90 Second Classmate Interview — December 3, 2016

90 Second Classmate Interview

I interviewed Kyle Kinney from the Intramural Program for the 90 second classmate interview. I had a great time working with Kyle. He was energetic and a very easy person to interview. He was comfortable being in front of the camera and that ended up making me more comfortable and made the whole experience an enjoyable one.

Because Kyle was such a great partner to work with it made the whole process of the assignment go quickly. We only spent about an hour filming his interview. The editing of the interview was also much easier because Kyle is a very comfortable public speaker. This meant that there were very few awkward moments within the interview that required heavy editing. The interview flowed very easily and it required very little editing to make a comprehensive interview.

The one thing that made the project difficult was working with Adobe Premiere Elements in the Cleveland Hall computer lab. There were several times when I would attempt to add transitions to my interview and it would crash the program. This meant that I lost all the progress that I had made up to that point if I had not saved. This made me have to redo edits several times. The other problem that I had with Adobe Premiere Elements was that there were times that it would not save the progress that I had made even if I used the save button. I would think that my progress had been saved so I would close the program and I would come back a different day and all my progress would be gone.

Overall I had a great time working on this project with Kyle. I learned that he was from Alaska originally and moved to Miami before attending college in Southern California. The interview is embedded on this post below.

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Eagles Soar Through Pullman — September 5, 2016

Eagles Soar Through Pullman

This last Saturday, September 3 2016, the Washington State University (WSU) Cougars football team played the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Eagles football team. A detailed analysis of the game and all the statistics can be found at WSUCougars.com.

Coming into the game the Cougars were riding high after finishing off last season with a Hyundai Sun Bowl win after an 8-4 regular season. This high did not last long though, as the Cougars lost to the Eagles in the season and home opener in Pullman.

In the game, that finished 45-42 in Eastern’s favor, there were two very vertical offenses on display. WSU is famous for our air raid offense that involves throwing the ball around 40 to 50 times a game, at a minimum. Eastern had a very similar offense on display with their star wide receiver, Cooper Kupp, having most of the Eagles’ offense done through him.

Cooper Kupp turned out to be the puzzle that the Cougars’ defense could not seem to figure out. It seemed like every play that the Eastern offense played, Cooper Kupp was involved in some way. Whether he was catching passes down field or taking a hand off from the back field Kupp seemed unstoppable and he kept carving up the Cougar defense for huge gains.

The other major problem that the WSU team faced was penalties on offense. The offense was constantly backed up through false start and holding penalties that made it near impossible to consistently convert first downs. Not only did penalties make it difficult to get first downs, they also removed a touchdown from running back Jamal Morrow. As he was going into the endzone there was a holding penalty that negated the touchdown and ultimately the offense had to settle for a field goal that drive.

Overall it was a poor showing for the WSU football team. Hopefully this was just a first game slump and the team can come back and play at the level that they are expected to play at.

 

EWU vs. WSU
Photo by Jeff Nusser @NussCoug
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