For the first few minutes, this story looks more like super slick Nike commercia about a mixed martial arts fighter.
But right around 2 minutes the story takes a sharp left turn and ends up in “wow” territory.
Great example … Read More
Talk all you want about how words are important but you are never, ever going to string together a sentence that can capture what this video shows at the 30 second mark. Then keep watching…
However, murmuration, the word … Read More
I’ve long been a fan of Ira Glass. I also hate to admit that I feel like I suck more times than not. Good to know I’m not alone…
and I need to be producing more work.
Here’s a nice short story about an Indian barber shop told without any words but driven by a lively song.
Tom Pietrasik, who made the short, provides some insight into his tools and also gives an interesting description of what … Read More
The folks at Cisco think video will make up 90% of the traffic on the web within the next 3 years. David Hsieh, VP of marketing, Video and Emerging Technologies at Cisco, says that video already makes up more than … Read More
For years I’ve been trying to remember the name of a particular short film that I saw in a high school english class that so stunned me that it made me fall in love with storytelling.
Yesterday, I found a … Read More
To survive as journalists, we need to be capable of telling a story across multiple platforms. And that’s the way I approach my work.
Recently, Seth Gitner, an assistant professor at Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, talked … Read More
Last week I was listening to the raw interviews that photographer Matt Slaby recorded for a multimedia story about a Massachusetts Vets group called We Soldier On, a story he shot and I edited for AARP magazine’s website.
Matt really … Read More
Excerpts from five recent projects where I directed and also did the cinematography. I’d love it if you watch the full films
The full versions of these stories were edited by Linda Hattendorf (Namibia), Chad Stevens (New Orleans), Scott … Read More
Kurt Vonegut was a brilliant, prize winning novelist and a teller of very curious tales. Check out his lecture on the shape of stories.
from Kurt Vonnegut turns Cinderella into an Equation, by Robert Krulwich.