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
I love to teach because I love to learn.
What I learned from my students this semester is that you should always make the extra effort to make your work better.
Case in point: two students received A+ on their … 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
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
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