…on facebook. Inevitable. Like seeks like…and I like a number of pages that allow me to communicate with those with similar interests. They include everything from BEA/Broadcast Education Association to videojournalist (thanks Ruud Elmendorp) to Global VJs and then find a journalist…around the world (which I help administer) and others. I learn so much about […]Read more "The International community is coming together…"
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…"
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 […]Read more "Business…"
In the beginning there was the Newsreel Cameraman. Hauling around more gear than a pack mule, he (no shes back then) covered the news and view of the nine-teens and twenties, joined by an Audio Man in 1927. That was the original VJ. Rough and tumble, but always got the story. These NR guys held […]Read more "Two views (or more) of VJs…"
I remember when CNN started up in the 70s. Friend of mine (a camerawoman) came up to me one day and said, “There’s this guy from CNN who said he’d make me a star!” She was smiling and I laughed. A cameraman a star? Seemed like a podunk idea…going nowhere fast. But THAT sure didn’t […]Read more "What’s new is old is new again…"
A year or two back I started seeing job postings for “predators” for broadcast news shows. Did not have a clue…originally I thought they wanted hungry workers willing to do anything to track down a story. Now it seems the predator is the employer…hiring producer/editors. Once again merging the jobs of two people into one. […]Read more "Look out for them predators!"