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"
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…"
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…"
…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…"
We all have dreams. A better life. Being thinner, richer. Sometimes material things. Sometimes something else. Hopefully though we all have a way to balance our dreams with the real world and not spend life wallowing in regrets. When I look back at my life I see that many of my dreams never materialized through […]Read more "Crushing dreams for being realistic?"
Dangerous ground…especially if you don’t know enough to know what you should be looking for. This blog posting is for those who want to stretch their knowledge and move beyond simple P&S (point and shoot) folks who just use their cameras to take family photos or video or LAMIGABEC! (Look at me – I’ve got […]Read more "How do I choose a camera?"
I follow Carlos Miller’s Photography Is Not a Crime blog for a reason. Ninety-nine percent of the time photographers are harassed due to either ignorance about First Amendment rights by law enforcement and other agencies or at times those agencies or employees deliberately ignoring the rights of media and citizens. First – the media has […]Read more "Victim or perpetrator?"