Seeing as it is in fact the 25th anniversary of the Science Bowl. Another reporter at my paper and I have decided to go more in-depth and do a multimedia piece. Right now I’m converting video from the original season to a digital format and delving into our photo archives. We’re also planning to interview Mr. Z (the super special magical host) and possibly some of the show’s alumni.
In the mean time here’s an up-to-date bracket of this year’s season, some behind the scenes images, and a QTVR of the studio.
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Mr. Z, the shows magical host for the past 25 years, tells the teams the clue behind Zoo Parade for 25pts.
Between each show the school’s names and each of the student’s names are arranged on placards with magnetic letters (making it easy to correct any misspellings)!
The Elementary School Science Bowl bracket as it stands on December 15, 2010. Schools that are automatically promoted to the semi-final rounds performed well in last year’s contest.
I spent the last two days shooting the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. If you don’t know about the Relays, they are the largest and longest running track meet in the nation. For track and field people, they are kind of a big deal. There are races for everyone from elementary schoolers to seniors. Even Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, was there (I’ll try to include a pic of him in Part 2 of this series)! Below is a QTVR from my second day.
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I recently had the pleasure of spending two afternoons with the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation of Riverdale, MD. My first trip was to simply capture a few stills to accompany an Arts & Entertainment article but after meeting all of the welcoming, vibrant personalities and listening to the amazing people the atmosphere spoke to me. One word: MULTIMEDIA!
Below you’ll find the Quicktime Virtual Reality (QTVR) I created. Click once to load the video then click and drag to transport yourself around the scene. To listen to the musicians play and hear a bit of history from the organization founders, click the link below. Note: it is a large file and will take a moment to load.
I recently got a tour of the new civic center in DTSS. Below is a QTVR of the construction site showing the new building in relation to the ice skating pavilion (or at least where the ice skating pavilion will be) and a still image from that shoot.
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**The Silver Spring Civic Center opened in July 2010 as scheduled. Click here to view HDRs and panoramas of the new facility at its grand opening**
SO MUCH snow! A QTVR of a street in my Silver Spring, Four Corners neighborhood.
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