Video Project

This week’s assignment was to create a short video. We were given a script and then had to go out and shoot some B-Roll. This was the most funny part of the work and in the end we had several footage. Unfortunately, we didn’t adjust the white balance, so all of our material had a weiterlesen…

Tell a story in five pictures

The assignment for week 7 was to tell a story in five pictures. In my opinion, this assignment was pretty easy, because we could choose people we know and arrange them in a story, we want to tell. Finding a story was no problem for me. I chose a story that included two rather difficult weiterlesen…

How to communicate climate change?

Last week, we discussed what the most efficient and proper way could be to write about science and especially climate change. Could local newspapers implement science news even, if they could not pay (or attract) a science journalist? How to represent proportions properly when discussing controversies? How to respond to climate change deniers? Are catchy weiterlesen…

Yes and No

Our second photo-assignment challenged me more than the first one: We should ask at least ten people, if we can photograph them. As a result, we should have at least five people saying „No“ and five saying „Yes“. In my opinion, this was a very effective rule, because even if we meet a person saying weiterlesen…

Capture the scene

Last week we were assigned to go out and took pictures of a „scene“. My first thought was: Wow, this is a pretty funny and easy assignment. But then it turned out that it was much more difficult than I had imagined. Mainly, because it was raining on my „event-day“ and I would not shot weiterlesen…

About a baby – or: The day of the dead mouse

It was cold, when we wake up this morning and we got a good sense of how fall will feel up here in the mountains. My husband was still asleep, but my little daughters wanted to make breakfast, so I peeled off my warm and comfort bed. When we were entering the living room, I weiterlesen…

Moose-um

This morning, a moose crossed the street on our way down to Boulder. For me, this was a „wow“-moment, I had never seen a free-living moose before. Neither had my family. „Why was there a moose,“ asked my daughter. Hmmh, yes, why was there a moose? I did some research and found some interesting facts weiterlesen…

How good do forests recover from anthropogenic disturbances?

Since ages, humans are relying on forests, as a source for fire wood, furniture or food. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment in 2010, the earth is covered with around 1.4 billion hectares of primary forests, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of the US. On the other hand, there are at least weiterlesen…

My Fulbright journey Part I

Ich sitze am Gate und warte darauf, dass ich in den Flieger steigen kann. Ich möchte die Zeit nutzen, um zu schreiben und meinen Reisebericht anzufangen. Aber meine Gedanken sind unstrukturiert, ich denke an Flo, ich denke an meine Mädels und ich bin müde. In erster Linie bin ich müde und eigentlich habe ich auch weiterlesen…