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Trinity from the Sky

Several members of the Trinity community saw a side of campus they had never seen before: the top side.

JC Huizenga, a friend of the College, visited campus on October 20, bringing with him a Bell Long Ranger 4 helicopter. He graciously offered the use of the helicopter which provided several students, staff, and alumni an opportunity to hone their aerial photography and video skills.

Ian Adema ’09 Lawrence, Kansas, and Dan Jongetjes ’10 Delavan, Wisconsin, two student workers in the marketing and communications department, who specialize in videography and photography, were invited along for a ride. Peter Clevering ’00, Trinity’s assistant director of marketing; Dave Jousma, Trinity’s audio/visual coordinator; and Mark Wierda ’03, president of Cultivate Studios, also took a turn in the helicopter.

Adema has been working for the marketing and communications department for several months, using his videography and editing skills to create a virtual tour of campus. He has participated in the Los Angeles Film Studies program and is currently taking an advanced video production class.

“This opportunity was great for me in both the experience and something that I can add to my resume. Few people my age and even in my position get the opportunity to shoot aerial footage,” said Adema. “It really opened my eyes to more of the world, seeing it from such a different perspective.”

Jongetjes, a business major, is passionate about photography and has taken pictures for the College for the past 2 years.

“I took 325 shots in about 20 minutes, ending up with 20 favorites,” said Jongetjes. “It was a great opportunity to get something ‘fun’ in my portfolio. I’ve ridden in a lot of airplanes, but the chopper ride was a first for me.”

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