Yep…I must be bored. Again. Decided to go back in time and start re-posting some of the oldies but goodies. Shake things up a bit and maybe re-find my love of writing by getting some inspiration from when it all clicked. So we’ll begin with two from 2006. My first blog posting. Hello world! Plus […]Read more "Digging into the archives 5.5.16"
…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…"
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?"
…to the next generation. Truth is I’m nearing the end of my career. Went from shooting production stills to news film and video to teaching broadcasting to retired and working part time with high school students and freelancing as a camera/shooter/videojournalist. Within the next year all of this will slow down…but never really stop. (I […]Read more "Paying it forward…and back…"
I kind of keep an eye on my blog stats and was surprised to see a sudden increase in hits from Egypt. Considering the events there the past week, I kind of understand the desire by those caught up in the conflict to get the word out. So consider this a primer – a quick […]Read more "Calling all (prospective) VJs in Egypt…"
The VJ world is heating up, albeit primarily in the world’s hot spots. With the ever shrinking network budgets and a growing need for accurate coverage in the nooks and crannies of our expanding world, videojournalists are becoming a prime commodity. Why? They work locally. They know their area and its politics. Most importantly, they […]Read more "Think global…work local…"
The blessing and bane of being a VJ is getting paid to do what you love. If you’re lucky, you have a staff job with an understanding news director or editor who knows that you will give your all if s/he treats you right. That means a living wage and a reasonable amount of time […]Read more "Freelance VJ sites"