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Writing

Saving Lives: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in young athletes

ThePostGame (March 22, 2011)

Written in the aftermath of the death of Michigan high school basketball player Wes Leonard, this magazine-length article was featured on the home page of Yahoo! and received national attention.

The season is over, the cameras have left. Other stories have captured the hearts of the country.

All that’s left in Fennville, Mich., are the memories. The nightmarish memories of how high school basketball star Wes Leonard collapsed on the court and died shortly after hitting a game-winning shot on March 3.

Player Profile: Streamweaver’s Jamin Guy

JaminGuy_250SouthernAlpha.com (October 5, 2012)

A story for a local Nashville web publication, this interview was conducted in-person on the day after the launch of a new video app.

Late on Friday afternoon, Jamin Guy was tired. And understandably so.

At midnight Wednesday morning, Guy and his colleagues launched the new synchronized video app Streamweaver. Fewer than 72 hours later, he had his mind set on getting some sleep over the weekend. But not before building some additional marketing materials.

That’s not an abnormal schedule for a developer at a startup, especially on launch week.

But, within two minutes of sitting down for a conversation Friday in the conference room at Firefly Logic, Guy perked up.

Former RMU coach Schmidt finally in NCAA tourney

ColonialsCorner.com (March 15, 2012)

Reporting live from the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Bridgestone Arena, this article highlighted a bit of personal experience with a basketball coach who had made it to the tournament for the first time.

Prior to his first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 11 seasons as head coach, St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt was relaxed at the podium at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday afternoon. He smiled, leaning toward the reporters sitting below. And as questions were asked, he was candid.

Most of all, the former Robert Morris coach seemed to take the whole moment in.

“We’re playing with house money,” he said in his familiar, heavy New England accent.

Jessica Long: The Long way to success

RivalsHigh.com (September 17, 2008)

Written as part of a series featuring high school Olympic athletes, Jessica Long (who is still an active competitor eight years later) shared a bit of her life as a teenage Paralympic swimmer via a phone interview, resulting in an intimate article that resonated with readers.

At first glance, Jessica Long appears to be a typical American teenager. She likes hanging out with her friends and talking on the phone. She’s addicted to eating chips and salsa and watching Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday nights.

But dig past the giggly girl on the outside, and a poised and determined young female athlete shines through. Although Long tries to downplay her many accomplishments, there’s no denying her success is monumental.

Video Scripts

eRounds Introductory Video

eRounds (Fall 2014)

Featured on the home page of the eRounds website, this video has been used to introduce the medical photo-sharing app to audiences online and at international conferences and events.

This video was produced by Matt Knutson Productions.

Thorntons Careers

Thorntons (Spring 2014)

The centerpiece of the career section of the Thorntons website, this video was created out of a series of interviews. Several weeks before the actual video was shot on-location, a pre-interview (not recorded) was conducted with each of the Thorntons employees in their own stores in order to capture each of them in their natural working environments. Out of those interviews came the final questions used in the recording … as well as the written success stories that accompanied this video on the website.

This video was produced by Matt Knutson Productions.

 

AT&T TalkBack: National Championship Preview

Athlon Sports (January 2015)

Written in collaboration with a team from Athlon Sports, this video was used to promote a live, interactive Q&A event produced by AT&T and Athlon.

TalkBack Video

Content Strategy

Superior Orthotics & Prosthetics

Superior

Site mapping, content strategy and content development for Superior Orthotics & Prosthetics, a project by Ten Fast Feet. A feature of this project was the development of five patient Success Stories, including in-person interviews and custom photography.

First Baptist Nashville

FirstBaptist

Site mapping, content strategy and content development for First Baptist Nashville, a project by Ten Fast Feet.

Thorntons

Superior

Site mapping, content strategy and content development for Thorntons, a project designed by Nerdette Designs and developed by Webstasy.

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