…on the web, that is. Lately I’ve been mentoring students and a few newbies to both videojournalism and video production. Frankly they’re all pretty much rank beginners with the basics and a dream of getting better. And of course, they all have a website showcasing their work. But. The websites are pretty much shotgun, not […]Read more "The importance of a presence…"
Ah history. It has a way of repeating itself. Back in 2003 or so I coordinated some video workshops for a local pro shooter’s group and the first year a couple of still shooters turned up. The next year the workshop was stuffed full of them. Fast forward a decade and it’s happening again – […]Read more "Audio for ‘dem DLSR shooters…"
Ah dancing. The ability to move with your partner through a series of delightfully light-footed and pleasing movements…knowing all the while eyes are on your every move. Not quite what I had in mind though. Dances with cameras is more like it. Running with the pack and packing it in with the scrum is something […]Read more "The intricate choreography of the scrum…"
…as a teacher. I never actually left the land of video but have been retired from teaching for some three plus years now. Last month I returned to Middle College High School where I went through the horror of learning how to teach. That was a truly tumultuous journey…from a single Digital Video Production class […]Read more "A shot visit to my roots…"
Bad experiences teach valuable lessons. And one of these stems from the question of who owns your video. If you don’t keep track of who hired you and who you sold it to and the terms of agreement you may be SOL (somewhat to extremely out of luck). The following is over-generalized and meant only […]Read more "Know your rights…"
This posting sprang out of a conversation begun over on the globalvjs facebook group. Someone asked which was the best camcorder for under $500 and I entered the discussion by showing off a video shot with my Kodak Playtouch. A simple P&S camera which I carry everywhere. No zoom, not much in the way of […]Read more "Sans tripod…"
…it never changes. The process of creating a visual story that is. But then – what should appear online but some helpful hints for visual shooters. Trouble is – they’re more than ninety-five years out of date. Or are they? Thanks to Amanda Emily, here is a list of hints written by Pathe’ News editor […]Read more "Timeless advice…"