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…"
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?"