who is speaking.
Plan to ID your main subject with a lower-third – this can save valuable time because the subject doesn’t have to take audio time to introduce himself.
If it is impossible to show a picture of your subject when he/she starts speaking, your lower-third can say “Voice of XXX”
7. Edit your audio together in a way that it tells the story. If you get really stuck, use text slides – especially if you want to present complicated facts or figures.
8. Select your photos and arrange them so they make sense with the audio. Try timing the pictures to the words. Don’t have each one play for the same amount of time.
The M-line trolley system in Uptown Dallas features restored antique trolleys on some of Dallas’s original trolley tracks. Volunteer trolley engineers and drivers make sure the trolleys are able to run and work in the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority garage off of McKinney Avenue.
Here shows the events and reaction to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on November 19, 2010.
Milo Muniz, a freelance photographer and musician, talks about life as an artist and the formation the Canton Street Co-op in Deep Ellum; a place for emerging artists to share their work.
Mr. Serrano, a teacher at Dallas ISD school Sam Houston Elementary, explains how the school maintains an upstanding learning environment in a time of an American education crisis with much thanks to their principal, Oscar Nandayapa.
Celebrating 125 years with Dr. Pepper and going inside the Dr. Pepper plant in Irving, Texas.
White Rock Lake is a destination for ducks, dogs, runners and bikers.
Students from a diverse range of backgrounds come together to dance with the SMU Hip Hop Dance Team .
Less than ten miles away from the SMU campus is Vickery Meadow, a refugee home. To help educate the young children that are new to America, SMU students run an after school program. Learn more about the program from co-founder Drew Konow.
Freddie Robertson is one of the homeless in Dallas who has utilized the Bridge, a downtown homeless center.
SMU students start up a new organization on campus: the African Student Association (ASA).
A closer look at the Dallas Morning News printing plant in Plano, Texas.
Queen of tanning SMU sorority girls, Claudia Rotariu spray tans girls at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
Trigg Burrage is a junior at SMU… and he’s also a magician.
School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas is directed by SMU alumnae, Lindsay Bowman. Among the many forms of dance offered at CBD, tap dancing seems to be quite the hit with adults. Bowman and her staff have worked hard to ensure they have a solid adult program in an environment that is fun and welcoming for adults coming in for evening classes.
Miguel Rivera an undocumented worker from El Salvador talks about the struggles he faces in America.
Billi Bonze Bathhouse and Boutique is a dog grooming salon located off of Lovers Lane. It was created by Margaret and Bill Mason in 1997.
The Dallas Tap Dazzlers are a group of women over the age of 45 who are still finding ways to be active by tapping and dancing their way through the city of Dallas.
Nicolle Keogh visits with the Texas Honeybee Guild at the White Rock Farmer’s Market to learn about their advocacy for the honeybees (and view their tasty products.)
The SMU Zeta Phi Beta sorority teaches SMU Panhellenic sororities how to “step” for the Second Annual Step Show on October 23. The goal was to tear down barriers between different Greek organizations and promote Greek unity.
A usual story with an unusual type of character- the young bodybuilder Jonathan Irizarry.
Dog & Kitty City, Dallas’ first no-kill shelter hosts a dozen dogs and a couple hundred cats. Kennel assistant Roger Townley speaks about his experience at the shelter and what it means to him.
James Dunlap is the caretaker for all the trees on SMU’s beautiful campus. Work is not just work for Dunlap, but fun, passion, and dedication.
Sculptor and SMU student Michael Christopher creates beautiful massive metal sculptures while appreciating his education and love for his work.
Sonar Lights is a local band that embraces a brand of heavy rock mostly associated with the post-grunge era of alternative rock. Sonar Lights recently released there first EP that is now available on iTunes. You can catch Sonar Lights next performance on December 10th at Tom Cats in Fort Worth.
The Plot Against Hunger at the Our Savior Community Garden is part of the Gardeners in Community Development, a Heifer International-sponsered organization in Dallas, TX.
At the garden, community members learn to grown their own organic vegetables. Other community members volunteer at the garden to help harvest crops.
Half of the garden’s harvest goes to the Pleasant Grove Food pantry across the street. In this way, GICD has found a way to bring people together for the betterment of the community – learning new trades and feeding those in need.
Billy G. Dewbre, also known as “Wild Bill,” is the owner of Wild Bill’s Western Store in Dallas’ historic West End District.
Jenny Grumbles opened Uptown Country in Snider Plaza four years ago. The store sells antique furniture, paintings and accessories for your home.