The widely known Festival known as Oyster Bake, is held annually by St.Mary’s University. Rawley Webber , an alum from St.Mary’s University has been in charge of running the Baked Oysters booth at the event for 8 years, and plans to continue helping for years to come. With his spirt of Giving back to the community, Webber is an inspiration for all alumni and current students at St.Mary’s


Green Chicken Curry

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

Green Chicken Curry by Nathian Mambru
Videography and Production by Gerardo Mendez

Nathian Mambru, a senior at St.Mary’s University, learned to cook from his mother at the age of four. He has since grown a love for cooking which can be enjoyed with his many dishes. In this video, Mambru prepares Green Chicken Curry, a delicious Indian dish with a kick.


  • 2 lbs skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 half sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs ground marjoram
  • 2 tbs curry power
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 24 oz premium coconut milk
  • 1 cup green diced chile
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno diced chile
  • salt
  • pepper


Basmati Rice: Melt half sticks of butter in saucepan. Once melted, add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of milk along with 2 cups of rice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Allow it to boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes. Fold rice every 10-15 minutes.

Green Chicken Curry: Add butter to frying pan and allow it to melt. Coat the chicken with some butter and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Put the chicken in the frying pan and let it brown and then bring the heat down to medium. In a mixing bowl, pour the coconut milk, add the diced jalapeno chile, ground marjoram, salt and pepper, and mix throughly. Pour the mixture into the pan. Simmer for for five minutes then add the green onions. Allow to simmer for 10-25 minutes more, then serve with the Basmati rice and garnish with curly parsley. Makes seven servings.

Special thanks to Nate and Aldo for preparing the dish and to Bert for letting us use his kitchen. Thanks guys in ZAX!


A Day in the Life with John Tham

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Soundslides Tutorial

Posted: February 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

A Slice of Life: Faces and Places that make up St.Mary’s University

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1-Courtney Michelle DeWitt pulls out a piece of broccoli from a hot bowl of melted cheese at The Melting Pot for her Valentine’s celebration dinner

2-DeWitt  during her date at The Melting Pot as the prepared cheese drips off the broccoli.

3-DeWitt smiles at the camera while waiting for her frozen yogurt at The Orange Cup in La Cantera.

4-DeWitt looks at pictures on her phone, ” I love these ” she says.

5-DeWitt savors her acai berry yogurt filled with strawberries and granola ,” Its my favorite, i get it every time i come to the Orange Cup” she says.

Senior Gerald Bolgren, Political Science major is an experienced trumpet player who shares his experience on how practice has paid off

Audio 1 Evaluation

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

By completing this project I learned how to use my voice recorder to maximize the sound and quality of my interview. I also learned location is very important to the sound of the interview, back ground noise can prove to be problematic and may even over power your interviewee

If given a second chance to complete this project I would have better prepared my questions in order to get a more fluent conversational sound. Question that covered more information such as name major and classification, rolled into one, instead of having chopped audio when i edited it together.  I also would have fixed my in and out marker in Final Cut Pro instead of accidentally having a ten minute long file nine minutes with nothing on it.

The most challenging part of this project was to find a place o interview that had proper acoustics and little to no background noise. I had to change location several times before finding a place available with little background noise.

This project took me a around three hours from start to finish, from preparing for the interview finding a location, interviewing and editing, to publishing. The fact that I used the short cut keys in Final Cut Pro truly made it a lot faster for me to edit, which is very helpful.

Diana Garcia English Communications Major gives tells us a little about her self and her drive in the field of communications, as well as how she became involved in campus

Media Production2 Spring 2011

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

back: Jerry Mendez, Sarah Mills, Austin Newton, Stephen Guzman. middle: Analicia Perez, Mimi Soy, Dania Pulido. front: Jasmine Garcia, Diana Garcia, Veronica Luna

New Tools in My Media-Toolbox

Posted: January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


As my fourth semester begins at St.Mary’s University , I’m very excited about the numerous people I’ll have the pleasure of meeting, not only throughout the semester, but through the year. I have high expectations for all my classes this semester, especially for this class, Media Productions 2. Thus far I do feel that everything is going in the right direction and I hope that this semester does not get too stressful.

For Media Productions 2 I think it will be very cool to further my knowledge in multimedia projects by using new and different of technologies which I have not used previously. I also find it very cool to be using digital recorders for our projects. I think that these devices will most certainly become a great tool to have in my media toolbox.

As of now I don’t think I’ll have many difficulties with the projects as far as using the tools such as the recorders or the software, however I think that the most difficulties I will encounter will be in picking the projects that I will be working with.

I believe that the relationship which audio ad imagery is a very important part of media, and being able to properly display this throughout the projects this semester  will be very insightful.

I have great expectations for this class and I hope I don’t let myself down, and I know I won’t thanks to brother Dennis help and criticism, it will encourage me to better my work once again