Sunday, December 18, 2016

Exterior Holiday Decorations 2016

video and music by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

Inflatable decorations "wake up" at our house in Frisco on Friday, Dec. 16, 2015. Rudolf's snow globe was repaired this year and has fresh tyro-snow. New this year are a six-foot-tall Yoda and animated snowflake lights.
Video and music composition by Mark M. Hancock. Shot with a GoPro. Music composed in GarageBand.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thanksgiving Inflatable

video and music by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com A new turkey yard ornament inflates to celebrate the Thanksgiving season at our house in Frisco on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. I composed the soundtrack with classical piano and bebop drum loops in GarageBand.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Decorations 2016

video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com Our Halloween decorations are ready for trick-or-treaters at our home in Frisco on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. I composed the soundtrack with various music loops in GarageBand.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

DFW Paddle: Trinity River, Elm Fork with Steve

video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

We take a DFW Paddle about 5 miles down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River from the Trinity River Kayak Co in Coppell to Sam Houston Trail Park in Irving on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The water is unusually high and fast during one of the wettest springs in Texas history. Consequently, there aren’t many animals along the way, but we do briefly encounter a gator and some highly aggressive butterflies. I composed the soundtrack with various “Shetland” music loops in GarageBand. This is a video in the DFW Paddle series.
Please also see: DFW Paddle: White Rock Creek and White Rock Creek Critters

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Polar Bears 100th Anniversary


Photos Mark M. Hancock / © Newseagles.com

In honor of the U.S. 31st Infantry Regiment's 100th anniversary, 50 Royal Darwin figurines are displayed in an inspection formation in Frisco on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The unit will mark it's 100th year on Aug. 13, 2016.

Learn more about the 31st Infantry Regiment.
Visit the 31st Infantry Regiment Association's page.



While I made the top image above, our jackass neighbor tried to photobomb my shoot.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Weekend 2005 video

Photos Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Music composed by Mark M. Hancock / Newseagles.com

Please see this slideshow video of Memorial Weekend events in Southeast Texas during 2005. Memorial events take place in Southeast Texas during Memorial Weekend 2005. Events include an annual memorial presentation at Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza in Orange, Texas; the Freedom Remember Memorial Day Services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont; and a Memorial Day program at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur.

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Enough for now,

Sunday, February 21, 2016

What Is A Photojournalist?


video © Mark M. Hancock 
photos © Mark M. Hancock, The Beaumont Enterprise or Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

This presentation is an updated version of a speech given at the New York Press Association Annual Convention in 2008. This presentation is intended for non-photojournalists and especially students considering photojournalism as a career. To see more videos, please visit and subscribe to the NewsEagles channel on YouTube. More to come. 


Enough for now,

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lakeview Centennial vs. Rowlett basketball


photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

Lakeview Centennial's Michael Thomas-Vaughan (21) scrambles for ball control against Rowlett's Albert Coleman (50) and Nathan Hawkins (32) during a basketball game at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

Lakeview Centennial battles Rowlett during a high school basketball game at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Both teams entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in District 10-5A.

Please ensure your video setting is at 1080p to see the images in high definition.

Some older slideshows and stories got eliminated from different newspapers websites. To keep images more permanently visible beyond my years, I'll move some onto YouTube. I didn't like the soundless version, so I'll add unique beats, piano or some loop combo to the background. You're welcome to turn off the volume. This is an older slideshow I hadn't posted yet. All the other older images will be posted to the actual shoot date to keep the blog better organized.