Either I’m damn good or…

…there’s no competition out there anymore. Who knows, but twice in the past month unapplied for accolades have come the way of this blog. journalism.co.uk journalismdegree.org (Don’t know if I’m at the bottom of the lists due to “V”s place in the alphabet or because I just slid in under the line…)

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Business…

Heads up – this is a “shameless self-promotion” posting. My visual storytelling business is up and running. While small (with intentions to stay that way), I have plans to make it big – in quality. Although I’ve dabbled a bit with video production and its many challenges, I find my love of news and storytelling […]

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Getting my sea legs…

…took about the time it took to walk up the ramp and board the USS Makin Island at her berth in Pearl Harbor. Now here is where I should insert swashbuckling tales of past experiences on the ocean and all of my adventures.  Um…no.  Embarrassing as it is to admit, all of my time in […]

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Going in circles, biting my…

…well, not fingers.  Work on The Basics of Videojournalism progresses.  The focus this week is to get the chapter on shooting done, complete with illustrations.  Those we take care of tomorrow with former McNair broadcasting student (and someday film cinematographer) Louis Martinez, who will be acting as our model for illustrations for the book.  Author […]

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Not quite -30- yet…

Time to take a hiatus…a break. This blog has been up and running for nearly five years. Not much compared with say Lenslinger. But five years of both inspired and forgettable postings. And now the reason to rant and post is slowly dying. Five years ago the concept of singular storytelling…videojournalism…one man bands…backpack journalism was […]

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Long, long time ago…

…in a backwater little valley town called Sacra-tomato, change was afoot. Broadcast news…long the bastion of white males wearing cameras and suits…opened up to minorities and women. (Thank you FCC.) Enter into this a tough talking chick from New Yawk and a kinda shy kid from further south in the valley. They met, they meshed […]

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Goodbye Anaheim 2011…

I’m back in my digs after a two day hiatus to the southlands. Getting a bit old and creaky for this semi-annual run, but the few hours of dancing around in front of an audience and seeing students play with toys was worth it. What made it different this year? Well, when I’ve gone to […]

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