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September 29, 2016

John D. Rockefeller in Cleveland

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  • Alexis Lopez

    I think this is a great video! I have never seen an article project with a video attached to it. This video was able to give great information about Rockefeller. It also was able to explain his accomplishments on helping with the growth of Cleveland. This video was also able to provide background information about Rockefeller beginnings. I thought it was interesting to hear how he was able to fund schools, organizations and helped with universities.

  • Andrea Degollado

    I found this video extremely useful as I had currently an article about Rockefeller. This video is amazing it really highlights the accomplishments of Rockefeller and how he contributed to the Cleveland’s growth. I think this was a very creative way to express the idea and the story. It is also the first video I come across on the Stmu media website, however I think there should be more as I found this very useful.

  • Bianca-Rhae Jacquez

    This is the first documentary that I have seen in this project. I absolutely loved the way the information was expressed and the images used. Many people really don’t connect Rockefeller to Cleveland off the top of their heads. His oil company was the reason that Cleveland was out on the map. I appreciated the way you were able to portray Rockefeller’s humble beginnings.

  • Austin Pena

    Great video! I liked how you incorporated the Cavs and the 3-1 lead in the video. The video highlighted greatly in detail the impact of Rockefeller in not only the city of Cleveland, but the impact he had in this countries history. i was unaware that Standard Oil originated in Cleveland, and the rich history behind the city. I was always under the assumption that Cleveland is just a boring town with sports.

  • Samuel Stallcup

    This video does an excellent job at highlighting the key details that made John D. Rockefeller such a key aspect to Cleveland’s growth, and it’s interesting that Rockefeller was from such humble beginnings. I also enjoyed how you detailed what Rockefeller’s company was able to accomplish. Nice micro-doc!

  • Hector Garcia

    It is interesting to see how John D. Rockefeller and his oil business changed Cleveland and made it the city that it is today. I was surprised to hear that Standard Oil originated from Cleveland and I am glad that it all turned out for the best. Although Rockefeller lost his company after the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed, Rockefeller gave back to the city of Cleveland. He became philanthropist by funding for schools, organizations and even a university.

  • Michelle Falcon

    I absolutely loved this article/ video! I appreciate how she took a different approach to these articles especially with my proffered learning style. John D Rockefeller was such a huge influence in our history. I now see how big of an influence in Cleveland as well. How he was able to open up so many different jobs and work possibilities for the area is amazing. As well as being able to give back to he community later on in life.

  • Richard Navarro

    Man, I wonder how much money he made from this ICONIC invention. What could he possibly do with all of it at that point in time. It’s crazy to think that Mr. Rockefeller actually put his foot in the door for the oil industry. The man was extremely smart and full of power. A go getter to say the least.

  • Cameron Ramirez

    I had no clue that Rockefeller started in Cleveland. I always assumed he made it in New York because of the Rockefeller building which is located in NYC. I found your video on the growth of Cleveland and the effects that Rockefeller had on the city to be very informative and interesting. I liked the videos of the progress that young Rockefeller had in Cleveland, and the pictures you used helped grab the attention of the audience. Overall good work!

  • Christopher Repka

    Rachel, this video was very well-done. I was impressed by the video footage you found to use in your documentary, which helped to guide your narrative and keep the viewer engaged. Sometimes having too many still images in a micro-documentary can make videos boring, so you did a good job showing intriguing footage. I didn’t know that Rockefeller was so young when he began his professional career, either. Overall, your information was helpful and informative about the basic aspects of Rockefeller’s life and accomplishments. This would be a really nice video with just a little work cleaning up your voice over, which sounds a bit choppy at certain points. Voice overs are difficult to pull off, so again, kudos to you. Great job.

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