Archive for February 2012

Making the Cut: Final Cut Pro Update   Leave a comment

Luckily for me, Final Cut Pro is not a new application to work with. I have worked on small scale projects last year. Also, I have been going through a crash course for my Sports Documentary class this semester.

Tricks of the Trade

One reason that I like Final Cut Pro is because of my background with editing audio clips. I enjoy the challenge of taking various footage and mixing it together to make one concise project. Video editing is still fairly new to me so I am still working on perfecting my ability to cut precisely to make it all work out. I believe that my experience with other media editing software will help me trouble shoot any other problems I may face.


At the moment I do not have any major issues with using Final Cut PRo. I need to work on my patience and perfection skills since the editing is both visible and audible to the viewer. Mixing and matching is one thing I am working on but I feel that these skills will improve the more I use the software.

Personally, I do not have any other questions or concerns as I move forward with the project. I will continue to troubleshoot as I continue to work on the project.


Posted February 27, 2012 by dgreen19 in Uncategorized

The Price is Always Right at Saint Louis University   Leave a comment

The Show Goes On

The students entered Tegler auditorium wit a buzz of excitement that this building has not seen since the first days of the fall semester. On, Saturday, February 4th, the Saint Louis University Student Activity Board hosted its second annual “The Price Is Right” show. Professors should take note; students are drawn to game shows.

The doors opened at 8:30 and they did not close until over 180 students filled in to take their seats. Colin Hirsch, SLUs very own Bob Barker, had the crowd sitting on each word as he introduced famous games such as Plinko, Lucky 7, and Secret X.

Luke Yamnitz, SAB’s chair for “The Price Is Right” had this to say, “this event is going to be a tradition that I hope to see grow over my time at Saint Louis University.” Yamnitz, a first year student, has done a lot during his first six months at SLU. His involvement in SAB has provided a spark for the organization.

Transforming into a Television Legend

“It was about a month before the show when Luke approached me,” said Colin Hirsch, “I did not have any idea of my responsibilities, but Bob Barker has always been one of my favorite game show hosts.”

Hirsch took to the stage and did his best impression of Bob Barker. “Colin did a phenomenal job. The crowd was engaged the entire time.” Said Ana Sontag.  Sontag is in her first year working at Saint Louis University in the Student Involvement Center. She is the main advisor in charge of the Student Activity Board.

Hirsch, sporting a light blue blazer, watched episodes of “The Price is Right” to learn about the various games as well as to pick up on some of Barkers mannerisms.  “I wanted to make this as real as possible. I did my homework and I feel like it paid off.”

The Pay Off is Huge

The students were chosen at random to be contestants on “The Price is Right”. Each game offered a chance for students to win various prizes from snack foods to an iPod Nano. The best prize was saved for last and David Gaillardetz and Patrick Kotecki were the two finalists.

They both were bidding on a Florida Vacation. Unlike the show, the finalsists did not receive the vacation as their grand prize. The students were bidding for their chance to win a 46-inch flat screen television.

The suspense of the final showcase was made even larger when both contestants overbid and had to rebid.

And the retial price is…

The crowd was ready to burst with the excitement that ensued as the finalists placed their second bid. As Hirsch was revealing the retail price, Kotecki knew that he was going to be the winner.

Like a cannon ball being fired out of a canon Kotecki sprinted up the stairs to his cheering section and back down to hug Hirsch.

“I showed up half way through the show. I never thought I would be playing on “The Price is Right”.

SAB Events

The Student Activity Board offers numerous opportunities for students to have fun on-campus. They are responsible for the Fall and Spring concerts as well as various events such as “The Price is Right” and recently hosted a Valentine’s Day Dinner and a movie.

Be Involved, Be A Billiken

The Student Activity Board is always looking for more members. Their office is located on the second floor of the Busch Student Center. They are open to new members and any ideas for events. “SAB is always developing and the new students always provide a spark of new ideas,” said Sontag.

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Concert 4/19/2012

SLU's very own Bob Barker, Colin Hirsch, addresses the crowd.

Patrick Kotecki celebrates after winning the Final Showcase.

Grand Forest shows their building pride.

Posted February 20, 2012 by dgreen19 in Uncategorized