The second day of Knoxville Fashion Week highlighted the creativity of relative newcomers to the fashion scene. The “Emerging Designers Runway” displayed some wonderful new fashions from the following:
You can get images from any of the events during Knoxville Fashion Week! Details are at the end of the post.
Whether I’m creating a single image, capturing many images and writing about them, or composing a film, I absolutely love to tell a story.
During Knoxville Fashion Week (Fall 2012), I was able to do just that by documenting the process of putting on a runway event! In fact, when I arrived at Knoxville Lighthouse, rockstar model Amber Borzotra pulled in right after me, so I followed much of her preparation process.
The event was the “Emerging Designers Runway,” which featured many up-and-coming area designers of clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. The featured designers included:
In the gallery slideshow above, you can see behind-the-scenes as normal girls are transformed to gorgeous runway models through hair, makeup, and wardrobe changes. Read more
Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee has a primary goal of ministering to college students on the University of Tennessee’s campus, which is roughly a mile away from the church.
To express the church’s college ministry effectively to new students and essentially explain “Who we are,” they wanted to create a promotional video that seamlessly integrated it’s core values and definition of church with testimony of what the ministry has done for current members.
If you want to know more about Calvary, visit their website.
Calvary’s approach to reaching college students has never waivered since they began 100 years ago, but they needed to really update their methods–especially online. Trying to convey all the aspects of a church ministry in an unscripted three-minute video is difficult, but I’m happy with the results and so is Calvary.
All of the testimony from the students interviewed was written by the students themselves. None of the work was scripted by myself. I felt that added a lot of authenticity and originality to what otherwise would be a crowded segment of church “about us” videos online.
Calvary is using this video to introduce new members to the church on their Facebook page.
- Producer: BEN MOSER
- Associate Producer: BILLY CRAWFORD
- Director: BEN MOSER
- Editor: BEN MOSER
- Director of Photography: BEN MOSER
- Music: “SMS [Shine]” by David Crowder*Band
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with 24-70mm f/2.8L lens in Knoxville, Tenn.
The full slideshow of photos from the event is located at the end of the story.
I remember showing up at my first UT football game as a photographer. Not a fan, student or band member, but with my mind focused on my goals for the next few hours and working to learn and accomplish those goals. I was impressed with how nice the facilities were, but it didn’t come as a surprise to me–this is Tennessee, an FBS (Division I) SEC program with a top-10 all-time winning percentage.
Money goes to what people care about most, and Volunteer football is a big-revenue operation. Neyland Stadium is one of the oldest, finest and largest stadiums in the country for a reason–people are fanatical about the cleated brethren that don the orange and white jerseys and hit the wooden sign that says “I will give my all for Tennessee today,” as they leave the locker room.
That locker room, by the way, was recently renovated and named for Peyton Manning after he made a $1 million contribution to the Neyland Stadium renovation project. According to UT’s website, Phase II of this plan alone was an estimated $27.4 million.
The media rooms that I’ve worked in on field level and in the press box are beautiful and spacious areas. They serve a pre-game meal, halftime meal, and snacks and pizza after the game to working members of the press. A similar routine occurs at men’s and women’s basketball games in Thompson Boling Arena. In addition, all media get parking passes near the venue, a storage area for gear, work space for writing/editing/uploading and dedicated athletic department personnel to help them solve problems and accomplish (most of ) their needs.
None of that exists at the Division III (DIII) level. Read more