I am a videographer, editor, and writer with a M.A. in Telecommunications from Ball State University's Department of Media with a concentration in Digital Storytelling program. My graduate capstone project was a 30-minute documentary and supplementary website about the history of the Bates v. Riviera Inc. which resulted in the desegregation of an Indianapolis swim club. I completed a two-year graduate assistantship at the David Owsley Museum of Art, where my role was to create video content, graphics, and advertising for the museum. I also acted as the Secretary for the Ball State student group Frog Baby Film Festival, the university's student film festival.
Most of my academic research surrounds horror in media, so I am deeply interested in researching and writing about the topic. I have presented research at both the PCA/ACA and MAPACA academic conferences.
I received my B.A. from Ball State University in 2019 in Telecommunications with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. I also graduated with minors in both Japanese and Professional Writing in Emerging Media. During this time, I was a member of the student volunteer group Music and Memory and the campus organization Women in Tech. I was both Senior Reviews Editor and Editor-In-Chief for Byte Magazine, an online entertainment magazine hosted within the Journalism Department's Unified Media Lab.
In 2022, I was hired as the Podcast Intern for the Indiana Jewish Historical Society. I simultaneously freelanced as a Content Specialist at Static Media, and I wrote feature articles for Static Media's websites, Looper.com and SVG.com.
Currently, I work full-time as a Press Secretary for ten members of the Indiana House of Representatives. I run the video content for the Indiana House Democratic caucus.
Today, I am most interested in videography, video editing, and motion graphics. I am a fast, capable learner and am eager to use my skills to make your project the best it can be!
GRADUATE CAPSTONE PROJECT:
The Integration of the Riviera Club
The Riviera Club, founded on January 12, 1933, is one of Indianapolis' most famous private swimming facilities. The designation as a private club ensured that members would only be surrounded by residents of the community they actively wanted to engage with. For some Hoosiers, like my Jewish father, membership was firmly denied.
This creative project archives the Bates v. Riviera Club Inc. legal case, wherein my father, Larry Reuben, and many other brave individuals led the charge against racial injustice in Indianapolis' Butler-Tarkington neighborhood.
As a requirement for my M.A. degree, I created a 30-minute documentary film cataloging the Bates v. Riviera Inc. case. I also made a custom WordPress website contextualizing Indianapolis at the time of the case, the details of the case, and the individuals involved. The website features articles, audio elements, news clippings, archival images, and a timeline created using nite labs. This project is ongoing and will be added to in the future.
My creative project is a Ball State University ASPiRE Student Creative Arts Competition Grant Recipient. Additionally, an article about my project was published in the 2022 Winter edition of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association's newsletter.
OTHER VIDEO PROJECTS
As a graduate assistant at the David Owsley Museum of Art, I assisted in shooting and editing video content for the museum's Virtual Museum experience. This includes six staff perspectives discussing specific artwork in the 20/20: Twenty Women Artists of the Twentieth Century exhibition and editing a video exploring the work of artist Irene Rice Pereira.
One of the larger video projects I prepared was a pre-recorded two-hour Facebook live stream for the museum's annual Final Friday event. I compiled and edited footage for the project, wrote the script, and ran the live stream using OBS.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Ball State University ASPiRE Student Creative Arts Competition Grant Recipient (2021)
Ball State University Magna Cum Laude (2019)
The Department of Journalism Award for Outstanding Leadership (2018)
TCOM Film and Media Studies Student of the Year (2016-2017)
Louie Award: Byte Excellence in Print Award (2016-2017)
Louie Award: Byte Best New Member Award (2015-16)
Ball State Pre-TCOM Student of the Year Award (2015-16)
Ball State University Dean's List Fall (2015-Summer 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College Dean's List Fall (2014 - Spring 2015)
AWARDS FOR WRITTEN WORK
2019 Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Circle Awards
Personal opinion: Off-campus issues (Certificate of Merit): "Documenting Docs: "Titicut Follies"
2018 Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Circle Awards
Digital Media: First Person Experience (Certificate of Merit): "Studying Abroad in Japan: The Weebs are Wrong"
Digital Media: Entertainment Reviews (Certificate of Merit): "Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Grossly Misunderstands Why the Original was a Success"
MAPACA Annual Conference, "The Rise of the E-Girl: Embrace of a Stereotype or of the Male Gaze?," Co-Presenter. 2021
PCA/ACA National Conference, "The Politics of Israel’s Emerging Horror Genre," Presenter. 2021