This is the biggie – and am I ever having problems with it this semester. I taught for several years at Middle College High School, located at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. That, apparently, was a very unique situation – one I wasn’t fully aware of til I hit “comprehensive” high school. At MCHS […]Read more "Autobiographical assignment…"
Here’s the second assignment I hand out to my high school students – Animation (the old fashioned way). My students are called in educationese “diverse.” This means they come from an extremely wide range of backgrounds. They are young (most of my class this year is freshmen) and hormonal and very active. They are passionate […]Read more "Animation assignment…"
I’m putting together a survey for the membership of BAPPA (San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association). Our print membership is strong….and thriving. The broadcast membership has stagnated and seems to be shrinking if anything. This concerns me – I’ve always been active in my community and professional organizations. It’s part of payback – I […]Read more "Whither broadcast news…"
Richard Hernandez of the San Jose Mercury-News just posted an amazing multimedia story…complete with video, stills, graphics and a link to the newspaper story. Truely stunning. Red Hot Rails This is what the future may be, sans the newspaper. While most news sites may go with simple use of video attached to a text story, […]Read more "Red hot rails…"
I’m a sucker for features and anything that touches on the fragile beauty of nature. Kathy Newell has once again managed to capture a fleeting moment…a day of sunlight in the middle of a stormy winter in Northern California. She’s not afraid to get down low and in close. In a world too often obsessed […]Read more "Searching for nature’s moments…"
This is my take-everywhere solution to lighting. The palm of my hand. Generally I don’t even bother to do this cause I can just look and figure out the lighting…but sometimes I find myself standing in the middle of a crowd and holding my hand up and spinning. If you watch the attached video you […]Read more "The hand trick…"
Hey its studio day at my school…I just got a new Lowel light kit for myself and I’m spending the day at my school’s TV studio so my students can catch up with their assignments. A great opportunity to make a lighting demonstration video. To state the obvious: you can’t see without light. Videojournalists have […]Read more "Part One: some simple lighting tips…"