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…"
Kind of contradictory terms up there. But such is life. While the metamorphosis of all things journalistic continues at a hippedy hop pace, I’ve pulled back into blissful retirement. Too many years of wandering, searching, seeking and pushing…now is the time to take off and enjoy traveling the open roads with my life partner and […]Read more "Slowing down and speeding up…"
…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…"
So being the expert VJ and teacher, I never thought my words would come back to bite me. As in, “the only way to get good is to practice, practice, practice.” It has been a lifelong goal of mine to someday learn how to strum a guitar without scaring the livestock. My husband of many […]Read more "Bite me…"
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?"
…the stories you go on “just in case”… Routine almost to the point of boring. Hop on over to Amanda Emily’s The Dope Sheet and check it out. Addendum April 13, 2014. Just noticed how many folks are clicking through on the link above and think I’d better explain a bit. A lot of times […]Read more "It’s called death watch…"
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?"