I love web video where we can ask about “the rules” and change them so they make sense. It’s one of the reasons I shoot my interviews with the subject looking directly into the lens so they can better connect … Read More
Summertime is workshop time and one of my favorite workshops is at the Maine Media Workshops where I teach a Multimedia Master Class.(I also teach a beginning class in multimedia/video at the SantaFe Photo Workshops
This summer I had the … Read More
Young photographers push the envelope much more than their professional peers.
So I was excited to be a judge for the multimedia categories of the College Photographer of the Year.
I looked at a lot of stories. I saw a … Read More
The idea started with a question. “How do we tell the story of poverty in Memphis?, asked “Chris Peck, the editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal .
Alan Spearman, a staff photographer and film maker, had just met an intern … Read More
Text? Sound? Multimedia? Broadcast TV? Which is the best medium to tell a story? In the last days two major US media outlets chose to feature a story about an obscure 82 year old jazz pianists from Buffalo, NY. Not … 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
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
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.