Category Video

The Dark Room That Is Editing

MediaStorm’s Eric Maierson on video editing – an accurate portrayal of what video editing feels like.

Making Something Great

Sometime tomorrow, the Boston Globe will release a documentary on five runners who did finish last year’s Boston Marathon – and this could be amazing. For those in New England, it airs on NESN tonight at 9:30.

Reporter Geoff Edgers and multimedia producer Darren Durlach were simply told, “Just make something great” by the Globe’s editor, Brian McGrory.

I hope it is.

Layoffs at CNN

Several places reporting 16 photojournalists and editors have been laid off at CNN.

Not good.

News Chopper Down in Seattle

Multiple reports that the KOMO-TV helicopter has crashed in Seattle.

For the Educators in the Audience

TeachaNeed to spend off a little leftover FY14 travel funding? Here’s how to do it – Poynter’s Teachapalooza is one of the best journalism educator conferences around. Three (or five) days of über nerdy, totally geeked out learning about how to better teach journalism at the university level.

Disclosure: I’m on the faculty, but I paid my way for the first two years of this and it was worth every cent.

Why Situational Awareness Matters

I would like to think that I’m pretty good at paying attention to what’s happening around me. As a journalist, that power to observe was a key component of my mental tool kit. It can also be an important survival tool as one Philadelphia television reporter almost found out.

The fact that neither he nor his photojournalist had the foresight to realize this could happen is troubling. One chunk of ice in there ant Steve Keeley isn’t finishing his standup.

Big Changes in Orlando

Reports coming out from the National Press Photographers Associaiton that the Orlando Sentinel has told all of its staff photojournalists they have until tomorrow to reapply for new jobs that are much more video-centric.

While the need to produce more video is certainly there, is this the best path? To threaten job loss? Wouldn’t a progress policy of training be better?

It is possible, of course, that they tried to do that and failed, I suppose.

Chilling Storytelling

This … is freaking amazing.

It’s a Boyd Huppert story out of KARE 11 TV in Minneapolis looking at ice caves that have formed in Bayfield, Wisconsin. And, holy cow, is it gorgeous.

Listen to the sounds in this – this demonstrates the power of great audio.

(Thanks to Al Tompkins at the Poynter Institute for the link.)

Video Postcards from South America

OhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGod – I so want to do video postcards like David Guttenfelder did across South America for the New York Times Magazine.

So freaking cool …

Alumn Goes Viral

Sometimes, opening email is a pure joy … Jon-Michael Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of our program at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and now on staff at the Augusta Chronicle, sent me a note about a video he posted in September telling the story of a 70 year old body builder. Normally, I’d embed the video, but you need to go look at it on YouTube to see the number of plays – currently, 1,274,532.

Yes, you read that right – he’s approaching 1.3 MILLION views.

For a JOURNALISM piece.

It can happen.

The video was apparently shared on Reddit – still, wicked cool.

Of course, I have to ask, why is it linked to YouTube and not the Chronicle’s site?