Yep…I must be bored. Again. Decided to go back in time and start re-posting some of the oldies but goodies. Shake things up a bit and maybe re-find my love of writing by getting some inspiration from when it all clicked. So we’ll begin with two from 2006. My first blog posting. Hello world! Plus […]Read more "Digging into the archives 5.5.16"
The blessing and bane of being a VJ is getting paid to do what you love. If you’re lucky, you have a staff job with an understanding news director or editor who knows that you will give your all if s/he treats you right. That means a living wage and a reasonable amount of time […]Read more "Freelance VJ sites"
Videojournalism or reporting visually can make you highly visible. There ya are: camera in hand, mike out. You’re gathering news to put up…somewhere. On the web, on TV, whatever. So folks see you with that gear and think, “Hey, I can do THAT!” Piece of cake. That’s the visible part of your job. The invisible […]Read more "Invisible work…"
I pulled into the parking lot and the first memory hit. A bunch of drunken fishermen just before the 11 o’clock show pushing the buzzer non-stop. They’d caught a 6 foot sturgeon and they wanted it on TV. Now. Second memory as I got out of the car. Being walked to my vehicle after the […]Read more "Time traveler…"
Over the past decade I’ve been toying with making fiction stories…not news, but actual films. It began when I was teaching high school broadcasting and had my students team up to enter the 48 Hour Film Project 48 Hour Film Project. Then after I retired from teaching I joined up with some talented teams as a […]Read more "Drifting with the current…"
I began this blog way back in 2006 as a creative vent and educational site. Over the years I’ve seen the VJ model go from the original OMB (one man band) working in a bureau and overloaded with film or tape camera, sending in their raw media via bus or driving it up to the […]Read more "And so it ends…and so it begins"
…these days, I’d change out my old lessons plans a bit. Used to be I’d review the camera, assign the seven basic shots, move on to a short stop action assignment, then an autobiography. Each of these took the beginning student from nowhere through working with the camera and editing program on to more complex […]Read more "If I were teaching the basics…"
As House infamously says, “Everybody lies.” One of the “lies” of journalism is that journos are neutral – they don’t take sides. They are objective. Realistically objectivity is bullshit. The difference between a professional journalist and a crazed blogger on a rant is a sense of their own weaknesses and an attempt to be fair. […]Read more "The lies you tell yourself…they lies they tell themselves…"