Sample Work – Sam Ruiz

Title: Rock Band Motel Drive Releases First Video From New Album, Forever and a Day,, by Sam Ruiz, MA in Public Relations

Description: Based in Central California, Motel Drive is a rock band heavily influenced by the music of Stray Cats, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty. From the slap-beat rhythm of Jake Finney on the upright bass, to the twangy licks of JD Goodwin on the hollow-body guitar, Motel Drive takes listeners on a sunset cruise through the desert and cools them off with a cold brew at the end of the strip.

Tools Used: Canon T3i, Canon 70D, Canon 50mm prime lens, GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition, GoPro Suction Cup Mount, Adobe Premier Pro CS6, Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks, Apple MacBook Pro, WordPress, YouTube Embedding, MS Word, Facebook, Twitter

Sample Work – Michelle Turner


Pistol Holler

Title: Pistol Holler Plays for a Sold Out Crowd at Toby Keith’s in Cincinnati, by Michelle Turner, MA in New Media Journalism

Description: Pistol Holler is a hot, new country music band that is gaining notoriety by playing notable country music establishments such as Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill in front of sold out crowds, while also growing their original music discography with singles like “My Hometown.”

Tools Used: WordPress, YouTube embedding, Sound Cloud uploading and embedding, Canon EOS 70D, Microsoft Word, Facebook, Twitter, email, journalistic interviewing and distribution strategies.

Sample Work – Jaren Brooks

Title: 2nd Annual Kicks for Count Day,, by Jaren Brooks, MA in Public Relations 

Description: Public schools throughout the State of Michigan must participate in Count Day every year. Count Day is when all public schools tally the number of students attending their schools. The count information is critical to districts because each student translates into state funding. This project explains how Count Day affects parents and children throughout the State of Michigan and why they should join the movement with Bob’s Classic Kicks to donate for this cause. Bob’s Classic Kicks is a local sneaker boutique in Detroit.

Tools Used: WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, Sony HD Camcorder, HootSuite, Asana, Keynote, Avid ProTools, Facebook, Twitter, and of course reputable PR strategies and tactics including, but not limited to, publicity, brand management, reputation management, and event management.

Sample Work- Brandon Buchanon


Brandon Buchanon, October 2013 Graduate, Demo Reel:  Thank you to Brandon who has put together a great demo reel for his portfolio.  His strengths focus on cinematography, photography, editing, content and direction with his story telling.

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