Tour DE Laramie

For my multi media final, I was assigned to do a promotional video for an event. I was to record footage on my smartphone and then edit the footage to be promotional for whatever event I chose. I chose to do Tour do Laramie because I was going to attempt to do the tour myself this year. The tour de Laramie, is where college kids do a bar crawl on bikes while wearing funny outfit, and drinking a ton!

What a fun time

I enjoyed the tour! It was surprisingly easy! everyone started the tour at 3:30 pm, and me and my Friends finished at 7:30, just behind one group. making a promotional video for the event was a blast as well, it gave me something to do in between dead time. It was also a great way to meet new people.

If I could of done things differently, I would have not done the tour, tho it was a blast, most of my footage was terrible due to drinking way to much. Also, I interviewed people, but the interviews were in the bar, so it was loud, and not to mention nobody took the interviews seriously. That is Why I chose to leave out the interviews from my end product.

I love video, and if I could find a future job, where I could get paid to make videos, I would be a very happy man. I could do PR stuff and advertising, or I could just make it big in the movie business, who knows!

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Live Tweet Experience!

The live tweeting experience was exiting, as well as difficult. I had to go to a second event just to get it right. The first event I went to was a live band at the gardens of the union. I found myself forgetting to use hashtags and misspelling words. Its hard to tweet professionally, because it seems like such an unprofessional platform, as well as all the noise and people around you.

I chose to do the promotional stance on tweeting, mostly because I figured that I would accidentally promote if I was to do the journalistic approach. It also just made sense to promote live bands than to just get the news story. I really enjoyed watching the bands and having a reason to be there watching the bands. I didn’t like being at the event by myself, and talking to strangers so I could get quotes in my live tweet. What supersized me was that live tweeting is actually pretty hard, I have never tweeted before this, but there is some thought that goes into tweeting for sure. If I were to have done things differently, I would have practiced live tweeting several times beforehand so I could have gotten the hang of it. In the future, I could see myself using social media to promote events. If i had a job where I was in charge of events for say a college, social media would be the best means as far as getting a turn out!


Best 6 happy hours in Laramie!

This blog post takes you on an adventure of the top 6 bars in Laramie to be at during happy hour. The bars were ranked by myself personally, along with a friend of mine, Marty Thoman, a UW alumni that is very picky when it comes to food and bars. We went to each and every bar in Laramie (except a few we knew wouldn’t make the cut) and sat down and took notes. We ranked the bars overall vibe, cost, location, food, drinks and function during the typical happy hour times from 3 to 8 pm. Some bars were docked for their price, wile some were docked for being too crammed. This post is tailored to anyone that enjoys cheap drinks and good times. This blog is for people that like to be laid back while they drink, if you are looking for a big party scene, then this blog post isn’t for you and you should just stick to the buck. Hopefully you enjoy this read, and check out a few of the bars on the list.

# 6 Born in a Barn

The local watering hole with some of the most off the wall burgers and wings you will ever try! one of their wings is PB’n’J flavor!

Born in the bar makes the list because of its
$2 off of single well drinks, and $3 off of double well drinks, as well as their unique and tasty food options. The bar does not get a spot higher than 6 due to the size and atmosphere of the bar. The bar is more of a restaurant, with not much room to mingle or hang out. There is nothing unique about the bar, and the crowed is mediocre at best. I’d suggest to go to this bar during happy hour if you are going on a date, or if you are catching up with an old friend. My friend Marty says that he loves the food, and the people not so much.

http://borninabarn307.com

# 5 The crowbar

The Saloon with the best Pizza in town, and a giant portrait of Bill Murray from the movie “The Life Aquatic”.

Me and Marty love the atmosphere of the bar, the bar titled Crowbar has both crow decor as well as crowbar decor, which I really enjoy the irony. This is another location that is best suited for small groups of people or date nights. Their happy hour is $1 off any drink, which is really a mediocre deal. This classy western style bar ranks 5th due to their amazing food and the over all feel of the bar.

http://thecrowbarandgrill.com

# 4 3rd street bar

The tiny poke pride bar, where you can find super cheap and strong drinks and University of Wyoming professors or alumni.

This place is poppin! They have the best deals in town, being buy one drink, get one half off, not to mention that their drinks are stiff! Tho the bar has the best deals and the biggest crowd, they are ranked 4th due to it being too crowded and the feel of the bar is just kind of generic in my opinion. I would have ranked #3rd street even lower, but Marty loves this place, and claims that its the best place for mingling with good people in town, we settled at 4th place due to the size if the bar, making it sometimes to hectic.


https://m.facebook.com/thirdstreetbar7220

#3 Front Street Tavern

The hipster tavern with amazing bartenders and good vibes all around.

This bar has the same happy hour deal as crowbar that ranked 5th, but this bar beats crowbar due to the overall environment. This place is a very comfortable bar to hang our at, and the bartenders are super nice and laid back. The drinks are also super stiff, and the tavern just has a cool western feel to it. Legend has it that the tavern was a brothel back in the 20’s and 30’s, and the history shows in the interior of the bar. Marty says the the place is a little too hipster for him, though he does love the interior and thinks that if it were not for the crowd, he could place the bar at #1.


https://www.facebook.com/sweetmelissacafe

# 2 O’dwyers public house

The Irish Pub with the same Regulars most every night.

This dive bar is the perfect regular bar, the people there are real and the food is amazing. the building in my opinion is one of the coolest in town, with the round doorways and the overall structure. the happy hour deals are 2 dollar pints of your choice of 20 different beers on tap. They always have amazing craft brews on tap, along with cheap food during happy hours as well. Marty ranked this place #1 saying “I feel like this bar isn’t trying to be anything that its not, good food, good people and its never too crowed or too dead, you know what to expect. The main reason why I decided that this bar fell short from number one is that is is so far away from downtown, making hoping to the next bar less convenient.


http://www.odwyerslaramie.com

# 1 The Library sports bar and grill

The Library you can get drunk and watch sports with friends at.

Sitting at #1 is the library. This bar brews its own amazing beers, and has solid food. The library used to be in the location of O’dwyers at #2, and moved to a downtown location putting them at #1. The sports bar has a friendly atmosphere and a unique idea with a library decor around the bar. Upstairs you can play pool or Foosball, in an atmosphere that feels like home. Marty agrees that the bar is solid and has a little bit of everything, and the fact that they brew there own beer is enough to push them to #1.


http://thelibrarybrewery.com
Check out the google my maps for the locations!

I hope you enjoyed the list, and I hope you check out these great locations! I had a lot of fun during the research of this blog. The research just consisted of drinking and eating apps, but it was still a great time, and I am glad I have my go to bars on lock now.

Traveling Taelor

Taelor expands her knowledge in the library, where she spend a lot of her time.

Tealors full INTERVIEW about her time spent outside the country, I know its way too long, But she had some very interesting things to say.


Taelors amazing story about her life of travel!

SUMMED UP IN TWO MINUETS!

Taelor Nielsen, 19 years old.

Taelor is an International Studies and Arabic major at the University of Wyoming, with amazing plans for the future. She truly is someone that sees the beauty in life and exploration.

Being used to using different technology in the past, recording and editing this podcast wound up being difficult. I wish I would have gave myself more time, and realized how much of a learning curve it takes to change software. It has been a good 4 years since I have messed with audio, and it was refreshing to get to do it again.

I have learned just how quickly you loose the skills of working with audio. To be honest, I went into this assignment A little cocky, Because I used to have my own Morning Radio show every day and make 5 PSA’s a week. I used to have to get a interview piece ready for the Radio once a week as well. However, that was four years ago, and I haven’t had any practice since. I was lost and frustrated, Because It wasn’t as easy as it used to be. I was also supersized how fast 5 minuets can go by! when I was doing the interview, I wasn’t paying attention to time, but I had a feeling that I wasn’t even going to make it to 5 minutes, and it wound up being 12. This assignment both humbled me, and taught me a ton!

If I were to get a second chance, I would defiantly Interview Taelor again, I think she was an interesting person to interview, however, I wish I would have thought about it, and prepared more before I did the interview.

When I graduated with my Radio Broadcasting Associates, My thoughts were that I had to work for a radio station. Though I loved being on the radio, Making PSA’s, Liners, and having my own morning show, I decided that I would branch out and do something else. Since taking this class I realized all of the job opportunity’s that could go into audio. Making podcasts to put on a web page of students talking about their experience at their university, would be great help in my hopefully future job in recruitment. This assignment taught me that audio isn’t just for radio.

Espresso yourself at the stem building!

Bagels, coffee, and sandwiches will now be available in the stem building!

The second “Einstein Bros” in the state of Wyoming coming to Laramie! The first Einstein bros, is at the top of the state in Powell Wyoming. The Einstein bros was scheduled to open on march first, but still has not opened due to getting behind schedule. The bagel and coffee shop will be located in the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility. The building is the new chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and computer science building on the University of Wyoming campus. The building was built in 2016, and they already are updating the building with adding a coffee bagel shop in the main lobby.

The Coffee shop will be located in an area with a lot of student foot traffic, as well as a location where students study, Koalten Hatfield, student worker at the front desk of the stem building talks about how hes stoked for it to open. he stats ” A coffee and bagel place is being built right by my work, of course i’m exited.” He goes on to talk about how he was asked to fill out a survey on what area of the lobby they should put the coffee shop. he says ” they were thinking about putting it on the other side of the lobby, but i’m glad they put it over there, it makes a lot more sense.

Tyler Tashima, Sociology major, says that hes going to at least try the Einstein bros out once. he goes on to say ” I’ve ate at one before, and I remember it being good, If I really like it, I could see me getting a bagel before my class I have in the Ag building once a week.”

Cassie Heikkila, criminal justice major, expresses that she might try it, but its kind of out of the way. she says ” I’m pretty loyal to elements, and plus i’m rarely in the stem building, so I don’t think ill ever get coffee there.

The coffee shop is being built on the new upcoming side of the university. Right next to the stem building is the new engineering building, that is almost done with construction, and on the other side of the Stem building will be the new science initiative building in the future. The University Of Wyoming is growing fast and the new Einstein Bros is just a small stepping stone for the future of the university.

Studying Hard

Civil Engineer Major Chris finds doing his homework in the Wyoming Union late at night to be one of the more relaxing places on campus due to the lack of people.

Getting her sweat on!

Zenaida Huretta running on the treadmill closest to the wall, is trying to get back in shape, as she hopes to compete in some 5 ks this spring. She finds half acre to be a great place to work out as its free for her since shes a student, as well as convenient.

Whiskey slapped!

The whiskey slaps played an amazing show last Thursday in the gardens on the UW campus. the crowed loved their performance. They played a mixture of country, progressive rock, and bluegrass. their are shows every Thursday night in the gardens for Studio Wyo.

Takes two to Tango

The square dance RSO learning some new moves last Tuesday night. This group meets every Tuesday at around 6 to practice new dance moves.

Chill zone!

People gathering around a fire to enjoy company and beer, at the annual poker run event held up in centennial. These crazy cooks dress up in costumes and hike or ski down the centennial mountain together wile stopping at fires to drink beer and have a good time.

This assignment was very hard, as many people do not like their photos being taken, I also found it hard to get the confidence to walk up and take peoples photos. I think this assignment would have been easier if I had a professional camera, because then people might have taken me more seriously.

Creative Devices Through Photography

“Through the table top”

The first photograph “Through the table top” was taken at the University of Wyoming’s Conservatory. The photo uses symmetry and patterns first and foremost. Because I took the snapshot near to the table the swirls in the counter are highlighted. It’s much more pleasing than if it was a meek wide shot of the table. It is pleasing to look at the designs on the table, but after you see that, you notice the white chair below as well at the green plant. The photo also has color and depth of field in its creative devices.

“The Color Condo”

This photo with enjoyable hue and obscurities was taken on the north side of Laramie in a nice neighborhood by the High School. The Photograph was intended to use the creative device of color, as the different colors in each of the buildings balance together well. The photo also uses the rule of thirds device, as the bottom of the photo is where all the action is at.

“Vandal Park”

“Vandal Park” was taken at the skate park north of town. the creative device envisioned for this photo was depth of field, as the first thing you see is the up-close graffiti barrier followed by the park behind it. This photo also used color, framing and leading lines. The color works well, as the wall is vibrant while the park is not. Leading lines is shown by the shadows, sidewalk and graffiti.

“Succulent Central”

Succulent Central was intended to show Framing as the vase that the plant is in clearly borders the plant in the photo, though this picture has most every other creative device in it. This photo has color with the rocks, leading lines with the chicken wire counter and depth of field as first you see the flower, then the rocks followed by the table.

“Alluring Aurora”

“Alluring Aurora” was taken outside of my bedroom window one morning before class. This photo shows rule of thirds as the trees take up the bottom and right parts of the photo and the sky takes up the rest. Color is another device that this picture uses as the sunrise is full of it.

This class assignment was very enjoyable, and I was rather surprised by how hard it was. Taking a pleasant photo is a lot harder than one would think. I was also amazed by how much fun I had doing this project and how much I learned by doing so. I wish I would have prepared more when shooting my photos. I kind of just took photos whenever I saw something that looked interesting through out the week, but I wish I would have set hours and hours of time to just taking photos.