Newsreel Cameraman Les Thomsen has left us. The above video is from a 2006 SFBAPPA meeting at his house, where he and other old timers discussed the early history of the club. Afterwards he gave a tour of his house - the basement is a museum of equipment used in movies, early television, and newsreels … Continue reading Farewell Les…
Love that assonance alliteration (blame my burned-out brain cells). It's been a while and a backlog has built up....and after resurfacing yesterday at the BAPPA digital day I guess I'd better post and dive again. The afternoon workshops were just as good the am ones. Checked out the Canon and Nikon sessions on their gear … Continue reading Serendipity on Sunday….
Two years ago I began blogging as a result of a workshop presented by Richard Koci Hernandez here at the SFBAPPA Digital Workshop...now renamed the Digital/Multimedia workshop. Change was afoot back then. I'd put on a couple of video workshops for students and broadcast cameramen in the three years preceding and the last one was … Continue reading Saturday slumming….
Big shock...and a sense of impending doom. Just caught a news flash on KCBS/San Francisco that the publisher of the San Jose Mercury News is offering a buy-out to all 1,100 employees of that paper, the Oakland Tribune and more than a dozen other papers. Read about it here. This site has more...the actual announcement … Continue reading What the heck is going on here?
Saturday was a bittersweet day. More than a hundred still photographers jammed into the Journalism building at SF State, all excited about learning how to create stories using still images and video as part of the SFBAPPA Digital Workshop. From my perspective they were brilliant visualizers on a steep learning curve with a long path … Continue reading SFBAPPA Digital Workshop