MainGreen.TV is a student-speared production headed by Alicia Maule, a fellow member of Brown University’s class of 2011. In a sentence, its a new media machine that aims to cultivate and highlight the creative works of the Brown community. Like it’s cousins Massive.TV (Northwestern) and Kuumba.TV (Washington University-St. Louis), the MainGreen.TV staff takes advantage of the low up-front costs and availability of today’s technology. The stories are triangulated through various methods, meaning biographies, interviews, photos, and videos work together to create a cohesive piece of journalism highlighting student works on campus. Its a model that our school papers, or any publication for that matter, will need to aspire to if they hope to provide an equally well rounded experience.
Pete and I, as a “DJ duo and best friend bloggers”, were lovingly selected by Alicia to be one of the first student profiles on MainGreen.TV. Above is the mini-doc shot at 95.5 WBRU, where Pete and I have been DJ’ing on 360 Sunday programming since sophomore year. We started as interns, took over Midnight Madness, became promo and music director respectively, and are now doing our senior year victory lap holding down the Live at 5 Mixshow with DJ Spin. WBRU has played a crucial part in our understanding of music and the social and business culture around it.
One of the best questions Alicia asked us was how being DJ’s affects our blogging, and it made us realize how these skills not only work together practically, but also in theory. Staying up on music is useful in both regards, but knowing your audience and what to present them is what ultimately determines your success.
Benz never was and never will be a two man operation, and we wanna shout out shoms, MrAlexander, seanermc, miss a.k.w., hankerins, chunkee, stats, sheek, and jonno. We also wanna thank Erik for the free photo shoot, Gabe and John for a great video, Khalila for interviewing us, Celi for the logistics, and Kiebwe for greeting us on the green carpet.
MainGreen.TV regularly updates their blog with creations and productions at Brown University .