Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Ultimate Frisbee Championship: Instructors vs Students

The gruesome ultimate frisbee scene in front of the Marine Detachment. Navy instructors front the Defense Information School face off against the pipeline navy students. Usually a few games are held every Friday at 1700 between students.

MCC Jason Carter whips a frisbee down the field. Too bad no one's ready to catch it.

SN Ryan McLearnon aka MC Learnon gracefully leaps into the air for the steal of the day, showing that even frisbee athletes have a heart.

MC1 Adam Vernon has experienced more than a day's worth of an ultimate workout.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Photo stories, what a joy!

The second half of the Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course at the Defense Information School starts with photography. Photography covers rudimentary components such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, multiple flash, focus and exposure. Other subjects covered are MDR photography and advanced photography exercises such as writing a thesis paper and presenting a renowned photographer and their photography. Various class trips are made to Baltimore and D.C. to help sailors become comfortable as photographers. The culmination of this course results in photo stories. Students submit ideas, which are approved by instructors, then venture off to shoot, edit and layout the final product. The instructors give ample feedback and mentorship to students throughout the BMCSC course.

SN Luke Meineke works on one of the Noritsu printers in the DINFOS print lab making any final adjustments necessary. The process at which these printers create the pictures is incredibly amazing.

SN Corey Hensley explains the process of selecting and editing photos to MC2 Sabino Cruz. We're all shipmates so we help each other to understand the material as much as training allows. "One team, one fight" is as common as Hooyah in the Navy.

SN Jennifer Lobao and SN Ian Carver admire Lobao's finished print. SN Peter Melkus is patiently waiting in the back.

Using gels to check the finished print to make any last minutes changes is a must to obtain a pristine product.

SN Ian Carver and SR Kevin Harbach rejoice at Carver's masterpiece. There's Mr. Melkus again!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Preparation is the Key!

Towards the end of A school, Mass Communication Specialist sailors receive verbal orders from the MC detailer through the detachment Leading Chief Petty Officer, currently Chief Jason Carter. Those sailors must prepare for their next duty station by out processing from medical, dental, the detachment and Defense Information School. Sailors must also have a point of contact from their next duty station called a sponsor who'll share what they'll need to bring as well as any other insight into the upcoming transition. SN Hensley took a practical approach and has been expecting to receive orders to a ship. In preparing for ship life, Hensley has been converting his DVD's to his external hard drive while showing various marathons of Supernatural and Chuck. Being self proclaimed "movie enthusiast" Hensley wants to make his adventure with the Navy less cluttered with discs and full of readily available movies and series at his hands.

Supernatural is playing on the computer monitor while Hensley has the DVDs converted to his external hard drive.

SN Hensley explains to SN Hwang how the files are burned and converted through the lap top and on to the external hard drive.

SN Hwang is among many to enjoy the side benefits of Hensley's endeavor.

The funny thing is that Hensley received orders to Guam.