Timeless advice…

...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 Trouble is - they're more than ninety-five years out of date.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 … Continue reading Timeless advice…

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Before…

Before the Internet...before TV...and pretty darn near alongside silent movies and radio way back in the early decades of the 20th century there was a breed of men who braved all manner of dangers from dancing beauty queens to crashing zeppelins to bring the news to theaters around the world. And now Amanda Emily has … Continue reading Before…

Epiphany…

A sudden awareness of something wonderful! And it all came about because a former reporter asked where the reporters were in the photograph of newsreel cameramen that graces my facebook page. I responded that there were no reporters...just cameramen until the late 20s when soundmen appeared with all of their apparatus. Epiphany. No reporters for … Continue reading Epiphany…

…and so it began…

Back in the beginning it appears newreel cameramen evolved from newspaper still guys...later moving into a new medium (TV). They are converging again (on the Internet). Always wondered where the scuffle between brothers began. (Thanks Amanda Emily.)